Mathematics instructor Eddie Sabat has certainly made his mark on the students and faculty at Craven. His love for teaching is genuine and contagious. He was able to share this love for teaching with a demonstration to the nominating committee that used Cryptography to play his version of the game Clue.
Sabat was a high school teacher before beginning at Craven in 2015. Having been nominated for this award for the last four years, he was ecstatic to become the recipient this year.
“You want the students to be successful,” said Eddie. “I think this validates that what I’m doing—maybe I’m doing something correct. My students and my peers, my boss, my dean; they see I’m doing a good job. I’m ultimately pretty humbled.”
The annual Excellence Awards recognize the exceptional work of faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff at Craven Community College who go above and beyond their day-to-day duties at work and in the community. The Excellence in Teaching Award identifies and recognizes a Craven CC faculty member who has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching to their students and college. To be eligible for the Excellence in Teaching Award, a faculty member must have taught curriculum courses for Craven CC for a minimum of two semesters. The award winner receives a cash prize of $500 and a plaque.
This story originally appeared in The Craven Community College Magazine, published Aug. 20, 2019.