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Hank brings home the MSU Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Henry "Hank" Jacek is the recipient of this year’s MSU Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching.

Mar 26, 2018

Dr. Henry Jacek is the recipient of this year’s MSU Lifetime Achievement Award for Teaching. “Hank” has taught in the Political Science Department since 1967. A truly dedicated teacher, he has had an enormous and, in many cases, life-long impact on his students – both in and far beyond the classroom. He is especially well known for inspiring in his students a passion for the study and practice of politics and public policy making, and for leading the annual McMaster Queen’s Park Day. He has helped countless students to find jobs in government, public service, media, business, the not-for-profit sector, and beyond, and has firmly established McMaster’s reputation as a wellspring of talented young professionals. As one of his former students puts it:

“There’s no greater advocate of young McMaster professionals than Dr. J. His enthusiasm is tireless, and no matter how busy his schedule, he always makes time for his students – current or former. He goes the extra mile, connecting students with people who can open their minds to opportunities and inspire their future. He has changed thousands of young lives for the better.”

Congratulations Hank on this well-deserved award!

Read more about Dr. Jacek and the MSU Teaching Awards on the Daily News: Top of the Profs