Southeast Community College (SCC, science instructor Dave Schmitter is the recipient of the Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty designation for 2023. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recognizes around 30 faculty members from around the country to receive the award. Dave will receive the Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Award on April 4 in Denver at the AACC Annual Conference.

“When I heard the school was nominating me for this award, I felt truly humbled,” said Schmitter, a math and physics instructor on SCC’s Milford Campus. “I know there are many instructors at SCC that do amazing work and work just as hard as I do, so it is truly an honor.”

The AACC recognizes faculty on different criteria, including how they demonstrate passion for students and classroom, how they support students in and out of the classroom, their participation in college committees, and going above and beyond to make sure their students are successful.

Dave grew up in Hyde Park, NY. He started teaching in 2007 as an adjunct at Providence College, and then at Massachusetts Maritime Academy from 2010-2016. He’s been at SCC’s Milford Campus since 2016.

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