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Renville named Wellness Director
3 February 2006

BISMARCK (UTN) - United Tribes Technical College has tapped one of its academic leaders, Dennis A. Renville, to direct its community wellness department.

Dennis A. Renville
Dennis A. Renville

      Renville was the college's assistant academic dean and head of the Injury Prevention Program.

      As wellness director, Renville assumes leadership of four dozen college staff members who provide wellness and health services. He and his staff will be housed in a $2.7 million wellness center when completed in the summer.

      Renville succeeds Dr. Linda F. Gourneau, founder of Natural Path Healing Center, Bismarck, ND.

      As head of the Injury Prevention Program, Renville guided development of the leading injury prevention training program in the country. The program was the first to offer undergraduate degrees and has produced 37 graduates in four years.

      Renville is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of South and North Dakota. He holds a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology and Guidance from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, and was formerly a public health advisor with the I-H-S in Bismarck, ND and Aberdeen, SD.


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