Josh Brummer
vice president of recognition for the National Residence Hall Honorary Chapter, 308.293.4554 or brummerjd@lopers.unk.edu

Dr. Kim Carlson, associate professor of biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, has been awarded the “National Faculty/Staff of the Month” by the National Residence Hall Honorary.

“In her classes, Dr. Carlson challenges her students to not simply learn and regurgitate information, but rather she encourages them to dive into the material head first,” said Jordyn Duncan of Morrill.

Dr. Carlson, who teaches genetics, was nominated by Duncan for her willingness to “make the class material relatable and exciting for her students.” Dr. Carlson is the president of the UNK chapter of Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society.

“We are incredibly excited and honored that Dr. Carlson received such a prestigious award and that it is our campus’ second National OTM this year,” said Josh Brummer of Kearney. Brummer is the vice president of recognition for NRHH.

“Through all of her success, Dr. Carlson remains humble,” Brummer. “She has an open door policy and is always willing to meet with her students to help them succeed. She is an outstanding educator and deserves more recognition that she could ever possibly receive.”

“Of the Month” nominations can be submitted by anyone affiliated with UNK and are selected by NRHH. The goal of NRHH is to support and help develop the aspiring leaders on campus, and to recognize individuals and groups who go above and beyond.