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Curtis Garand: 2016-17 CNM Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Jan. 26, 2017 -- Curtis Garand, a full-time faculty member in the School of Applied Technologies, is a jewel. He is conscientious, strives for excellence, and engenders great respect from his students, which earned him CNM’s top overall distinction for full-time faculty members for 2016-17.
Curtis Garand: 2016-17 CNM Distinguished Faculty Member Award Winner

Jan 26, 2017

He has taken the point-person leadership role for industry contacts, program equipment needs, and for evaluating lab safety. Curtis holds numerous certifications and keeps abreast of new information in his field. He has developed an internship program for automotive students and is currently working on a hybrid online distance learning course, as well as an automotive hybrid (online and on-campus) vehicle program. 

Curtis often holds volunteer, outside-of-class workshops for students that need extra help. He encourages students to participate in the Automotive Club and arranges demonstrations from tool manufacturers to help students make decisions based on quality, price and availability of the tools they purchase, not only for the program but for their career after CNM. 

Curtis is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure program excellence.