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Hickenbotham receives Distinguished Service Award

Micheline Hickenbotham, associate professor of education at Black Hills State University, was recently presented with the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota Science Teachers Association (SDSTA).

Micheline Hickenbotham, associate professor of education at Black Hills State University, received the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the South Dakota Science Teachers Association (SDSTA).

Hickenbotham was chosen for the award for her “years of unwavering support and enthusiastic contribution to science education in South Dakota.” She was presented with the award at the South Dakota Math and Science Conference held in Huron.

Hickenbotham just finished a six-year commitment as president-elect, president and the National Science Teacher Association liaison, and past-president and chair of nominations. During her tenure as an officer of the association Hickenbotham reorganized the executive board, developed an officer’s handbook and assisted in revising the constitution.

Ramona Lundberg, SDSTA president, described Hickenbotham as an “on-task organizer, and a caring, dedicated individual whose elegance transpires in her relationships with people. She is dedicated to serving others.”

Hickenbotham is currently serving as the Central 2 Caucus State Leader, representing South Dakota for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. The focus of her involvement is leadership in mathematics education at the state, regional, and national level.

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