Awards and History Grants:
for teaching: "Outstanding Instructor" and the "All Star Instructor"
from The Institute for Lifelong Learning, Western Iowa Tech
Chosen as the
local presenter for the National Humanities funded project, "Picturing America."
Humanities funded his "Iowa in the American Civil War" project,
featuring letters from Iowa wives and Iowa soldiers, providing a
picture of the experiences of all Iowans during the Civil War.
create and deliver the "Dr. Robert E. Dunker Leadership Lectures" to
demonstrate and teach quality leadership skills. This was initially
funded by the Kind World Foundation, and the lectures have continued
semi-annually for more than a decade.
(Rural Enterprise Action Program) award for his series of workshops
teaching good business practices for rural small businesses.
produce a play for the 200th anniversary of the visit by the Lewis
and Clark Expedition to Siouxland area, funded by the State of
Nebraska Tourism program, and delivered to audiences in 2004 and
Leadership award and stipend. Included in this were projects funded
by the State of Nebraska that resulted in the creation of the first eCity, the citywide 'FreeNet', classes to teach businesses and
private users how to use the web, plus moving various cities and
counties municipalities toward a paperless future.
development and design of a prototype
interactive Internet-driven distant education classroom. Project was
built with a technology grant from the State of Nebraska and local
in-kind matching donations.
awards from Gateway
from the City of South Sioux for his efforts in technology that led
to the Paperless City Hall, eCity, and the first public-private
ownership of an 8 mile fiber optic ring serving South Sioux City.
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