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Dr. Naoko Oyabu-Mathis Named Mount Union College Great Teacher

April 26, 2002

Mount Union College has named Dr. Naoko Oyabu-Mathis, professor of sociology, the College's 2002 Great Teacher.

The award was presented Thursday, April 25 at Mount Union's annual Senior Recognition and Honors Convocation.

The Great Teacher Award was initiated in 1962 and is sponsored by the Alumni Association. The award recognizes excellence in teaching - a foundation upon which the reputation of Mount Union has been built.

Oyabu-Mathis is a 1980 graduate of Mount Union College. She received her master's degree and her Ph.D in sociology from The University of Akron.

Before joining the faculty at Mount Union in 1988, Dr. Oyabu-Mathis taught sociology at The University of Akron.

Dr. Oyabu-Mathis was chosen as this year's Great Teacher by a selection committee consisting of officers of the senior class, the past two recipients of the Great Teacher Award, the president and immediate past president of the Alumni Association and the president of the National Cabinet of Mount Union Women.

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