NCU Professor Selected to Receive 2011 Distinguished Educator Award

Date: June 24, 2011 - 1:46pm

Minneapolis, MN – North Central University is proud to announce that Professor Dr. Margo Lloyd has been selected to receive the 2011 Distinguished Educator Award at the Assembly of God General Council in Phoenix, AZ on August 3, 2011.

Every two years the General Council selects an award winner from nineteen Christian higher education institutions that are part of the Assemblies of God. This marks the fourth consecutive council that a North Central University faculty member has been selected for this award. The previous three winners were: Larry Bach, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Dr. Carolyn Tennant, English Professor, and Dr. Glen Menzies, Dean of the Institute for Biblical & Theological Studies.

“I know I speak for the entire NCU community when I say we are extremely proud of Dr. Margo Lloyd," said Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Thomas Burkman. "She truly represents what the Distinguished Educators Award seeks to identify – a person set apart because of excellence. Dr. Lloyd is a remarkably effective instructor; a true friend to her colleagues; a mentor to her students; and a strong support to the administration. Her service to this institution, the church, and to the community sets an example for us all. NCU is a much better institution because Dr. Margo Lloyd services at this university.”

The award was established for the purpose of recognizing those professors who have distinguished themselves in the Fellowship by consistent excellence in teaching and have made an outstanding contribution and lifetime commitment to Christian higher education in the Assemblies of God.

"We at North Central are very proud of Dr. Margo Lloyd and the honor she has received in being selected as the 2011 Distinguished Educator for the Assemblies of God," said Dr. Gordon Anderson, President of North Central. "This is the fourth consecutive time that a North Central University faculty member has been chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award at General Council. It is truly wonderful for our faculty to be honored in this way and for the university to be recognized for our commitment to academic excellence. Congratulations and well done!"

Dr. Lloyd has spent her adult life in the field of education. The first half was spent working in the elementary schools of St. Paul, where she taught nearly every grade level. Dr. Lloyd has spent the longest portion of her career as an educator at North Central University. During her years at NCU, Dr. Lloyd has taught numerous courses in North Central 's School of Education and chaired the department between 2002 & 2009.

Dr. Lloyd’s research interests include studies of African American male students in third through fifth grades, when many lose interest in school, the causes of the achievement gap, and the residual effects of high stakes testing. In addition to teaching, Margo has been afforded the opportunity to travel to England, Israel, Toronto, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, East Africa, and China in a variety of capacities for the university.

North Central University is a non-profit, private, Christian university located in the heart of Minneapolis, MN. North Central offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs in its Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Ministry, Fine Arts, and Missions, including business administration, elementary and secondary education, music, psychology, deaf studies, biblical studies, English, communication arts, evangelism and church planting, worship arts, and intercultural studies. North Central University is located at 910 Elliot Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404.