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David Rehm Honored For Work on Behalf of First Year College Students

Mount St. Mary’s College Associate Professor of Philosophy, David Rehm has recently been recognized as an Outstanding First Year Advocate by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and by the Houghton Mifflin Company. David is one of ten faculty members chosen out of 120 who were nominated in the national competition.

The award, now in its fourteenth year, honors college faculty, administrators, and staff for their outstanding work on behalf of first-year students and for the impact their efforts have on the students and culture of their institutions.

This year’s recipients will be formally recognized on February 23, 2003 at the Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience in Atlanta, Georgia.

David Rehm is a graduate of Oberlin College and earned his master’s and doctorate from the University of Chicago. Rehm has been a Mount faculty member since 1995 and has served as the director of the Freshman Seminar Program—which has received regional and national recognition—since 1997. The Freshman Seminar Program is a two semester course designed to develop students’ writing, reading and critical thinking skills and prepare them to succeed in college and life.

"I’m just delighted that David has been honored in this way," said Carol Hinds, vice-president and provost of Mount St. Mary’s. "His six years as director of our freshman program have been good for the students and the faculty who teach freshman," she added.

For more information about the award, the award recipients, or the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, please contact Carrie Linder, Coordinator for Research and Project Development at the National Resource Center, (803) 777-6225,

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