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Latter-day Saint Academic Wins Prime Minister’s Supreme Teacher Award        

New Zealand academic, Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama, received the Prime Minister's Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence earlier this month in Wellington.

Dr Pitama is the Director of the Māori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) at the University of Otago.

Māori Television reports that “this award is considered the ultimate prize of the national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards held annually at Parliament. It recognises Pitama's commitment to tertiary learners and the broader community spanning a 14-year teaching career.”

Dr Pitama also serves as a lay leader of over 1,000 women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Christchurch.

Read more and watch a video about her teaching award at the Māori Television website.  

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