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Tharp receives Emeritus Status at Williston State College

Posted: Feb 24 2015
Emeritus Status is awarded to a retired faculty member or administrator for distinguished service at Williston State College.  The Emeritus Status is a means for a retired educator to retain an honorary position at the college.  "No one is more deserving than Linda Tharp," according to Wanda Meyer, Provost/Vice President for Instruction. "She is honorable, has mentored several faculty over her years, and has educated hundreds of people who have made a difference in the health care industry."

Tharp began her career as a nurse and later transitioned into education at Williston State College when she worked as Nursing Coordinator.  For over 20 years, Tharp served on numerous committees, taught classes, advised students, mentored staff, received tenure, and was a founding member and later led the Dakota Nursing Program.  Tharp was the past chair of the Health & Wellness Department and later the Dean for Instructional Effectiveness & Curriculum until her retirement in 2014.

Linda Tharp is well respected by educational colleagues and medical professionals alike throughout the state of North Dakota.  Drake Carter, Provost at Bismarck State College, stated that Linda was a "great colleague and guiding spirit for the Dakota Nursing Program."  Meyer added, "When you look at Williston State College being somewhere Where the People Make the Difference, Linda Tharp has made a difference with her colleagues and her students." 

For more information, contact Wanda Meyer at 701.774.4231
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