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Paul Swanson named Professor Emeritus

Published: Aug 20 2015

Bismarck State College has elevated former math instructor and coach Paul Swanson to Professor Emeritus.

The designation is the highest honor awarded to retired faculty. It recognizes exemplary academic leadership and service to BSC and surrounding communities.

Swanson was math instructor and Mathematics and Engineering Department chair at the college from 1956-1987. He started as the Mystics' head football in 1956. Swanson also coached the men's basketball team from 1958-60 and was assistant coach under Bruce Meland for 12 seasons. BSC named him to its Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

In July, Swanson was honored with a public recognition event hosted by the BSC Foundation and the BSC National Alumni Association.