St. Norbert College professor receives award from Texas State University

From St. Norbert College, May 5, 2010
by Brian Curran, brian.curran@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Mark Bockenhauer, associate professor of geography at St. Norbert College, received the Texas State University Geography Department's Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2010. The award was presented at the 16th Annual Geography Department Alumni Reunion on April 24 in San Marcos, Texas. Bockenhauer is the first graduate student from Texas State University to receive the award. Texas State University has the largest geography department in the country with 600 undergraduates, 225 graduates, and 32 faculty.

Bockenhauer received his Master's in applied geography from Texas State University in 1987. Byron Augustin, a faculty member at Texas State University, nominated him for the award. Bockenhauer was a teaching assistant for Augustin for two years.

Bockenhauer received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He has been a member of the St. Norbert College faculty since 1994.