Psychology and Counseling Professor Rick Lindskog was surprised by his colleagues at the 2010 Kansas Association of School Psychologists meeting with an award for lifetime achievement.

Afterward, at a campus reception to honor Dr. Lindskog, the longtime faculty member gave much of the credit for his success over the years to a supportive campus.

“It takes a professionally vibrant academic community to let me go out and do the kinds of things I do in order for this (the award) to happen,” Lindskog said.

PSU’s academic community is one in which “excellence is expected and the support is there to do the professional activities I’ve done,” Lindskog said. “It’s an extremely rewarding thing to be confirmed by your colleagues and have this kind of honor,” he added.

Lindskog joined the PSU faculty in 1982 as an assistant professor of special education. Previously, he worked for nine years as a school psychologist and as a service agency program director in Minnesota and Indiana.