UND sociologist presented with honors for service


Amy Halvorson

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UND Professor Curtis Stofferahn was recently recognized for his outstanding service to the Rural Sociological Society (RSS) at its awards banquet held in New Orleans.

At the banquet, Stofferahn, a full professor in the UND Sociology Department, was presented with a plaque and certificate for his stellar service to the RSS organization.

Stofferahn served as RSS Secretary for three years, and, as secretary, he was also a member of the organization's executive committee. He had also served a two-year term as an elected member of the RSS Council, chaired the group's Professional Communication Committee and co-chaired its 75th Anniversary Committee.

Former RSS President, Michael Schulman, had the following to say about Stofferahn:

"Organizations need collective memory and Curt was our collective memory for three years, helping the executive committee, RSS Council and all the member of the RSS perform our roles and functions. Curt did all this with grace, good humor and dedication to serving our Society."

The RSS is a professional social science association that promotes the generation, application and dissemination of sociological knowledge. The Society seeks to enhance the quality of rural life, communities and the environment.