Rutgers alumna Liping Chen (Ph.D. 2008) has been nominated “most inspiring and challenging teacher” by U.S. Presidential Scholar Sarah Schrader.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was created in 1964 to honor academic achievement. It was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Since 1983, each Presidential Scholar has invited his or her most inspiring and challenging teacher to travel to Washington, D.C., to receive a Teacher Recognition Award from the U.S. Department of Education and to participate in the recognition events.
This year 141 students were selected from 3 million graduating high school students. Sarah Schrader is a senior at Gatton Academy of Math and Science and also a college sophomore at Western Kentucky University. She was accepted into MIT and Princeton but has decided to stay at Western Kentucky to finish the Chinese Flagship program, where Liping is an Assistant Professor of Language and Linguistics.
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