Bay College Honors Outstanding Educator Marc Morency


Marc Morency

Full-time Instructor, Marc Morency, one of the recipients of the 2021 Bay College Outstanding Educator Award.

Bay College honors Marc Morency, West Campus full-time biology instructor, as one of its recipients of the Outstanding Educator Award. To receive consideration for the award, faculty were nominated by a colleague, student, or someone from the community. The primary focus of this award is to acknowledge faculty’s commitment to education and excellence in service to others.  

Marc Morency began his career at Bay in 2008 teaching biology courses at the West Campus in Iron Mountain. Prior to relocating to the Upper Peninsula, Morency taught at various colleges in the Lower Peninsula including St. Clair County Community College, Macomb County Community College and Davenport University teaching courses such as Anatomy and Physiology and Environmental Science. Morency graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 2002 and later went on to earn his Master of Science degree in biology with an emphasis in conservation biology from Central Michigan University in 2006.

Morency has been a great asset to the West Campus, making an impact on many students. The student that nominated him said, “When Covid-19 upended the classic campus learning opportunity, Marc did not sit idly by. The resources that Marc seemed to diligently find for us helped us grasp new concepts. This defined his ability to adapt as well as displayed his desire for us to bloom in the face of the Pandemic.”

Visit to watch a short video of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Amy Reddinger, presenting the Outstanding Educator Award to Marc Morency along with his acceptance speech for this great honor.

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