Director-at-Large (two candidates):
Dennis Gathmann has an M.S. from Ball State University.
He is currently retired after teaching at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois, for 33 years during which time he was Biology Division Coordinator.
In addition, he
developed off-campus biology field study programs throughout the U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Australia/New Zealand, Kenya, and Europe.
He currently serves on the Lake Land College President's Retiree Advisory Committee.
Gathmann has been an NABT member for over 37 years.
has attended 34 NABT Conferences and established an NABT Conference photo archive.
He has served as Local Arrangements Chair and helped establish the NABT Two-Year Community College Biology (TYCCB) Section, serving as Chair in 1985-86.
has made numerous NABT Conference presentations and has twice been the Featured Speaker at TYCCB Section dinners.
served on the 1988 NABT
Conference Committee in Chicago, NABT Technical Task Force.
He currently serves on the NABT Conference Committee and as the Retired Members Section Chair.
Gathmann has worked with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Interior as a naturalist and program coordinator for both the Youth and the Young Adult Conservation Corps.
He served on the editorial board of the Annenberg Foundation's PBS series "Race To Save The Planet Earth" from 1989 to 1992.
Other achievements include President of the Mattoon Exchange Club
, President of the Illinois Association of Community College Biologists
, President of Lincoln Trail Boy Scout Council
, President of the Lincoln/Sargent Farm Foundation
, and Secretary of the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners for the City of Mattoon
received the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Commanders Award for Outstanding Contributions and Leadership, Lake Land College
Meritorious Service Faculty Award, Eastern Illinois University Phi Delta Kappa Excellence in Education Award, Lake Land College
Faculty "Wall of Fame" Award, Mattoon Exchange Club's Exchangite of the Year Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Silver Beaver Award for outstanding service to the Boy Scouts of America