NMU’s Ganzert, Bonsall honored

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University professor Charles Ganzert and retired NMU Center for Student Enrichment director David Bonsall were recently recognized by the Michigan Campus Compact at its 2014 Institute.

Ganzert received a Faculty Community Service Learning Award for his work in the community and the classroom. Bonsall received MCC’s Network Leader Award for his work at the center in support of service learning.

Ganzert teaches in the communication and performance studies department. He was nominated for leading his beginning audio production students in public service projects for agencies such as the American Association of University Women, Marquette Women’s Center, Diabetes Outreach Network, American Heart Association and the NMU Health Promotion Office.

His advanced audio production classes have worked with WNMU-FM since 2001 on music and interview shows. Ganzert recently served as faculty liaison and chair of the NMU Academic Service Learning Advisory Board.

Bonsall is credited for moving NMU’s academic service learning initiative forward after an initial grant was received for that purpose in 2003. Since then, he and his staff at the Center for Student Enrichment have provided administrative, logistical and program support for the ASL initiative.

During 2012-13, 77 faculty members/adjunct instructors from 18 departments taught ASL-designated courses.

Each member campus of MCC has the opportunity to select one faculty or staff award recipient who uses modeling, influencing or instruction to engage or influence students to be involved in community service or service learning.