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October 25, 2002

Abuhejleh Named Outstanding Teacher at UW-RF

The College of Business and Economics at UW-River Falls named computer science and information systems Professor Ahmad Abuhejleh Outstanding Faculty Member for 2001-02.

The selection was made by fall and spring UW-RF graduates from 1998 and 2000, who were asked to nominate professors who had the most positive impact on their education, careers and lives. They rated them on excellence in teaching, understanding and helpfulness as an adviser, and ability to motivate by their example.

Student comments on Abuhejleh included, "He never treated his students like they were just a number," "He was always willing to take time out of his busy schedule to help students with assignments and class schedules," and "He always had time to help students with questions on assignments or preparation for exams."

They said Abuhejleh was diligent about helping students secure internships and post-graduation positions and he was especially helpful with making sure they took their credits appropriately to assure timely graduation.

Said Dean Barbara Nemecek of the College of Business and Economics, "Ahmad Abuhejleh has provided strong leadership, and has assumed primary responsibility for the development of the computer science/information systems department as it has evolved today. His enthusiastic, positive and creative attitude toward teaching and program development, combined with his discipline knowledge and vision for the department, have distinguished him to all‹students, alumni, colleagues and the business community."

The Outstanding Faculty Member award has been given out annually for four years in what is now the College and was previously the School of Business and Economics. The School of Business and Economics, established in 1999, was elevated to the status of College of Business and Economics in December 2001, placing it on equal footing with UW-RFıs three other colleges.

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