Peru, Nebraska – At the annual Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (NRMERA) conference held this October, Dr. Darolyn Seay, Associate Professor of Education was awarded The Exemplary Service award. This award is presented each year at the conference to recognize a member of NRMERA who: consistently dedicated time, energy, and wisdom to the Association; held an officer position or contributed significantly in service to NRMERA; and has been visibly active in NRMERA for no fewer than 10 years.

As noted in one of Dr. Seay’s recommendation letters, Dr. Seay exceeded these qualifications, that nomination stated: 

“Dr. Seay’s qualifications include presenting at numerous NRMERA conferences, publishing articles in Educational Research: Theory and Practice. She also served as the Nebraska state representative, is currently the Membership Chair and is a peer reviewer for the research journal. Finally, Darolyn is a huge advocate and supporter for NRMERA and what NRMERA stands for, including recruiting and mentoring new members.” In addition, Dr. Seay serves on the editorial board for the journal.

The Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association is the regional affiliate of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). NRMERA strives to provide a setting where one can present research, receive feedback, and learn from colleagues. NRMERA consists of state representatives from Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

The NRMERA annual conference will be held in Nebraska for the first-time next year at the Farnam Hotel in Omaha on October 4-6, 2023. Dr. Darolyn Seay and Dr. Sara Westerlin from Peru State College will be co-chairing the conference.

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