Alumni Awards announced
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Four distinguished members of the St. Cloud State University community were honored in April as Alumni Association Award recipients.
Valeria Silva '90, superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools, received the Distinguished Alumni Award. Minnesota's secondlargest school district educates more than 38,000 students each year.
Kevin Gohl '84 was awarded the Alumni Service Award. Gohl is a business services consultant, former adjunct faculty member and former board president for the St. Cloud State Alumni Association.
The Graduate of the Last Decade Award was presented to Joel "Vern" Stenman '00, general manager of the Madison Mallards. The Madison, Wisc., team plays in the Northwoods League, a summer baseball league for college players.
Elaine Leach, a retired professor of educational administration and leadership, received the University Leadership Award. For more than a decade, a scholarship endowed by Leach has helped fund the graduate studies of women pursuing administrative posts in education.
The Alumni Association Awards annually honor exceptional alumni, friends and employees of the University.