Honored by Lincoln District 27
with Most Distinguished Graduate Award
Lynn L. Carpenter
Class of 1987
Faculty member at the University of Michigan
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[April 23, 2012]
Carpenter is one of six people chosen for the Most Distinguished
Graduate Award from Lincoln Elementary School District 27. Before
the recognition program on Saturday, Lincoln Daily News received
introductory documents prepared for the occasion. Below is a copy of
the biographical material on Carpenter:
Nothing makes a teacher more proud than to be able to introduce a
former student! Dr. Lynn L. Carpenter, a member of the class of
1987, is a distinguished graduate of Lincoln Junior High School.
from Lincoln Community High School, Dr. Carpenter attended Eastern
Illinois University and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in
Zoology. From there she went to the University of Illinois and
earned her Master of Science degree in the Department of Natural
Resources and Environmental Sciences and her Doctorate in the
Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Currently, she is a
faculty member at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Carpenter is an
instructor, tutor, a guest lecturer, and is a subject matter
expert/course designer for The Saylor Foundation and Kaplan
University. She also works with Kaplan University and Argosy Online
University as adjunct faculty. She is a lecturer/advisor for Ecology
and Evolutionary Biology, and an advisor for Cellular and
Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan. She also has
been a guest lecturer and instructor at the University of Notre Dame
where she conducted post-doctorate research.
Dr. Carpenter has
won countless awards and research and travel grants for excellence
in education and in her career.
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She has made
professional presentations at the University of Michigan; Bonn,
Germany; Anchorage, Alaska; and the University of Wisconsin; in
Granada Spain; at the Illinois State Convention of P.E.O.; at the
Illinois State Museum in Springfield Il.; and at the University of
Illinois; in Bordeaux, France; Savanna, Georgia; London, England,
and in Tucson Arizona.
Not only is Dr.
Carpenter well traveled, she is also well written as she has many
manuscripts, publications, and reports to her credit.
Dr. Carpenter has
been featured in articles from the New York Times, the United Press
International, the Chicago Sun Times, Science News, The Columbus
Dispatch, The Champaign News Gazette, and The Lincoln Courier.
Lynn is outstanding
in her field of study and serves as an excellent role model to all
School District #27 and I am proud to introduce Dr. Lynn L.
Carpenter as a distinguished graduate of the class of 1987. Her
plaque will be placed on the Wall of Distinction.
[Text copied from file received]