Apr 23rd, 2020 @ 9:43 am | Author: Greg Vanney
President Alan LaFave has announced the Valley City State University Faculty Excellence Awards for 2019–20, recognizing “exceptional dedication and commitment to students and the university by outstanding teaching, scholarly activities, or university service.”

Recipients are Lee Kruger, Senior Faculty (associate or full professor) award; Angela Mircsov, Junior Faculty (instructor or assistant professor) award; and David Hanson, Adjunct/Special Appointment award.

Lee Kruger, associate professor in the Department of Language and Literature, joined the VCSU faculty in 2001. This semester he is teaching College Composition II and III; Writing Workshop; Comparative Literature; Civilization, Thought and Literary Heritage; and Ethics and Philosophy of Science. He also coordinates VCSU’s online English education program. Kruger holds a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College and a master of arts degree from the University of Nebraska–Omaha.

Angela Mircsov serves as assistant professor and chair of the VCSU Department of Art. This semester she is teaching Drawing I, II and III; Photography I, II and III; Art History IV and Art Business. Mircsov, who holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Millikin University and a master of fine arts from Lindenwood University, joined the VCSU faculty in 2018.

David Hanson, assistant professor of education, returned to his alma mater, Valley City State University, as a faculty member in 2017 after serving as elementary principal at Wyndmere (N.D.) Public School. This semester he is teaching Introduction to Education, Elementary Practicum and Classroom Management, and Trends in Assessment and Educational Issues. Hanson holds a master’s degree from Tri-State University in addition to a bachelor’s degree from VCSU.