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Mark Stenzel Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Stenzel one of eight 2015 alumni award winners.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 5-22-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Mark R. Stenzel of Arlington, Va., recently received the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Stenzel started his career as a chemist and then transitioned into becoming an industrial hygienist. Twelve years ago, he started his own company specializing in exposure and risk assessment. He is currently a co-investigator on a large government study that is evaluating potential adverse health effects of workers who were involved in the response and cleanup efforts related to the 2010 Gulf BP oil spill.

Stenzel is one of eight 2015 alumni award winners honored at an April 24 ceremony hosted by the Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association.

Alumni Achievement Awards go to graduates who have achieved high rank or honor in their professions and have had a major impact on their communities.

Stenzel, a 1969 math and statistics graduate, later earned a master’s degree and went to work as a chemist for a petrochemical company in Texas. He then transitioned into an industrial hygienist, someone who works on the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of health-related hazards. He was promoted to manager of industrial hygiene for the company. Later on, he moved to another company and became the director of health.

Stenzel is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), which named him as one of its prestigious AIHA fellows. He is also a member of the American Academy of Industrial Hygienists and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, and is board certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygienists.

Mark and his wife, Trish, currently live in Arlington, Va.

Those who want more information about the April 24 awards event may go to or call 507-389-3235.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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