Congratulations to Rachid Ait Maalem lahcen, mathematics instructor at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, for being among 77 teaching professionals at United Methodist-related schools to receive the Exemplary Teacher Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM).
"The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding faculty members for their contributions to the learning arts and to the institution," said Rev. Dr. Gerald D. Lord, associate general secretary of GBHEM's Division of Higher Education, noting that the church is "enormously interested" in building the leadership skills of the next generation. The award is given to professors and instructors who have shown leadership, teaching excellence, service to students and commitment to education.
Faculty members were selected for the award in the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. They received a certificate of appreciation and a cash award.