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Nathan Kirby Chosen as UMSL College of Optometry November 2014 Student Spotlight

Every month the Office of Student Services with the College of Optometry seeks nomination from the faculty, staff, and students of the college in an effort to recognize one student who exemplifies our student body.  


  The Student Spotlight for November 2014 is:
   Nathan Kirby (Class of 2016)

Nathan Kirby (file photo)


Nathan received several nominations from students and faculty and staff for this month's recognition and the comments shared about Nathan are indicative of the impact our students have on fellow students and the college as a whole. 

Here are the comments from those who nominated Nathan:



"Nathan goes above and beyond his duties as a tutor and TA for the College, especially the current second year class.  He has spent a lot of personal time with students in preparation for their disease proficiencies and labs in general.  He is here with the students in the evenings and the weekends—again, giving his own time.  His generosity, patience, attention to detail, and his willingness to help these students has been tremendous and the second year students really benefit from his assistance."


"Nathan is an exceptional tutor and has helped many students over the last two years.  He creates an environment that is welcoming and warm.  He explains material comprehensively and in a way that helps students grasp the concepts better.  It is without a doubt that Nathan cares about the students he is helping and goes well above and beyond his tutoring responsibilities to ensure student success.


"He went above and beyond helping last semester in APE for students who needed additional assistance."


"Nathan Kirby is an outstanding student and most certainly deserves to be recognized as such. He not only exemplifies the values and beliefs of the UMSL College of Optometry, but he goes above and beyond. He is a wonderful classmate and tutor and is willing to help anyone in any form. As a tutor, Nathan has specific requirements he has to meet. He not only meets those standards, but also exceeds them. For instance, he took the time to help students with a project, the night before his own exam. He not only wants others to learn, but will put their gain of knowledge above his own. I believe this shows that he deserves the Student Spotlight because of his passion for learning and willingness to teach others."
 

Congratulations Nathan on being the UMSL|Optometry November 2014 Student Spotlight winner!!!

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