Emerging Professionals Nominated for Commitment, Talent, and Potential

Student standing holding a Emerging Professionals certificate and standing next to instructor
Christian Medina, 2018/19 Emerging Professional
December 6, 2018

The Career Technical Education Emerging Professionals program exists to recognize outstanding students for commitment to learning, demonstration of talent in their program, and potential to excel in their chosen industry. Students are nominated by their instructors, and selection is based on academic integrity, innovation, and professionalism both in and outside the classroom.

Christian Medina, a student in the Heavy Duty Truck Technician program at the College, was nominated as one of this year’s Emerging Professionals.

“I nominated Christian for the Emerging Professionals scholarship because he is a student who shows a lot of passion and dedication,” said Alex Beal, Department Chair for Diesel Technology. “Christian is a leader. He’s not a loud kind of leader, but a leader who people want to follow because of who he is and his personality. He is going to have a lot of great success in his career and in his future.”

“I am a first-generation college student in my family, and I am pretty proud to set an example for my two younger brothers. This scholarship is going to help me pay for next semester which really motivates me,” said Medina. “Because of CWI, I’m going to get an opportunity to work in the career field that I want and that I chose, and it’s going to help me open my own shop up in the future.”

Congratulations to Christian and the following students nominated as Emerging Professionals for the 2018/19 academic year:

Ann Hymas, Bookkeeping and Accounting – nominated by Jenny Miller and Teri Harbacheck
Christian Medina, Heavy Duty Truck Technician – nominated by Alex Beal
Jeremy Perkins, Western States CAT – nominated by Scott Russell
Tristan Maloney, Welding and Metal Fabrications – nominated by Mike Wheeler
Maureen Hartnett, Marketing Communications – nominated by Michelle Bennett