NDSCS' Marohl named National ATEA Outstanding Technical Teacher
by NDSCS News
Posted on 3/31/2011
Betty Krump, ATEA Executive Director awards Terry Marohl with Outstanding Technical Teacher Award
NDSCS student Pausch named Outstanding Technical Student
St. Paul, Minn. - The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) named Terry Marohl the Outstanding Technical Teacher at its national conference in St. Paul last night. Marohl is the Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Diesel Technology program at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D.
In addition, NDSCS welding technology student Chance Pausch, Hankinson, N.D., was named the Outstanding Technical Student.
The Outstanding Technical Teacher Award recognizes full-time, post-secondary technical instructors from anywhere in the nation whose performance and contribution are exceptional. Nominations are submitted by individual and institutional members of the ATEA. Innovative teaching strategies, involvement with business and industry, and the positive impact on students are additional qualities that are considered for this award.
The Outstanding Technical Student Award is given to an individual who is currently a full-time student in a post-secondary technical program. The student must be very strong academically and show potential in his/her chosen field. The student should also have an impact on other students and the institution.
Dr. John Richman, NDSCS president, attended the ceremony in St. Paul when the awards were presented. He cited Marohl's innovative recruitment strategies and tireless work to develop partnerships within the diesel program that set him apart. "To have Terry Marohl recognized at the national level by his peers, speaks volumes about the quality faculty and staff at NDSCS," Richman stated. "NDSCS is honored to have two national ATEA winners on our campus."
Chance Pausch, an active NDSCS student, has served on the student senate for the past two years and has represented the student body on the College's management team. Pausch is also a student representative on the College's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Committee. In 2009, Pausch won a bronze medal at the national SkillsUSA conference and received a national FFA award - the American FFA degree. However, most on campus are wowed by his talent as a metal welding sculptor; his most popular sculptures are metal roses.
"Chance is a great student and well-rounded individual," said Richman. "He is very deserving of this award."