Skip to content

Snow College Recognizes Outstanding Faculty Members

Professor Renée Faatz and Professor Kevin Sorensen to receive awards at Commencement 2024

Renée Faatz
Renée Faatz
Kevin Sorensen
Kevin Sorensen

April 25, 2024 -- Ephraim, UT – Two faculty members will be recognized during Snow College’s Ephraim Commencement Ceremony on May 3, 2024. Professor Renée Faatz will be presented with the Jesse Madsen Brady Teaching Award, and Professor Kevin Sorensen will be awarded the J. Elliot & Maxine Cameron Faculty Service Award.

The Jesse Madsen Brady Teaching Award recognizes a Snow College faculty member who has demonstrated superior teaching in the classroom and service to students outside the classroom. Professor Renée Faatz has exemplified these qualities since she came to Snow College in the fall of 1986. Teaching geology at Snow College has been Renée’s dream job, and her passion is evident in her commitment to her students. Renée doesn’t simply lecture—she believes in helping students get first-hand experience to gain their own appreciation for the subject and can often be found teaching in the field.

The Elliot and Maxine Cameron Faculty Service Award was designed to recognize faculty members who have a history of distinguished service. In his 24 years as a biology professor at Snow College, Professor Kevin Sorensen has been an integral part of the campus. Kevin’s service extends to all who know him. His students, colleagues, and the community have all benefited from his thoughtful approach to education. Kevin has been heavily involved in STEM outreach in the local schools, is known as a problem-solver on the many committees on which he serves, and is a champion of undergraduate research.

When asked about the award recipients, Provost Michael Austin said, “Snow College is fortunate to have knowledgeable, student-centered professors like Renée Faatz and Kevin Sorensen on our faculty, and we congratulate them on these well-deserved awards.”

For more information about Snow College Commencement exercises, please see

About Snow College

Snow College, founded in 1888 by Utah pioneers, is a two-year college with campuses located in Ephraim and Richfield, Utah, and a learning center in Nephi, Utah. Serving more than 5,000 students, the college is committed to helping students graduate debt-free, gain resume-worthy experience, and develop a plan for the future. The affordable price and personalized environment full of opportunities allow students who find Snow College to find themselves. Learn more about all Snow College has to offer online at