FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2011
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Pinchuk named MUW post secondary Educator of the Year at LINK banquet
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. George Pinchuk, associate professor of biology at Mississippi University for Women, was named a post secondary Educator of the Year at the Columbus-Lowndes Development LINK’s annual Education Excellence Luncheon.
Each year, the LINK sponsors the banquet to honor outstanding Lowndes County students and educators.
Pinchuk, past Faculty Member of the Year recipient at MUW, was born and raised in Ukraine. He graduated from Kiev Medical School in 1981 and went on to complete an M.D./Ph.D. program in medical genetics at the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR.
After being invited to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southern California in 1990, he taught at Mississippi State University from 1998-2004.
He has been at MUW since 2004.