2019 Faculty Distinguished Service Award

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Robert Fanning, MFA, English Language & Literature

Robert Fanning is an associate professor of English in the Department of English Language and Literature.  As the founder and facilitator of The Wellspring Literary Series, Professor Fanning has brought more than 50 nationally prominent and diverse Michigan authors to Mt. Pleasant over the past 10 years to give readings from their original poetry or fiction.  His leadership through Wellspring has created meaningful relationships between the CMU School of Music and the English Department, as well as with the Mt. Pleasant community.