Dr. Abour Cherif
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Acknowledgments & Awards:


I was awarded and/or recognized by:

  • A Full Graduate Scholarship Award (1978-1985).
  • Presidents' Ph.D. Research Stipend Award (1986).
  • Ph.D. Graduate Fellowships (1987).
  • Elementary Science Fair judge gold Ribbon Award (1988).
  • Personality of the Month. In MAWAHEB: Multi-Cultural Magazine, 3(7), Nov.1991. Mississauta, Ontario, Canada.
  • Aristotle Academy Team Work Award (1992).
  • The 1999 Illinois Science Teachers Association Outstanding Pre-service Science Educator Award.
  • The International Institute For Human Factor Development Society  Outstanding Achievement Award, presented by IIHFD  (1998).
  • The International Institute For Human Factor Development Society  Leadership Conference Award, presented by IIHFD  (1998).
  • The Aristotle Academy Teaching Award, presented by Aristotle Academy Foundation (1994).
  • Columbia College Faculty Development Award (1994).
  • The Aristotle Academy Team Work Award, presented by Aristotle Academy Foundation (1992).
  • Project Wild Workshop Certificate Achievement (1997).
  • Environmental Issues Forums Trainers Award by EIF and NAAEE  (1996).
  • Distinguished Standing Award by ABI Research Board of Advisors (1998).

I have been included in:

  • Who's Who's In American Education, publication, 1994
  • Dictionary of International Biography, published in 1996 by Dictionary of International Biography in Cambridge England.                                       
  • Who's Who's In American Science & Engineering, publication, 1996-1997.
  • The International Directory of Distinguished leadership of American  Biographical Institute, published ABI  in late 1998.
  • The American Biographical Institute Reseach Board of Advisors,1998

Acknowledgments:

The following is a few examples of acknowledgments:

  • Columbia College Outstanding Contribution in Faculty Advising, Undeclared Majors Committee Appreciation Award (1993).
  • Columbia College Outstanding Contribution in Institutional Policy Council  Appreciation Award (1993).
  • Columbia College Outstanding Contribution in Teaching and Learning Committee Appreciation Award (1993).
  • Columbia College Faculty Development Award (1994).
  • Outstanding Service Award, from the Dean of Students, Columbia College Chicago
  • My published work was cited in a number of published articles world wide.
  • Requested for reprints and/or the use of my published work have been received from over 50 different countries.  At the national level, requests have been received from over 44  different states.
  • I appeared with my family on the cover of the Vital Time Newspaper on December 2000. 
  • For the second time, I appeared with my family on the cover of the MAWAHEB: Multi-Cultural Magazine, 1994. Mississauta, Ontario, Canada.  The first time was November 1991.
  • I was interviewed in media several times. For example:
    Dr. Abour Cherif Discusses Academic Quality Assurances in Higher Education, an interview by Sebha National Radio, Sebha Libya.  January 2008.
  • Dr. Abour Cherif": Scholar, Author, and Instructor, by CCEN: Columbia College Electronic Newsletter, January 1996. 
  • Fulfilling The Challenges of Successful Teaching: Dr. Abour H. Cherif. An interview by Lisa Silva Pate in  MAWAHEB: Multi-Cultural Magazine , 7(11)33-34. (1995).
    "Ecological Education Important: Grad Student Pushes Teaching" The Sunday News, April 9, 1989, p. A-4.
  • "Abour Cherif"  University Week (Simon Fraser Summer), June 8, 1989, p.7.
  • "Education Key to Future of Earth" The Sunday News, July 30, 1989, p. A-18.
  • " Abour  Al - Sherif"  MAWAHEB: Multi-Cultural Magazine, 3(7):3.


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