Marissa Stanton, a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, was presented with a Professor of the Month award by the Black Masque Chapter of the Mortar Board national honor society.
Each month, the group recognizes impactful instructors who display outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln campus. Nominated and voted upon by the current members of Mortar Board, their goal is to recognize and celebrate the individuals who make the university great.
Dr. Stanton's nominators wrote:
"Dr. Stanton redefines what it means to be an effective educator, not only for myself but for every student who has the privilege to learn from her. Through her creative approaches to traditionally dense material, Dr. Stanton is as engaging as she is passionate and knowledgeable. I have had the personal privilege to work with Dr. Stanton, both through an honors contract and as a preparatory lab TA. What I can say with certainty, and with complete sincerity, is that knowing and working alongside her has sparked my excitement for science again."
"Marissa Stanton is one of the most genuine professors at UNL. From the day I had microbiology for the first time, I knew she would provide me an engaging and fruitful semester. She's a proponent of making sure all students are comfortable and supported. Dr. Stanton upholds the ideals of scholarship by engaging us in projects throughout the semester to assess our knowledge. Overall, Dr. Stanton displays a positive and supportive attitude that every student appreciates."
Mark Button, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, added: "This is a wonderful honor and a great testimony to [her] dedication and talents as a teacher in the School of Biological Sciences."