Dr. Engebretsen Receives 2015 SNB Teaching Excellence Award
May 12, 2015 – Dr. Barbara Engebretsen, professor of Health, Human Performance and Sport, received the State Nebraska Bank & Trust Teaching Excellence Award at Wayne State College. Matt Ley, chief executive officer of State Nebraska Bank in Wayne, presented the award at commencement on May 9, 2015. David Ley, the bank’s chairman of the board, established the award in 1998 as a way of recognizing and strengthening outstanding teaching at Wayne State. David Ley and State Nebraska Bank of Wayne support the college in many ways, including scholarships and as a trustee of the Wayne State Foundation Board of Trustees. This prestigious honor is awarded on the basis of rigorous standards that require a superior level of effective teaching. Engebretsen also was Wayne State’s nominee for the Nebraska State College System Teaching Excellence Award.