Associate Professor of Nursing Dr. Katherine Frommelt
The Clarke College Board of Trustees established the Meneve Dunham Award for Excellence in Teaching in honor of former President Meneve Dunham. A review committee of faculty and students recommends the selected recipient to the president.
One student wrote about this year’s Katherine:
“I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for the class, but I can honestly say I learned more in your class than I ever dreamed. And, the things I learned were about life and living as a Christian. You showed me the kind of Christian I want to be some day.”
Another student said:
“Katherine is a strong person who has strong ideas. But she is also open to new ideas and new learning. She is a progressive thinker – truly an academic who wants to discuss all perspectives and examine all sides of an issue. She presents an honest picture of life as an educator so that we will be prepared to enter that world. I feel very fortunate to have studied under her.”
A faculty colleague said:
“Katherine is a tireless, motivated educator and leader who spends an inordinate amount of time and energy to ensure that this department continues to be one of the premier programs in the country. If they had both lived in the same period in time, I can easily envision Mary Frances Clarke recruiting Katherine to come with her to Dubuque. She would have been a tremendous asset to that formidable group of pioneering women.”
Katherine holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Dubuque a Ph.D. from Walden University. She has served at Clarke College since 1989 and throughout her career she has been involved with Hospice of Dubuque, legislative lobbying for her profession, and working with HIV/AID patients.