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U of M, Crookston’s Sara Kaiser Recognized as New Professional of the Year
October 24, 2006

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (; Sara Kaiser, Student Experience and Parent Coordinator, 218-281-8527 (

CROOKSTON, MN (October 23, 2006) –  Student Experience and Parent Coordinator Sara Kaiser has been named the 2006 New Professional of the Year for her work at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) by the Minnesota College Personnel Association (MCPA). Each year MCPA honors the accomplishments of outstanding student development professionals, and this year, Kaiser is being honored during a reception hosted by Minnesota Senior Student Affairs Officers October 23-24, 2006. 
“Sara is an outstanding student development professional and very deserving of this award,” said UMC’s Pam Holsinger-Fuchs, interim vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management.
The award is given to ambitious and dedicated new student development professionals for providing innovative or creative programs and services. According to MCPA, a new professional is defined as having 1-3 years in the field and a minimum of one year on a college campus. A letter of nomination and a current copy of the nominee's resume must be included in the nomination packet. The theme for this year’s conference is Building Bridges to Student Success and is being hosted by the University of Minnesota.
The MCPA is a division of the American College Personnel Association with a mission to provide growth and development opportunities to student development/services professionals in all Minnesota institutions of higher education.
The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 24 different undergraduate degree programs, including online options, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. UMC is dedicated to helping students and the region aim higher, reach further and dream big dreams. To learn more, visit