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U of M, Crookston’s Pam Holsinger-Fuchs Recognized with John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
March 20, 2007

Contact: Tom Baldwin, vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, 218-281-8340 ( Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (March 20, 2007) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC)
Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs
Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs
is proud to announce the selection of Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs, associate vice chancellor of student affairs and enrollment management, as a 2006-07 recipient of the John Tate Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. Holsinger-Fuchs is being recognized at a ceremony to take place on Friday, April 20, 2007, at the Radisson Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn.

“We are certainly proud to have Pam recognized for her extensive contributions to undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota,” UMC Chancellor Charles H. Casey said. “Her commitment and concern for students and her ability to build relationships with them make her an excellent advisor and an extraordinary role model.”

The Tate Awards, established in 1986-87, recognize and reward high-quality academic advising at the University of Minnesota. The award calls attention to the contribution academic advising makes to helping students formulate and achieve intellectual, career and personal goals. By highlighting outstanding advising examples, the Tate Awards identify professional models and celebrate the role that academic advising plays in the University’s educational mission. The award is named in honor of John Tate, professor of physics and first dean of University College (1930-41).

Prior to becoming associate vice chancellor, she was the director of student activities and service learning. Prior to coming to UMC in 1996, she worked as vice president/dean of students at Trinity Lutheran College in Issaquah, Wash. Holsinger-Fuchs received her bachelors and masters degrees from Michigan State University in East Lansing and is currently completing her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks.

Other 2006-07 Tate Award winners include Mary Moga from the College of Liberal Arts and Gayle Woodruff from the Learning Abroad Center on the Twin Cities campus and Julie Johnson Westlund from Career Services on the Duluth campus.

The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including online degrees, 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 bigger dreams. To learn more, visit