UW Senior Honor Society Names Top Professors for 2010

November 9, 2010
Professor instructing piano student
Top Prof -- Instructor Elena Berlinsky demonstrates proper piano techniques to Tyler Neasloney of Cheyenne, a University of Wyoming senior in marketing. Neasloney selected Berlinsky as his Top Prof in recognition of her positive influence on helping him succeed at UW. (UW Photo)

Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.

All of the members of the senior honor society selected professors who have made a positive impact on their lives at UW. These professors go beyond normal classroom expectations to help their students succeed, both in college and later in their careers.

"Being selected as a 'Top Prof' is a great honor for professors because they are chosen by the students," says College of Engineering and Applied Science Professor David Whitman, Mortar Board adviser.

Selection as a member of Mortar Board is one of the highest honors that a UW senior can achieve. Mortar Board recognizes students who have excelled in and out of the classroom, based on scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board members participate in many projects and activities throughout the year, both on campus and in the Laramie community.

Listed are the UW Mortar Board students, their Top Profs for 2010 and the professors' disciplines:

Albin -- Lori Sandberg, Dennis Coon (Mechanical Engineering).

Casper -- Megan Degenfelder, Robert Godby (Economics); Amber Polluck, John Fadial (Music).

Clay Center, Neb. -- Nema Koohmaraie, Cheryl Burnett (Criminal Justice).

Cheyenne -- Taylor Burke, Penelope Caldwell (nursing); Bryan Dugas, Marci Smith (Kinesiology and Health); Amy Joyce King, Stephanie Anderson (Political Science); Tyler Neasloney, Elena Berlinsky (Music);  Jera Schlotthauer, Charles Dolan (Civil and Architectural Engineering), Amanda Staples, Everett Belden (Veterinary); Jenna Whipple, Kenton Walker (Accounting).

Cody -- Crystal Umphlett, Rachel Watson (Microbiology).

Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Christina Mathews, Jim King (Political Science).

Denver, Colo. -- James Schindelar, Danelle Peck (Agriculture and Applied Economics).

Englewood, Colo. -- Tyler Alexander, Terese Marie Stephenson (Accounting).

Fairbanks, Alaska -- Leah Bachert, John Spitler (Mathematics); Ana Peterlin, Connie Wallace (Music).

Fort Collins, Colo. -- Katherine Rushing, David Finnoff (Economics and Finance).

Gillette -- Sarah Gregory, Pamela Langer (Molecular Biology); Alysha Warner, Rebecca Steele (Modern and Classical languages).

Grand Rapids, Minn. -- Adam Karges, David Walrath (Mechanical Engineering).

Lander -- Collin Scarnice, Cynthia Hartung (Psychology).

Laramie -- Abbigail Dotson, Gary Werhonig (Kinesiology & Health); Sarah Ferguson, Beth Vanderbourgh (Music); Matthew Parish, Teena Gabrielson (Political Science).

La Vista, Neb. -- Jacklynn Pham, Michael Knieval (English).

Lyman -- Chey Wortham, Klass van't Veld (Economics).

Jackson -- Erin Lane, Debora Retz (Nursing).

North Platte, Neb. -- Molly Janak, Donna Brown (Family and Consumer Sciences).           

Osaka, Japan -- Mika Moriwaki, Narina Nunez (Psychology).

Plerna, Mont. -- Mikayla Tisdell, Thomas Bailey (Computer Science).

Powell -- Saige Albert, Randy Lewis (Molecular Biology).

Rapid City, S.D. -- Phil Henzlik, John Hoberg (Chemistry).

Rock Springs -- Kassandra Willingham, Sarah Carle (Modern and Classical Languages).

Sheridan -- Kathleen Buell, Michelle Jarman (WIND).

Washington D.C. -- Gretchen Heberling, Ryan Kobbe (Engineering).

Wilmington, Mass. -- Danielle Bamberg, Margaret Flanigan (Zoology and Physiology).

Wood River, Neb. -- Alice Reynolds, Amy Krist (Zoology and Physiology).

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