Rocky Mount, N.C.—North Carolina Wesleyan College honored Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Kathryn S. Carroll with the Exemplary Teacher Award for 2014 during the college’s May Commencement ceremony.
In describing Professor Carroll, the students who nominated her for the award wrote that she “shows each of us, as well as her other students, an extraordinary amount of encouragement, support, and assistance with whatever troubles we may encounter. She often reminds us of the big picture and not to be discouraged by a little hard work.”
The Exemplary Teacher Award is made possible by The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, and provides a certificate and monetary gift. The honor recognizes exemplary teaching, service to students beyond the classroom, and commitment to values-centered education.
Professor Carroll earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, and her juris doctorate at Campbell University. Carroll lives in Greenville, in Pitt County. Before coming to NC Wesleyan, Carroll’s career included service as assistant county attorney and, prior to that, as assistant district attorney. At Wesleyan, she teaches courses that lead to the bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.