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Kuruvilla Zachariah, known as Zach to his friends and colleagues, was born in the Kerala state of India. His father was the late C. Kuruvilla of the Ottathycal family in Chingavanam. His mother is Soosannamma Kuruvilla. He grew up with his maternal grandparents, Kodathuparambil Chacko Abraham and Achukutty until the age of twelve. The family later settled at Chingavanam where he completed his eduaction at St. Thomas High School.
His undergraduate education was at St. Berchmans' College, Changanacherry affilaiated to Kerala University. Zach received a masters degree in chemistry from Ravishankaar University, Raipur in 1970 and started his long career in academia at St.Stephen's College, Uzhavoor.
Zach was employed in Ethiopia in their secondary schools and at the Alemaya College of Agriculture of Addis Ababa University. He married Elizabeth Karottukunnel in 1976 and they both worked in the secondary schools of Kaduna state in Nigeria until 1984. Their children, Jebin and Jane, were born there. The family moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma in January 1985 and both Zach and Elizabeth attended graduate school at Oklahoma State University. He taught chemistry at St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kansas until 1992 and is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Ohio University's Eastern campus. He is also the coordinator for the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies program at Ohio University.. After serving for three years as the Faculty Chair, he voluntarily stepped down from that position in 2004.
He is a member of the American Chemical Society and of the Bethesda-Belmont-Morristown Rotary Club of Ohio and served as its President during 2005-2006. In December 2003, the Rotary Club honored him as the Rotarian of the Year and in March 2004, he was again honored with a Service Above Self Award for his outstanding service to Rotary International projects. In May 2004, Zach received an MBA from West Virginia University.
Zach was inducted to the "Who's Who Among Educators" in their 2007 edition.
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