Dr. Peggy Lee LePage, biology professor and Phi Theta Kappa advisor at North Hennepin Community College, recently received a prestigious 2012 Mosal Award during Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention in Nashville. The award is named after the society’s late executive director emeritus, Dr. Margaret Mosal.
Nominations for the Mosal Award are open to community college faculty members who serve as Phi Theta Kappa advisors, and winners receive a stipend of $5,000 toward personal professional development.
“Mosal Award recipients are selected following a rigorous application and judging process,” said Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley. “We are very proud of Dr. LePage and wish her well in her independent studies.”
Dr. LePage’s proposal, “Anatomica Italia: An Anatomic and Cultural Tour of Italy,” outlines her plans to study anatomical history and cultural settings in Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Venice with a group of anatomists from around the country led by Dr. Kevin Petti, a professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at San Diego Miramar College in California. From her experiences, she will create an interactive blog, complete with visual images; and apply her new information and understanding of anatomical history to her biology courses.