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2011 Inductees


Dr. Keith E. Pedersen

Graduated - 1978
Inducted - 2011

Dr. Keith E. Pedersen is a world renowned choir director. During his 30 years as a Choir Director, Dr. Pedersen has worked with over 30 different choirs at various levels including the Point Luma Nazarene University Choirs where he is presently a Professor of Music.  Between 1983 and 1989, Dr. Pedersen was the choir director for the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Choir program which included the Concert Choir, the Chamber Choir, the Jazz Coir, the Treble Choir and a Beginners’ choir.

  • Doctorate of Music Arts University of Illinois (1997)
  • Masters of Music Temple University (1991)
  • Bachelor of Music Education Northwest Nazarene College (1983)
  • Awards and Honors:
  • USAA National Collegiate Academic Honorary Award
  • Creative and Performing Art Fellowship – University of Illinois
  • Phi Kappa Lambda – National Music Honor Society
  • William A. Singer Award for academic Excellence – Temple University
  • Edwin Parr Award – Red Deer Public Schools
  • Phi Delta Lambda – Honor Society


Andrew Neuman

Graduated - 1974
Inducted - 2011

Mr. Andrew Neuman is the author and co-author of over 25 scientific articles on the fossil fishes of Western Canada.  Mr. Neuman was appointed the Executive Director of the Royal Tyrrell Museum in 2007 after working as the Assistant Director from 1998 as well as the Head of the Collection Management Program from 1986.   Mr. Neuman’s expertise in the area of Paleontology and his vision for the Royal Tyrell Museum has resulted in a number of international exhibit partnerships and research expeditions which has resulted in the Royal Tyrell Museum becoming a world renowned institution.  Mr. Neuman is well respected in his community for his volunteerism and work with youth in a team environment.

  • Executive Director - Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology
  • Masters Degree in Vertebrate Paleontology - University of Alberta (1986)
  • Bachelors of Science Honors Geology and Zoology - University of Alberta (1983))
  • Bachelor of Education - Red Deer College/University of Alberta (1979)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Summer Research Scholarship and Canada Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Graduate Faculty Fellowship, University of Alberta
  • Outstanding Alumni, Red Deer College

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