UAA Automotive Instructor Awarded Technical Instructor of the Year by IAGMASEP
University of Alaska Anchorage Automotive Technology Instructor Darrin Marshall has been recognized by the International Association of General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (IAGMASEP) schools as the association's Technical Instructor of the Year. The award was presented by Josh Gilbert, IAGMASEP vice-president for the Southeast Region, at the annual conference in Detroit on Oct. 24, 2012.
Mr. Marshall is a graduate of the Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science in Technology Programs at UAA's Community & Technical College (CTC). He is also recognized by General Motors as a "World Class Technician." He holds National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master certification, which requires passing a battery of eight tests and recertification every five years.Marshall's commitment to training and teaching excellence was recognized by his colleagues in the IAGMASEP Western Region who nominated him for the award earlier this year. In addition to his achievements in teaching and professional development, Marshall has served on the association's curriculum committee for several years and has been nominated to serve as the committee's chair for the next year.
"It is a great honor, considering over 60 college and university programs are eligible for the award," stated IAGMASEP President Linda Reinke. Marshall was nominated by Scott Main, GM ASEP instructor at Shoreline Community College near Seattle, Washington; Marty Kamimoto, GM ASEP at Fresno City College in Fresno, California; and Chris Branton, GM ASEP Instructor at Cayamaca Community College in El Cajon, California.
"UAA is honored to have such a talented and respected individual training Alaska's future technicians," said Kelly Smith, director of CTC's Division of Transportation and Power. "We appreciate the nominations and are proud to have Darrin Marshall as our GM ASEP instructor."