2 Lee Faculty Receive Tenure

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Dr. Lenena Brezna
Dr. Lenena Brezna

Following its annual board meeting, the Lee University Board of Directors awarded tenure to two faculty members, effective August 2020. The new tenured faculty members are Dr. Lenena Brezna and Dr. David Broersma.

Dr. Brezna has been a member of the Lee University faculty since 2014 and serves as an assistant professor of voice. She has performed with numerous operas and symphonies, including Amici Opera, Natchez Opera, Pensacola Opera, Mississippi Symphony, Corinth Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and Mexico City Symphony.

Dr. Brezna earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Memphis, her Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Broersma joined Lee’s Department of Language and Literature in 2014 as an associate professor of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and linguistics. He teaches courses such as English Language Structure and Theory, Second Language Acquisition, and Introduction to Linguistics.

Before coming to Lee, Dr. Broersma lived and worked in Moscow, Russia, for 17 years at the Russian-American Christian University and Hinkson Christian Academy. He also served as the program director for the Master of Arts in TESOL at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Dr. Broersma earned his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and his Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University.

Dr. David Broersma
Dr. David Broersma

Hamilton County School Districts' 3-D Printers Make Protective Face Shields For Local Healthcare Workers

Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Names 2 Semifinalists From Chattanooga State

Online Kindergarten Registration Open Now


Today the Hamilton Video Feature spotlights the work of teachers and volunteers making protective face shields for local healthcare workers. The 3-D printers from across the districts were ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Community College students Shalyn Landes and Gary Satin were named as two of 456 semifinalists for the highly selective Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The pool contained ... (click for more)

Online registration for kindergarten in Hamilton County Schools for the 2020-2021 school year is open now, and runs through Friday. Due to schools being closed at this time, the district has ... (click for more)




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Today the Hamilton Video Feature spotlights the work of teachers and volunteers making protective face shields for local healthcare workers. The 3-D printers from across the districts were brought together at STEM School Chattanooga to have a 3-D printer farm working to produce protective devices for local doctors and nurses. The farm includes 73 printers from school VW eLabs, ... (click for more)

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Chattanooga State Community College students Shalyn Landes and Gary Satin were named as two of 456 semifinalists for the highly selective Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The pool contained 1,500 applicants attending 311 community colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Selected scholars will be announced this month. Cooke Transfer Scholars are selected ... (click for more)

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