Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship

2017 Lyman Award

Professor Cynthia Brandenburg

Cyndi BrandenburgThe 2017 Lyman Award recipient is Cyndi Brandenburg of the Core Division.

Cyndi is well respected by her colleagues, as illustrated by the following comments:

Shared Governance is a concept we discuss and work to employ at Champlain. It is my belief that she exemplifies the idea of shared governance through her quest to be a leader who brings transparency and honesty to the position. Collecting information and making informed choices is paramount to what she believes.

She has an excellent reputation amongst her colleagues as being fair, open- minded and collegial in nature. It does not hurt that she has a good sense of humor and a clear way of thinking through, and summing up the issues. In project work, she listened attentively, worked very hard and never complained about the amount of work or the complexity of that work.

Here are some highlights from our students:  

She is incredibly intelligent and well informed. She does a great job of letting the students control discussions.  

An understanding, thoughtful teacher, who genuinely cares about her work and her students.  

This professor has in fact affected my life, and I would tell her to keep doing what you're doing cause your making the world a better place by fostering great education for us students.  

She brings up a lot of interesting points and topics that provoke wonder.

Previous recipients:

2016

Warren Baker

Division of Communication & Creative Media

2015

Elaine Young
Robert P. Stiller School of Business

2005-2007

 Joseph O'Grady
Business Division
2014

Nancy Kerr
Division of Communication & Creative Media

2003-2005

David Mona
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2013

Kathryn Leo-Nyquist
Division of Education & Human Studies

2001-2003

Alan Stracke
Arts & Sciences Division

2012

Laurel Bongiorno
Division of Education & Human Studies

1999-2001

George Bradford
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2011

David Lustgarten
Division of Communication & Creative Media

1997-1999

Michelle G. Miller
Community Services Division

2010

James S. Fry, Esq.
Robert P. Stiller School of Business

1994-1997

Walt Luchini
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2009

Susyn Dees
Division of Information Technology & Science

1991-1994

Ann McCluskey
Arts & Sciences Division

2008

Janice Gohm Webster
Core Division

1987-1990

Edith Templin
Accounting & Computer Systems Division

2007

Gary Scudder
Arts & Sciences Division

 1984-1987

Colin Ducolon
Community Services Division