Jenkins selected as speaker for UW’s 2022 Buchanan Lecture

April 28, 2022

Jayne Jenkins

University of Wyoming Professor Emeritus Jayne Jenkins is the speaker for the 2022 Buchanan Lecture honoring retired UW President Tom Buchanan.

Jenkins, a longtime physical education/teacher education faculty member, will discuss “What I Learned Teaching Kindergarten” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 in the Wyoming Union Family Room. The conference will also be available via WyoCast with the link provided here.

The lecture was created in honor of Buchanan, who retired in June 2013 after serving as UW’s 23rd president since 2005. The lecture is given annually by one of the most accomplished retired professors in the UW.

During her career, Jenkins honed her craft in public schools in Minnesota and Wyoming before pursuing her graduate studies in physical education teaching and teacher training at UW and the University of Carolina. North Greensboro. The UW Division of Kinesiology and Health considered itself extremely lucky when it successfully recruited her from Wyoming after earning her doctorate.

Jenkins has received numerous teaching awards throughout his career, including the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in 1994; the Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Health Sciences in 2003; and the John P. Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award in 2006.

She has received nearly every award given by the Wyoming Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in recognition of her contributions to the profession. She was named a “Person of Influence” in 2018 by veteran and UW graduate Chris Chestnutt and was featured prominently in UW’s Pivotal Moments video series, “When It Mattered Most,” for the influence she had on UW graduate Terrance Butler.

The conference offers members of the university community the opportunity to hear distinguished UW faculty distill a lifetime of inquiry, reflection, and service into meaningful counsel for succeeding generations.

The Office of Academic Affairs sponsors the event, selects the speaker, and provides a monetary award. For more information, call the Office of Academic Affairs at (307) 766-6476.

Angela C. Hale