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Tolliver to Receive Award from Institute of Transportation Engineers
Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute associate director Denver Tolliver will receive the 2011 Innovation in Education Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers' Transportation Education Council. The award recognizes Tolliver's work with the Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate Program, a nationally supported post-baccalaureate certificate that provides graduate-level education via distance learning to those in the transportation industry via distance learning. Tolliver serves as the chairman of the program's board and has provided leadership in getting the program established.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals. The Innovation in Education Award recognizes unique or innovative ways of attracting students to or retaining professionals in the field of transportation engineering. It will be presented by the Education Council during the ITE Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, in August.
Tolliver will receive the award with Martin Pietrucha, director of the Larson Transportation Institute at Pennsylvania State University. Pietrucha was also instrumental in establishing the Transportation Leadership Graduate Certificate Program. The program offers diverse classes in transportation from top transportation faculty at some of the nation's premier institutions. NDSU serves as the administrative home for the program. The program aims to address the shortage of transportation professionals by attracting experts in related disciplines while providing those in the workforce the opportunity to expand their knowledge beyond a bachelor's degree.
For more information about the award, visit the ITE Awards page.