Harms honored at UND graduation ceremony Sixty-nine students of the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Physician Assistant (PA) Program participated in a graduation ceremony Friday, Jan. 17 at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
During the ceremony, it was announced that Marilyn Harms, a 1979 alumna of the PA program, has been named to receive the third Robert C. Eelkema Award for outstanding alumni. Harms, of Vermillion, has been active on both the state and national levels for many years. Most recently she has been a member of the faculty of the PA program at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
While Harms is not expected to attend the ceremony, her remarks will be read by another alumna of the '79 PA class, Annette Larson, a faculty member in the PA program at UND. The award, established in 2000, was named for Dr. Eelkema of Grand Forks upon his retirement to recognize his 32 years with the UND School of Medicine.