The First Annual Dr. Michelene Pesantubbee Religion and Social Justice Scholarship is Awarded to Lacie Teal

October 6, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

Dr. Pesantubbee

We are pleased to announce that Lacie Teal, a first-year graduate student earning her master’s degree in Social Work, is the first ever winner of the Dr. Michelene Pesantubbee Religion and Social Justice Scholarship.

Lacie Teal
Lacie Teal

Professor Emeritus Michelene E. Pesantubbee served on University of Iowa Religious Studies faculty from 2003 until her retirement in 2018.  “When Michelene passed away, her colleagues felt a strong need to make sure that her contributions to the university and her concern with religion and social justice, and especially Native American rights, would have a lasting impact,” Professor Morten Schlütter, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies explains. “This scholarship is one way to ensure that Michelene’s legacy will continue.” 

Read the full story on the CLAS website.