Nicole (VanDerGriff) Middendorf ’98 was awarded a Stevie Award for Women in Business at a Nov. 9 ceremony and gala in New York City. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are recognized among the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives and the organizations they run. More than 1,200 nominations — representing organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry — were submitted for the 2012 awards. The former Minneapolis/St.
Patrick Thibault ’80 received the 10th annual Paul and Sheila Wellstone Social Justice Award in October for his efforts to keep mental health services available in Willmar. Thibault, a registered nurse consultant with a bachelor’s in psychology from St. Cloud State, works for Minnesota Specialty Health System (MSHS). The program serves adults with severe mental illness who have been turned