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Muir receives Hilleboe Award

By Mara Fink '11
April 1, 2011

The Student Life Division has named Instructor in Economics Sian Muir this year's winner of the Gertrude Hilleboe Award for Faculty Involvement in Student Life.

Muir's nominators note that she has provided strong support for students, especially in the area of entrepreneurship. "She has worked tirelessly to provide activities that allow our students to enhance skills and gain confidence," reads her nomination. "She spends many hours individually with students as an advisor and mentor; students know this, and they seek her out for support as they develop their own ventures."

Muir will be presented with the award April 20, and her name will be added to the honorary plaque outside the Dean of Students Office.

The award honors Gertrude Hilleboe's commitment to students during the more than 40 years she served as a faculty member and dean of women. Hilleboe was well-known for her individual interest in every student with whom she came in contact as well as her dedication to the St. Olaf community.

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