Outstanding Educator 03 Apr 14

Willmar, MN – Julie Buntjer, instructor in the Nursing program at Ridgewater College, has been named by the MnSCU Board of Trustees as one of thirty outstanding educators in the system.

Julie graduated from the Willmar Community College Associate Degree Nursing program in the spring of 1985. She accepted a teaching position at Willmar Technical College as an LPN instructor in August 1986. Julie received her Master in Nursing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  

“This recognition reflects Julie’s skill and commitment to teaching and her dedication to students, Ridgewater College and the system as a whole,” stated Dr. Douglas Allen, President of Ridgewater College.

Julie will be honored along with the other award winners at a special Board of Trustees luncheon and awards ceremony on April 23th in St. Paul.

Nominations were made by students, faculty peers or staff, and were evaluated by a campus review committee before being submitted to the senior vice chancellor as Outstanding Educators by Ridgewater President Dr. Douglas Allen.  At the System level, a committee used detailed criteria in assessing Outstanding Educator portfolios and will make final recommendation of four Educator of the Year recipients, who are reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees.