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Marshall senior selected national winner for peer instruction

Chemistry major Perin Schray recognized by the International Center for Supplemental Instructions
Marshall University senior chemistry major Peregrine “Perin” Schray has been named Outstanding New Supplemental Instruction Leader by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Schray is the supplemental instruction (SI) leader for Chemistry 205 at Marshall, a class that covers general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry and serves health science students.  SI occurs in regularly scheduled, twice-a-week voluntary sessions outside of class, reviewing class material and providing instructions on helpful learning techniques.  The SI program is one of the flagship programs supported by Marshall’s Center for Student Success.

“We are very proud of Perin and the great work he is doing at Marshall,” said Dr. Avinandan “Avi” Mukherjee, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “His commitment to the success of his fellow students underscores the importance of peer mentorship at Marshall and promotes a sense of community and support among peers, creating a collaborative learning environment for learning and growth. Marshall’s innovative approach to student success through the four-pronged mentorship approach is facilitated by Perin and our nationally recognized supplemental instruction program.”

“I am honored to receive this award,” Schray said. “Being a supplemental instruction leader has been a highlight of my time at Marshall. I am so grateful to the chemistry department, the Center for Student Success and my fellow SI Leaders. I would also like to thank my current and former SI students: you all are amazing, hardworking, incredibly kind, and super smart.”

Schray will be formally recognized at the 13th International Conference on Supplemental Instruction in June in Baltimore, Maryland, after which he will begin graduate school at the University of North Carolina where he says he hopes that one day he can be a professor so he can follow both of his passions, teaching and conducting research in the proteomic/biochemical field.

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