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Four Duquesne Graduate Students Honored for Teaching Excellence

Four Duquesne University graduate students were recently honored with the Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University’s annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence.

They were:

  • Ruth Leehacharoenkul of Shadyside, biological studies department, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Erin Rentschler of Mount Lebanon, English department, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
  • Kellie Rosiek of Mount Washington, biological sciences department, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Melissa Wehler of Sewickley, English department, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), the award promotes and rewards teaching effectiveness of current graduate students.

The CTE was founded in 1989 at Duquesne University to promote excellence in teaching at all levels, from beginning graduate teaching assistants to senior faculty scholars.  Working collaboratively with faculty, the CTE utilizes university resources to create an educational culture that values and rewards teaching for the primary purpose of enhancing student learning.

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