Denise Dufek is a College Success, Career Exploration, and Stress Management Instructor at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba. Denise has been employed at Bay College since 1996. Denise was originally hired as an Early Childhood part-time instructor. Denise has also taught Physical Wellness courses at the college. Denise has taught Middle College and Early College while employed and Bay. She holds a Master of Arts Degree from Siena Heights University, a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University, and an Associate of Arts degree from Henry ford Community College. Denise holds certifications as a Partners in Leadership as a Facilitator, Myers-Briggs Consultant, STRONG Interest Consultant, and Purpose and Vision Navigator. As a part-time faculty, she was named Outstanding Faculty in 2004. Denise was named Outstanding Educator 2012 and 2017.