Nathan Stout, Craven Community College (Craven CC) Academic Advisor, received the Lifesaver Award for exemplary service to a former student who was working toward completing his Associate Degree. Below is an excerpt from a letter the student wrote about his experience.
“All too often in our society no one takes the time to pass along praise. I wanted to take a minute to do just that.
I contacted the advising staff after not attending CCC for almost 8 years with aspirations of finishing my Associate. Mr. Stout was extremely helpful in guiding me to the correct path, not for the school but for me personally. Together we determined that I already had enough credits for my Associate in General Education.
With his guidance he applied for my diploma and I paid for it this morning. I was extremely excited to find out that I not only had my Associate but now I am also enrolled for my Bachelor’s in Arts with a Management major at City University of Seattle.
Without his help I would still be lost and overwhelmed with this process. A sincere thank you to Mr. Stout and your faculty there for helping me through this stressful and rewarding time.”
Nathan received the award Tuesday, Jan. 7, from the Executive Leadership Team. The Lifesaver Award is given to Craven CC staff and faculty in recognition of a deed that surpasses the normal duties of a job. The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) makes recommendations to the president and then presents each recipient with a jar of lifesavers and a balloon.