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BH professor receives regional award

Dr. Patricia Fallbeck, Black Hills State University College of Education professor, recently received an American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) Region VIII award for her contributions to the lives of individuals with mental retardation.

Fallbeck was presented with the Mildred C. Thompson Memorial Award during the fall AAMR conference in Spearfish. The region chose Fallbeck as this year's recipient by recognizing her efforts in advising the BHSU student chapter of AAMR and serving in an advisory capacity to other student chapters in the six state/province region. The award was presented to her by Dr. Dann Laramore, Waterloo, Iowa.

In his nomination of Fallbeck for the Thompson award, Carl Edwards, state AAMR president said, "She encourages teachers to consider the whole person instead of concentrating on a person's disability in the classroom. Hands-on experience is an integral part of her curriculum."

Each year the AAMR Region VIII conference honors someone who lives and works in the region who has made significant contributions to the lives of individuals with mental retardation. The award recognizes a person who displays exceptional imagination and achievement in the field of mental retardation.

Dr. Dann Laramore present Dr. Patricia Fallbeck with the Mildred C. Thompson Memorial Award during the fall AAMR conference in Spearfish.

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