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From sharing her appreciation for mathematics with elementary school children in New York to teaching students at Northwest Missouri State University and UCM, Sue Sundberg devoted more than 44 years to her professional field.
Sundberg retired as professor emerita of mathematics at UCM in 2011 after serving at the university since 1989. Her tenure at Central Missouri included a couple of prestigious honors, which were presented on the basis of peer nominations that recognized her commitment to students, outstanding teaching, university and professional service, and scholarly endeavors. These honors included the Byler Distinguished Faculty Award, which annually recognizes UCM’s top faculty member, and selection for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which is presented annually by the Missouri governor to educators across the state.
She takes pride in her involvement with the Missouri Leadership Academy for six years and helping to write the Missouri Mathematics Grade Level Expectations and related sample test items. She also treasures her committee and campus leadership activities, which include serving on the Faculty Senate for several years, including two years as president; being a member of the Teacher Education Council for six years and chair for three years; serving on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women and chairing the commission in 2010; and serving on the Presidential Search Committee and the Provost Search Committee.
Sundberg’s college education began at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwest Missouri State University, and doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.