Dr. Peter R. Malik honored as Alcorn’s Academic Coach of the Game

The Alcorn State University Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Athletics recognized Dr. Peter R. Malik, professor in the Department of English, Languages, and Mass Communications, for his contributions in accelerating the academic success of the university’s student athletes.

The award entitled, “Academic Coach of the Game,” was presented to Malik during halftime at the Alcorn’s men’s basketball game with Alabama A&M University Jan. 23.

Jason Cable, associate athletic director for compliance, said, “Dr. Malik has been a member of the Faculty Athletics Committee for many years and has taught and mentored dozens of our student athletes during his career at Alcorn. The student athletes were instrumental in choosing Dr. Malik to be honored in this manner.”

“It is very gratifying to be recognized as an academic coach by the administration, athletics department and the student-athletes,” Malik stated. “I am only one of many faculty members at the university working diligently to help our student athletes maximize their potential in the classroom here at Alcorn.”

Malik has been with the Department of English, Languages, and Mass Communications since 1998. He teaches composition, technical writing and literature courses. Malik served as chair of the Steering Committee for the university’s NCAA recertification self-study, which was successfully completed in 2012.

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