As an adjunct history instructor and part-time academic advisor at Craven CC, Amanda Bennett has made a positive impact on students and coworkers. Her dual roles have enabled her to form bonds and see students in a different light.
Bennett has been a teacher for 12 years and part of the Craven CC family for nearly six years. She prefers to focus on students as individuals and helps them utilize real world skills in the classroom and beyond.
“I want to reach the student as a whole, not just focus on the experience of the class they are in,” she said. “I prepare them for the workforce and classes as well. I want them to be well rounded when they complete the class.”
The annual Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional work of faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff at Craven CC who go above and beyond their day-to-day duties at work and in the community. The Adjunct Excellence in Teaching award recognizes an adjunct faculty member who has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching to their students and college. To be eligible for the Adjunct Excellence in Teaching Award, an adjunct faculty member must have taught curriculum courses for Craven CC for a minimum of two semesters within the past two academic years. Full-time faculty members who teach as an adjunct during the summer are not eligible. The award recipient receives a cash prize of $300 and a plaque.
This story originally appeared in The Craven Community College Magazine, published Aug. 20, 2019.