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Lisa Fitzpatrick Receives President's Award for Outstanding Service

Lisa Fitzpatrick posing with her award, U of M President Eric Kaler, and Professor William Tolman
September 1, 2016

Lisa Fitzpatrick, the director of the Motion + Media Across Disciplines (MMAD) and Viz Labs, recently received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service on June 16, 2016. The award reflects Lisa’s commitment to her students, research agenda, discipline, and the larger U of M community. The labs are considered a nexus of interdisciplinary creative research. Lisa has also worked to make connections between UMD and the local community through that Labs’ resources. She has worked with the Great Lakes Aquarium and UMD students to create interactive exhibits that allow the aquarium visitors to  explore topics related to the various invasive and non-native aquatic species that inhabit the Great Lakes. Lisa has also been involved in projects at the Duluth Children’s Museum and the Duluth Art Institute. Her fluency in multiple languages allows her to help UMD researchers form international connections. One person wrote, “What Lisa does in her job is impressive and represents the highest level of efficiency. But it’s how Lisa does her job that is her most impressive feat. She accomplishes all this with a smile, a sly turn of a phrase, good humor, endless patience, and a desire to make sure the faculty and students get what they need to further their work.”


Two other UMD staff members also received the award—Priscilla Day and Elaine Hansen.


Congratulations to all!