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North Side Residents Honored for Teaching Excellence

Allen Kotun and Nakpangi Johnson were recently honored with the Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching at the annual celebration of Teaching Excellence at Duquesne University.

Residents of the North Side, Kotun is a graduate student in biological sciences department in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and Johnson is a graduate student in the Mylan School of Pharmacy.

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), the award promotes and rewards teaching effectiveness of current graduate students and provides award nominees with training on how to present evidence of teaching excellence.
Kotun and Johnson are two of the four graduate teaching assistants selected for the award.

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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