Courtney Abboud, MC director of workforce and student development, wins Metroversity award.

Metropolitan College is proud to announce that Courtney Abboud, director of workforce and student development, has been selected to receive the 2016 Metroversity Adult Learners Staff Award.  Jefferson Community and Technical College, along with six other Metroversity colleges and universities, participates in the Adult Learner Awards, sponsored by Metroversity Outreach.  Member colleges accept nominations for student, faculty and staff awards.  In February, a student nominated Courtney based on the following criteria:

  • assists adult learners in pursuing their education despite life circumstances
  • goes above and beyond the call of duty
  • provides moral support
  • makes accommodation to student inside/outside classroom
  • serves as a mentor

Courtney and other nominees were asked to write a brief essay to "describe what you do as a faculty/staff member that stands out from the rest. Explain your work ethic, any of the ‘extras’ that you do on or off campus, as well as how assisting adult learners affects you as an employee. Also, what do you love about your profession and how it relates to students?"

The selection committee loved Courtney’s essay and selected her as winner of the staff award.  The awards ceremony will be held at Spalding University, on April 12, 2016.  More information about Metroversity may be found at