Tim Peil, Mathematics, was named winner of the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award of the North Central Section of the Mathematical Association of America at their spring meeting Saturday. Peil has taught at MSUM since 1990. The citation accompanying the award specifically mentions “his energy and enthusiasm” in the classroom. The Mathematical Association of America is the principal professional organization of college and university mathematics educators in the United States and Canada. The regional units of the association are called sections, and each of the 29 sections can award one distinguished teaching award each year. The North Central Section consists of Minnesota, North Dakota, more than half of South Dakota, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the corner of Ontario containing Thunder Bay.