LIMA – This spring, the Cisco Networking Academy recognized Steve Stiles, assistant professor for information and emerging technology at Rhodes State, as the United States and Canada Regional Spotlight Quarter 2 Award winner.
Stiles and six internationally honored counterparts, representing Asia Pacific, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Greater China, Latin America and Northern/Southern Europe regions received this honor.
“This award exemplifies Steve’s leadership, commitment and contributions to Cisco Networking and to his students, instructors and the academy,” Interim President Cynthia E. Spiers said.
For the past 18 years, Stiles has incorporated his expertise in computer networking and network security with Rhodes State. Stiles is a certified Cisco Academy instructor and qualified Cisco Academy instructor trainer, both of which require regular extensive training and re-certification.
Stiles is a popular instructor whom students admire for his mastery of the subject matter and was previously recognized as an outstanding faculty member.
“My goal is to make certain that when our students enter the workforce, they have the necessary skills required by employers,” Stiles said. “Being in the technology field, we are constantly undergoing change. I really enjoy the challenge, and that is what drives me. It is an honor to be recognized.”
The Cisco Networking Academy Regional Spotlight Award recognizes instructors, academies, and partners for their leadership, commitment and contributions that go-above-and-beyond expectations. The award is presented each quarter celebrating the recipients’ effect on the Networking Academy community.
Candidates for this award are nominated and selected by members of Networking Academy regional teams. Along with recognition in newsletters, recipients of the award receive a letter of recognition and a certificate to commemorate their achievements.
Cisco Networking Academy partners with more than 22,000 instructors and institutions worldwide to develop and deliver a curriculum that gives students the digital, problem-solving and entrepreneurial skills they need to get a job, earn a promotion or start a business of their own.