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David Craig

Winter 2012

3/1/2012 

I am nominating: David Craig

Years of Service at Cal Poly: 6

Department: Career Center, Career Center

Position: Career Counselor

Why are you nominating this person?  Why do you think he/she deserves the award?

David Craig, over the course of many years, has been instrumental in changing students lives by teaching the Career Exploration class.  He deserves this award due to his efforts in not only promoting the class to students but also by creating an innovative teaching model that gives these students the tools necessary to figure out what field they aspire to work or study during their time and Cal Poly Pomona and beyond.

Please select 3 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies: Student-Centered Philosophy, Integrity, Passion

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1:

David exemplifies Student Centered Philosophy in many ways.  He makes certain that each student has the opportunity to meet with him if they are struggling.  He also enjoys the classes and students refer other students for the class because of their great experience.  David puts so much effort into teaching the course and making it useful for students.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2: Integrity

David has always exemplified integrity. Each and every student has the ability to dream and have their goals. In David's class, the sky's the limit for the students and he does not tell them they can't succeed in the dream, he encourages them to thoroughly investigate their career path to see if it truly is what they want to do.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #3:

David has a lot of Passion for the CPU 100 class and this is evident with the added classes during summer and a second session added this year.  He has driven the point home that not all students know what they want to do and a class like this helps them on their journey. Many students stop by the Career Center to simply say hello to David, even quarters after they complete the class. David shows passion and students remember it and return to give him updates.

In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community? David is assisting students who want to learn about themselves and the many opportunities that are available to them. He contributes by assisting students to focus on what they would like to do. Education is central in his classroom and students thrive in the class. It's so nice to see students return to thank David for his CPU 100 class.  He does a fantastic job and deserves to be recognized for his many years of assistance to students.