Sep 30th, 2015 @ 9:41 am | Author: Greg Vanney
President Tisa Mason presented Paige Bjornson with the Valley City State University Distinguished Service Award at a reception at Dacotah Bank on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

“Paige has done so much for Valley City and VCSU,” said President Mason. “She’s definitely a difference maker in the community and very deserving of this award.”

The university’s highest honor, the VCSU Distinguished Service Award is given at the discretion of the president in recognition of exceptional contribution toward the university’s vision. The honor has been bestowed on a total of 23 individuals and organizations, including Bjornson, since its 1975 inception.

A senior business banker at Dacotah Bank in Valley City, Bjornson serves on the VCSU Business Advisory Board and is president of the Valley Development Group Board of Directors. She also serves on the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota Board of Directors and is a member of the Valley City Rotary Club.

Bjornson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Dakota State University. She has done additional work in advanced accounting at Minnesota State University Moorhead and is a graduate of the Dakota School of Banking and the ABA National Commercial Lending School.

She and her husband, Darren Bjornson, live in Valley City with their children, Mason, Quinn and Anne.