Chemistry Professor Named Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year

May 24, 2016

University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., congratulates Chemistry Professor Michael Fennie, Ph.D., on his selection as the 2016 Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year.

Michael Fennie, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at The University of Scranton, was named the 2015-2016 Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year.

The award, formally known as the Gannon Award, in honor of Edward Gannon, S.J., is the oldest teaching award at the University. Established in 1969 by the University’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national honor society for students in Jesuit colleges and universities, the award recognizes outstanding teaching among faculty. Student members of Alpha Sigma Nu select the professor to be honored.

Dr. Fennie joined the faculty at Scranton in 2012. Previously, he was a senior research investigator in medical chemistry at Sanofi-Aventis US, Bridgewater, New Jersey. He also taught and performed research at the University of Pennsylvania and Canisius College, Buffalo, New York. Dr. Fennie’s research has been published in several scientific journals and letters.

A resident of Dunmore, Dr. Fennie earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Canisius College and his doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Scranton chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu was founded in 1943 and is the oldest honor society at the University. Juniors and seniors at the University, who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service, are eligible for membership.

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