Space Studies faculty members Gaffey & Rygalov receive awards at Founder's Day Banquet
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Dr. Mike Gaffey was honored with the "Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor" award. The Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships were established with an endowment gift from the late UND benefactor Chester Fritz, 1892-1983. Revenue from the endowment provides for cash stipends to one or more full-time UND faculty members, who thereafter may use the title "Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor." Dr. Gaffey was one of two Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors to receive this award at the 2009 Founders Day ceremony. Space Studies congratulates Mike on this outstanding achievement.
Prof. Vadim Rygalov was awarded the UND Foundation's North Dakota Spirit Award at the 2009 Founders Day ceremony. Dr. Rygalov was one of four faculty members from the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences to receive this recognition. The North Dakota Spirit Award was established by the University of North Dakota Foundation to recognize significant contributions by faculty in teaching, research, and service. Congratulations Vadim!