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Roberta Teahen Announced as the

2014 ATHENA Grand Traverse Award Recipient



ATHENA Grand Traverse announced Roberta Teahen as the 2014 ATHENA Grand Traverse Award Recipient at the Twentieth Annual ATHENA Grand Traverse Award Celebration.


Roberta Teahen is the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at Ferris State University and has exemplified the ATHENA Award requirements of demonstrating excellence, creativity and initiative in her profession, providing valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community, and assisting women in reaching their full leadership potential.


Her most significant contributions are in the area of education.  She spent most of her career at Northwestern Michigan College, from which she retired in 2001.  In her 25 years at NMC, she served in varied roles, including Business Faculty, Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Business and Industry, Dean of Workforce Development and much more.  At Ferris State University, she launched the firsts doctoral program, which provides research, connecting colleges and universities to businesses throughout the state.


Roberta’s community service contributions are equally as impactful as her professional contributions.  She helped design the format and curriculum for Leadership Grand Traverse, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce’s esteemed leadership development program.  She is a founding member of “Network” that eventually transformed into the Women’s Economic Development Organization and has mentored many women to pursue their degrees throughout her years.