Students select Collins Outstanding Professor from biology department for third straight year
If you’re looking for Baylor students’ favorite professors, it would seem that the biology department is a good place to start. For the third straight year, the senior class has selected a Baylor biology professor as recipient of the Collins Outstanding Professor Award. This year’s honoree is Dr. Marcie Moehnke, MS ’03, PhD ’05, who has taught in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences for the past six years.
“She cares about her students immensely and just really wants them to succeed,” senior Colby Bouchard told the Baylor Lariat. “She is really knowledgeable and is just a fantastic teacher overall, probably one of the best I’ve had.”
Moehnke follows fellow Baylor biology professors Dr. David Eldridge (2009) and Dr. William Hillis (2010) in receiving the Collins award. Along with the title, she receives a cash award of $10,000, provided by the Carr P. Collins Foundation, and was the featured speaker at a lecture last week.
“I love it when [students] learn something and I can see that it has finally clicked,” Moehnke said. “I like getting to know them as a mentor, adviser, teacher and even participating with them in different events outside of the classroom.”
Sic ’em, Dr. Moehnke!