FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2016, 9:00 a.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429
Peru, Nebraska- Dr. Naser Alsharif, founder and director of the Middle East Culture and Education Center in Omaha, will be visiting Peru State College on Tuesday, February 9. He will give a free, public presentation on “Being Muslim in America” in the Jindra Recital Hall at 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Alsharif’s visit is sponsored by the Council for Inclusion and is part of Diversity Awareness Month programming at Peru State. His visit will also include closed presentations to Peru State classes including Human Growth and Development, International Business and Abnormal Psychology.
Dr. Alsharif is an American-Muslim of Palestinian Ancestry and a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Sciences at Creighton University. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) and a Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He also holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacy from Creighton University.
Dr. Alsharif was the recipient of Creighton University’s John P. Schlegel Diversity Award for Excellence and Innovation (2013) and the Distinguished Education in Teaching as Scholarship (2014). He is also the 2000 and 2006 winner of the Innovation in Teaching Award Competition and received an honorable mention for the same award in 2002 and 2004 from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
In addition to serving as Director of the Middle East Cultural and Educational Services in Omaha, Dr. Alsharif has served as a moderator for the Muslim Student Association at Creighton University; President of the Arab-American Heritage Society; board member of the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture; member of the Board of the Trifaith Initiative; President of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; on the advisory board of Avenue Scholars; on the advisory board for the Conference for Inclusive Communities; on the Hate Crime Coordinating Council; and as a member of the Islamic Speaker Bureau.
Anyone seeking more information about Dr. Alsharif’s visit may call Kristi Nies at (402) 872-2281.