Dr. John Jurchen recipient of Outstanding Teaching Award at Concordia University, Nebraska

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The associate professor of chemistry was selected by students and past recipients and was presented with the award at commencement on May 11.

John Jurchen

Dr. John Jurchen, associate professor of chemistry, was presented with the 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award at Concordia University, Nebraska’s commencement on May 11.

Each day I have the chance to teach, pray and work with these students. Having the chance to work with the students has been absolutely amazing.

Dr. John Jurchen, associate professor of chemistry, was presented with the 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award at Concordia University, Nebraska’s commencement on May 11.

The honor is given to a full-time faculty member who has been nominated by students and selected by a committee of students and faculty members who have previously received the award. The recipient is not revealed until his or her name is called during the graduation ceremony.

As he accepted the award, Jurchen remarked, “Each day I have the chance to teach, pray and work with these students. Having the chance to work with the students has been absolutely amazing.”

Jurchen received a bachelor’s degree in education and in chemistry from Concordia. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, Calif., and conducted post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.

He joined the Concordia faculty in 2005 upon completion of an individual National Research Service Award (NRSA)-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in analytical neurochemistry.

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb. that currently serves over 2,100 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.

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