Adam Kempenich, a 2011 Little Falls Community High School graduate, was selected as the 2014 North Dakota State University (NDSU) Student Leader of the Year. He was presented the award at the annual Bison Leader Awards Program, held at NDSU Union Hall, April 14. NDSU has more than 14,000 students, with one student is selected for this award annually.
The Bison Leader Awards are to recognize some of the most impressive student leaders, organizations, events and advisers, to show that all of their hard work and contributions to campus are appreciated.
Faculty adviser, Rich Lodewyk, nominated Kempenich for the award. “He has worked extremely hard all year long to move the Bison Information Network forward and provide new and exciting broadcasting opportunities for NDSU Students. Furthermore he has succeeded in collaborative efforts with both the Spectrum and Thunder Radio (KNDS),” said Lodewyk.
“Adam’s goal is and mine as faculty adviser is to help BIN become one of the best campus Television organizations in the region, and through Adam’s leadership BIN is moving closer to reaching that goal. BIN is a young, growing and exciting student organization and Adam has worked hard to connect BIN better to the NDSU campus and with students,” said Lodewyk. “I think one of Adam’s biggest assets to BIN has been his involvement in helping develop BIN’s remote broadcast system and in working with faculty to re-design the SU TV Studio and make it more modern and up to date. Adam not only knows broadcasting, but understands BIN’s role in promoting NDSU both on and off campus.”