BSU Professional Education Hall of Fame

2016 BSU Professional Education Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to 2016 Inductees

Bemidji State University’s Professional Education Department and Alumni & Foundation inducted (L-R)  Daryle McCannell ’73 ’79 of Brandon, Manitoba, Jean (Fulton) Weyer ’81 of Menagha and Richard “Dick” Anderson ’68 ’75 ’86 of Solway at an April 8 dinner in their honor. They were recognized for excellence in teaching students or managing schools. Inductions are held in even years.

Anderson earned his undergraduate and two master’s degrees from BSU—all education-related. He was an elementary and lead teacher at Solway School for more than 20 years before becoming principal of Lincoln Elementary School. He was named principal of Bemidji High School in 2002. He held that position until retiring in 2009.

McCannell earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1973 and a master’s degree in physical education and health in 1979 from Bemidji State. Since 1987, McCannell has been a physical education professor at Brandon University. In 2010, he was named chair of the Physical Education Department. He received the 2012 Manitoba Physical Education Teachers Association “Innovator Award.”

Weyer obtained a bachelor of science in elementary education with a coaching certificate from BSU. She earned a master of science in educational leadership from Southwest (Minn.) State University in 2000. She spent 33 years in elementary education as a teacher and administrator. She currently is a literacy education consultant and coach for NJPA Education Solutions. The former BSU field hockey and basketball player received many awards, including 2006 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

About the Professional Education Hall of Fame

Bemidji State University Professional Education Hall of Fame recipients are selected by the Alumni & Foundation Board of Directors and Professional Education faculty and department Chair. The award honors BSU alumni who demonstrate excellence in teaching students or managing schools. Awards are made bi-annually. All teachers or administrators who are graduates of Bemidji State University and meet the following criteria:

  • Holds a Bemidji State University Teacher Education undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Available to attend Hall of Fame event TBD
  • Candidates may not nominate themselves or be nominated by a family member

Please note: To submit an online nomination with attachments (see below), you must sign in or create an account. You also may download and print a pdf version of the nomination form and send it, with attachments to alumni@bemidjistate.edu. Please include "Professional Education Hall of Fame" and the nominee's name in the subject line. Thank you. 

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Previous Inductees

  • Janet Anderson '69
  • Bruce Brinkworth '67
  • Terry Gotziaman '69
  • Lisa Laing '84 (posthumous)
  • Pamela Olson '68
  • Connie Dugstad - Bishop '79
  • Larry Guggisberg '80
  • Chistopher Mills '93
  • Robert Nyberg '71
  • Terry Sunde '69
  • Virg Boehland '72
  • Barbara (Baso) Burkman '73
  • Colleen (Sullivan) Canavan '75
  • Carol Cleveland '90
  • Richard Coe '77
  • Margaret (Brambrink) Engebretson '60
  • Mark Fodness '82/'95
  • Larry Guggisberg '80
  • Patricia Haasch '91
  • Michael Hanlon '65
  • Gary Hokanson '69
  • Cheryl (Clark) Hoversten '66
  • Patricia Hughes '67 & '82
  • Robert Hurst '61 & '64
  • Delphine (Forte) Jacobsen '63 & '72
  • James Jenner '57
  • Debra Kellerman '72 & '75
  • Rex Kingsbury '79
  • Lori (Olson) Klettenberg '82
  • Dennis Larson '73
  • Marcia (Baker) Liapis '76
  • John McClellan '66
  • Joe Merseth '66 & '70
  • Robert Michalicek '66
  • Marcy Clara (Reierson) Mickelson '81
  • Donald Miller '66
  • Adele (Levchak) Munsterman '74
  • Gerald Ness '80 & '85
  • Kathy (Uhrinak) Pearson '78 & '82
  • Dennis Peterson '79
  • Dr. Randall Peterson '82 -- (2015 inductee)
  • Laura Pieper '82
  • Vicki (Lykins) Rowe '78
  • Ron Rud '79 -- (2015 inductee)
  • Elaine (Aune) Ruud, '71
  • Elwyn (Olson) Ruud '78
  • Denis Sauter '70
  • Roger Schmidt '78
  • Mary (Weggum) Snorek '69
  • Barbara (Goehring) Stoflet '84
  • Lloyd Styrwoll '71 & '77
  • Katherine (Fleener) Techam '67 & '78
  • David Thompson '71
  • William H. Wagner '60 & '67
  • James Wheeler '72
  • Michael Wichmann '88
  • Yvonne Wilson '85 & '92
  • Neil Witikko '82