25 Years of Service: Mark Moreno

   Employee Awards 2022 | Posted on March 4, 2022

Since Mark Moreno began teaching at the present School of Architecture & Interior Design, his contributions at Andrews University have been positively and undeniably transformative in the lives of students, parents and colleagues. 

The collaborative and Christian environment that Professor Moreno helps cultivate at the school has been so pleasant that we may have lost track of time along the way, and we are stunned that his tenure at Andrews University has been more than 25 years. Mark, we look forward to a shared belief by faculty and students that this is the halfway milestone and that you will be with us for another 25 years! Former colleague Tom Lowing says, “Professor Moreno is the ultimate teacher, he sees the potential in everyone, and he seeks to learn first and teach second.”

The following quotes from two students suggest why Professor Moreno is a past recipient of both the Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award and the Heart @ Andrews Award. 

“I have never felt so heard and understood by any professor in my educational experience.”

“He is one of the best pictures of God’s character that I have been honored to experience in my life. I am both inspired and grateful.”

Mark’s community impact is also very well known. As the founder-director of Renaissance Kids Architecture Camp, he has positively impacted more than 1,000 local and distance kids with creative and meaningful hands-on projects, championing their slogan “we are building with kids to build kids up.” Professor Mark Moreno has also generously and extensively used his studio classes over the years to serve community organizations in need of design services. 

Thank you, Mark, for 25 years of inspiring service at Andrews University.