Burmeister honored with UND Changemaker Award

Director of Student-Athlete Development Tyler Burmeister was named the 2021 UND Changemaker, receiving the award from CVIC at UND’s Claudia and Allison during the 2021 Take Back the Night Rally.

Tyler Burmeister, director of student-athlete development, has been named the inaugural UND Changemaker by CVIC at UND.

The award, sponsored by the Community Violence Intervention Center’s office at the University of North Dakota, recognizes individuals on the UND campus who are creating a positive change to one day end dating and domestic violence and sexual assault.

Burmeister supports prevention education programming and encourages student participation in events and supports initiatives to bring awareness of interpersonal violence and advocacy to campus.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be named the recipient of the UND Changemaker Award. I am proud of the collaboration between athletics and CVIC at UND and the educational programming we are able to provide UND student-athletes to help advocate for a safe campus environment,” Burmeister said.

“Without prompts from the CVIC at UND team, Tyler has embraced a leadership role in ensuring student-athletes receive violence prevention and healthy relationship education and become more involved in efforts to raise awareness about its impacts,” said Allison Burkman, campus prevention and education specialist for CVIC. “We are so appreciative to have Tyler working alongside us, paving the way for improved programming for student-athletes on campus.”

The award was presented Oct. 14 during the Take Back the Night rally, an annual event held during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.