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Semmelhack receives President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching

Awards- - By Karin Dienst, Office of Communications

Martin Semmelhack, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Chair, was among four Princeton University faculty members who received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

On Commencement Day, Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber (center) congratulates the faculty members recognized with the President’s Awards for Distinguished Teaching: (from left) Martin Semmelhack, professor of chemistry; Eduardo Cadava, professor of English; Jacqueline Stone, professor of religion; and Casey Lew-Williams, assistant professor of psychology.
Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications

Described as a “treasure” in the chemistry department, Semmelhack’s colleagues say they aspire to emulate his example of teaching and mentorship. A faculty member noted that the letters nominating him underscore Semmelhack’s “devotion to student learning, his ability to inspire students through his role as a teacher of organic chemistry, his caring mentorship as a research adviser for our undergraduate and graduate students, as well as his considerable, positive impact on the intellectual and professional developments of the authors of those letters.”

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