These prestigious awards are given only to those individuals who have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields. We have long known about Dr. Tebbe’s tireless work to bring to life the vision of Forman Christian College as a world-class liberal arts university where interfaith harmony is practiced, and with this award he was recognized nationally at the highest level for his work in education. We especially celebrate that Dr. Tebbe’s service at a historic Christian college is receiving affirming recognition in Muslim-majority Pakistan.
This televised ceremony was followed up on March 28 with an on-campus event (pictured here) to celebrate Dr. Tebbe’s award. Honored guests spoke, including Dr. Peter J. David, FCC Board of Governors Chairman; Mr. Michael D. Guinan, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General in Lahore; Dr. Hamid Saeed, Registrar, FCCU; Cheryl Burke, Chief Student Services Officer; and students, who gave thanks for Dr. Tebbe’s contributions.
Friends of Forman Board Member, Mike Murphy, was in attendance and said this about Dr. Tebbe’s humility and the acknowledgement of his work at the university: “Jim would be the first to point out that this recognition is really an honor bestowed on the entire community at Forman Christian College. We all feel very proud that the national government has recognized the significance of our institution and the miraculous progress that has been made since the college was denationalized in 2003. And we believe we are making a difference in this nation.”