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Gunder Myran receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Achievement Award

Gunder Myran, Stanwood, Mich., president and founder of college and school consulting firm Myran and Associates, received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from last week.

2011-05-03
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [5/2/2011]

Gunder Myran, Stanwood, Mich., president and founder of college and school consulting firm Myran and Associates, received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Minnesota State University, Mankato last week.

Myran is one of nine alumni who are 2011 award winners. He was honored at an April 29 dinner and ceremony hosted by the Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association.

The Alumni Achievement Award goes to graduates who have achieved high rank or honor in their professions and have had a major impact on their communities.

Myran, the first in his family to attend college, graduated in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in business education. He taught in his hometown of Wanamingo, then earned a master’s degree from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in community college leadership from Michigan State.

He served on the Michigan State faculty for four years; was named dean at Rockland Community College; and in 1975 was named president of Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he served for 23 years, retiring in 1998. He now operates his consulting firm, Myran and Associates, and has served as consultant to more than 50 community colleges.

His 1969 book, Community Services in the Community Colleges, has shaped programming at community colleges across the nation. He has received several awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council for Continuing Education & Training.

Those who want more information about the Minnesota State Mankato Distinguished Alumni Awards may go to http://www.mnsu.edu/alumni/daa/.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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