WESTMINSTER - Francis "Skip" Fennell, associate professor of education at Western Maryland College, has received the 1990 Outstanding Mathematics Educator award from the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Fennell is the second educator at WMC to receive this award; the other was James Lightner, professor of mathematics, who was given the award in 1986.
He is one of only a handful of educators in higher education to have received this award, according to Geraldine Rossi, MCTM awards chairwoman.
The award was introduced by the MCTM in the late 1970s.
Fennell received the award during the MCTM's fall conference Nov. 9 at Western High School in Baltimore and was recognized during a meeting in the school auditorium.