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In the Spotlight: Dr. Michael Kocurek - "Decades of Membership Provide Lessons in Value for this Educator"

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Named a TAPPI Fellow in 1985, member Michael Kocurek, Ph.D., has been an extremely active participant in TAPPI for nearly 50 amazing years.  In 1992, that dedication was recognized with TAPPI's Distinguished Service Award, the second highest honor bestowed on members. 

Recently retired as a professor and former head of North Carolina State University's Department of Wood and Paper Science, Dr. Kocurek spent his entire career dedicated to the P&P industry, educating its future ranks and preparing them to serve as the next generation of leaders.  Still actively involved in TAPPI, he continues to teach some of TAPPI's perennially favored courses, including Introduction to Pulp and Paper, which he has been doing continuously since 1974, Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching, Linerboard and Medium Manufacturing, and Tissue Properties and Manufacturing . Find out more by reading this month's Member Spotlight.

Spotlight participants are recommended by fellow members and staff.  If you would like to nominate a member just send name (or names) to MemberSpotlight@tappi.org.  We will forward a Spotlight Questionnaire to fill out and return.  

We look forward to seeing you in the Spotlight!


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