Annick Anctil receives the 2020 Teaching Excellence Award

Annick AnctilAnnick Anctil, assistant professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is a passionate and caring educator who is dedicated to student learning, inside and outside the classroom. She joined MSU in 2014. She works hard to simplify difficult course material and always makes herself available to answer students' questions. As one student notes, "extremely personable and willing to work with students until they are comfortable with the material.” Professor Anctil exemplifies the MSU tag line, "Advancing the common good with uncommon will.”

Students consistently comment that she goes above and beyond to make herself available to students, with one student noting, “She made an 8 a.m. Sustainability lecture interesting and frequently provided us with advice and opportunities for career development.” Another student said she answers questions effectively, explains thoroughly and is available outside the classroom.

The students also highlighted her knowledge and versatility as an instructor. “Dr. Anctil makes every effort to make the classroom an enjoyable place to be and, importantly, a place conducive to learning.” The selection committee of student leaders unanimously chose Dr. Anctil for this recognition based on nominations from students and careful deliberations.

2020 Teaching Excellence Award

The Withrow Teaching Excellence Award honors demonstrated excellence and distinguished contributions by faculty and staff members. Students nominate their favorite teachers, offering phrases like “dedicated educator” and “always willing to work with students.”