NSC Instructor Geoff Palmer Named 2019 Distinguished Alumni

Geoff Palmer

North Seattle College has selected Geoff Palmer to receive North’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. A big congratulations to Geoff, who is at the heart of the North community and is very deserving of the award.

Geoff is a full-time Sociology faculty member in the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at North Seattle College. Geoff’s colleagues describe him as inspirational, respected, caring and hilarious. Those who know Geoff, know an enthusiastic and positive person who radiates that positivity outwards to other people.

In nominations for the award, Geoff was described as an inspiration to North students and to the campus community, and he finds inspiration at North. “The number one thing I love about North is its people; North collects wonderful people. We have a community here, and that’s really valuable,” Geoff said.

He first came to North Seattle College as a student, where he was changed by his experience in Dr. Bob Atkins’ Sociology class. Sociology captured Geoff’s attention, and the class inspired Geoff to pursue a career in the field. Geoff continued his academic career at the University of Washington where he graduated at the top of his class in the Department of Sociology, earning the Woolston Award for Academic Excellence. He also completed his Master of Arts in Sociology at UW.

After Geoff completed his MA, he reflected back and realized how important North had been to his academic career. He decided his end goal was to teach at North, and he started teaching part-time in 2012. Geoff has been a full-time faculty member since 2016, “I’m so grateful for the opportunity, and the people who helped me step into this role,” Geoff said.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to an outstanding former North Seattle College student. Recipients exemplify achievement in their particular endeavor in life, including academic, professional and civic activities. The award also aims to inspire current students to strive for success and make a difference in their community after graduation.

Please join the campus at the End-of-year Grad Party on Tuesday, June 11, from noon to 2 pm in the Old Cafeteria. The college will celebrate the Class of 2019, soon-to-be North Alumni, and present Geoff with the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award.

For more information, and to RSVP, please visit: northseattle.edu/graduation/graduation-fair-and-celebration


Posted on: June 6th, 2019 at 15:59:59

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