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Commencement Speaker

Professor Brenda Peters

Brenda Peters, PhD, a professor of biology and a member of the St. Ambrose faculty since 1993, will address the graduating class at the winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17.

A valued and active member of the University community, Brenda has twice been nominated for Professor of the Year honors. She chaired a faculty task force that helped to create the St. Ambrose Honors program, and served as co-director of that program from its inception in 2012 through 2015.

Brenda has chaired Faculty Assembly and served on the Academic Support Committee, Faculty Development Committee and on the advisory board for the Center for Teaching Excellence. She was Director of General Education from 2003 to 2005, and chaired the Biology Department from 2005 to 2008.

Brenda earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Alma College, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physiology from Wayne State University.

This year, Brenda won a National Society of Leadership and Success Excellence in Teaching Award. She is a dedicated mother, active in her church and her children's school programs.