Fenzl named CMN faculty member of the year

Professor Lucy Fenzl has been named the American Indian College Fund Faculty Member of the Year at the College of Menominee Nation.

The honor was announced during the college’s commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Menominee Casino Resort in Keshena.

In making the award, Dr. Diana Morris, the college’s chief academic officer, credited Fenzl for setting high standards, challenging students to think beyond the box and providing effective instruction across a range of biological and physical science courses.

“To say that she is fully engaged in the life of the college is an understatement,” Morris said. “While teaching courses in biology, microbiology and anatomy and physiology, she serves on a number of important committees, coaches the college’s Science Bowl team for annual national American Indian Higher Education Consortium competitions and coordinates operations at our Green Bay/Oneida site.

“She has energized her students with the introduction of the Tiny Earth curriculum and its international network of faculty, scientists and students seeking antibiotic discoveries from soil research.”

A member of the CMN faculty for six years, Fenzl is completing doctoral studies in education leadership and writing her thesis on brain-based learning strategies.