NWF Welding Instructor Scottie Smith

NWF Instructor Recognized Nationally with Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Designation

February 27, 2018

NICEVILLE, FL- The American Association of Community College (AACC) recently selected NWF Welding Instructor Scottie Smith as one of the nearly 50 recipients of its inaugural Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty designation.

Named in honor of former AACC President and CEO Dale P. Parnell, the association established the designation to recognize individuals making a difference in the classroom. Criteria for nominees include:

  • Demonstrating passion for the students and the classroom.
  • Showing a willingness to support students, inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Being inclined to participate in college committees.
  • Going above and beyond what is required to ensure that students are successful in their academic endeavors.

“Scottie is an exemplary NWF instructor,” says Dr. Devin Stephenson, President. “He creates a real-world environment in his classroom, emphasizing the importance of not only welding skills, but also effective communication and timeliness. Our 99 percent job placement rate in our welding program proves that Scottie and our program truly prepare our students for their future career.”

For more information on the NWF welding program, contact Scottie Smith at smiths60@nwfsc.edu.