Minnesota State Community and Technical College communication instructor Roberta Freeman was honored recently as the 2016 Outstanding Individual in Communication and Theater by the Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota.
Freeman, who teaches communication courses on M State’s Fergus Falls campus, was recognized Sept. 16 at CTAM’s annual luncheon in St. Cloud. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to communication or theater arts in Minnesota.
Freeman joined the M State faculty in 1995 and currently teaches public speaking, small group communication and a multicultural America course for education majors. She also mentors high school instructors who teach M State’s concurrent education courses, which enable high school students to earn college and high school credits concurrently.
Freeman previously taught at high schools in Park Rapids, Red Lake and Fergus Falls. In 2014, she received the Minnesota State system Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator Award.
Past recipients of the CTAM Outstanding Individual in Communication include Garrison Keillor, Sen. Paul Wellstone, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Louis Marchand, who was Freeman’s first-year public speaking instructor at Bemidji State University.