Advocate for Engaged Learning Takes UMC’s Exemplary Teaching Award

Assistant Professor of Education Jennifer Lorenzen was recognized November 8 with the Exemplary Teaching Award, which is presented annually by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

The Exemplary Teaching Award honors those who demonstrate excellence in teaching, civility and concern for students and colleagues, commitment to value-centered education, and service to students, the institution, the community or church.

Lorenzen was honored for her excellent teaching and presentation skills, including her presentation to Liberal Arts Seminar instructors on cooperative and engaged learning. Her nominators also noted her devotion to a value-centered education and her work on multicultural education and education for students with special needs.

Lorenzen serves on several university committees and is active in her community where she serves on the Raymond Central School Board. She is also a fixture in her church where she has served as board chair. Lorenzen is a member of the Nebraska Advocacy Services and Values-Based Education Consortium, which she has hosted on campus.

She has taught education at Nebraska Wesleyan University since 2008.