UND Social Work names Sandi Marshall as Distinguished Alumni Award recipient


David L. Dodds

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The University of North Dakota Department of Social Work will award its annual Distinguished Alumni Award to Sandi Marshall at a noon buffet on Oct. 12 at Banquets at the Boardwalk in East GrandForks, 415 Second St. N.W.

Marshall is CEO of Development Homes Inc., in Grand Forks.

Marshall is a proud graduate of the UND Department of Social Work, where she obtained her BSSW degree in 1975. She went on to receive a MSW degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. She currently serves as the CEO for Development Homes, Inc. in Grand Forks, a position she has held since August of 2006.

Her career as a Social Worker has spanned over 36 years, primarily in North Dakota. During that time, she has led human services programs and organizations at the state, regional and local levels, primarily in the fields of developmental disabilities and child welfare.

Marshall's ties with the UND Department of Social Work are strong. She served as the department's director of field education for three years, is an adjunct faculty with the department and continues as a field instructor for UND MSW students. She is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in North Dakota and a member of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

She is married to Doug Marshall, a researcher for New Mexico State University and former UND aviation professor. They have a combined family of three adult daughters, Marisa, who lives with her husband, Brooks, and children, Lily and Bennett, in Simi Valley, Calif.; Meghan, who lives in Grand Forks; and Andrea who lives with her husband ,Eric, in Moscow, Idaho.