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May Faculty Honor Bestowed on Bennett

April 24, 2015

College of Western Idaho (CWI) is happy to announce Steve Bennett has been named CWI’s Faculty of Distinction for May.

Bennett is the program coordinator for the Plumbing Apprentice program offered through CWI’s Workforce Development division. He has proved to be a valuable member of the College, almost single-handedly redesigning the four-year program to meet the most current industry needs. The program is now vastly deeper and more effective than ever before and keeps students on track in what can be a very difficult and demanding field to persist in. His changes improved attention as well as retention, helping ensure students are well prepared upon completion.

Bennett has embraced new learning tactics and opportunities with completely rebuilt online portions of the program; utilizing more material that saves students money while giving them a more effective learning environment. 

Colleagues say Bennett is a joy to work with because he is humble; welcoming criticism and new ideas. He actively seeks out opinions from a variety of sources on new and better ways to teach something. 

Please join in congratulating Steve. He is a truly special part of what is being accomplished at CWI.