July 31, 2013

Brenda Zink and Jay Lee. The Colorado Community College System holds monthly state board meetings in Denver, which include attendance by the presidents from all 13 colleges state-wide. During these meetings, selected colleges are invited to showcase their outstanding programs, students and faculty. In May, Northeastern President Dr. Jay Lee  chose to recognize Brenda Zink as an outstanding faculty member from Northeastern Junior College. Zink chairs Northeastern’s Health, Science and Math Division where she oversees the activities of all faculty teaching in these areas and also provides in-class instruction in biology, microbiology and other highly specialized curriculum. One of the most popular teachers on campus, Zink is known for utilizing a number of innovative techniques to engage her students in the classroom as well as the lab, namely using “clickers” that allow students to digitally respond to questions in the middle of lectures and test reviews. Zink is considered one of the best team players on campus when it comes to helping with various committees, campus events, assessment activities and community outreach.  Pictured here with Zink (left) is Dr. Jay Lee. (Courtesy Photo)