Jim & Meryl O`Connell Scholarship
The family and friends of Jim O`Connell have established a scholarship in his memory. The scholarship is intended for a junior or senior student pursuing a major or minor in math education. The student must be a resident of North Dakota, and demonstrate academic promise. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the VCSU Scholarship Committee based on the earnings in the fund as of December 31st of each calendar year. Mr. O`Connell was a Valley City State University graduate and a professor in the math department from 1948-1994. From 1964 until his retirement in 1994 he served as chairperson of the department. His life priorities were students and learning.