2020 Alumnus Award

Dr. Alain Miatudi­la, Sr., is the 2020 recip­i­ent of the NCOSS Out­stand­ing Alum­nus of a Stu­dent Suc­cess Pro­gram award. This award rec­og­nizes an alum­nus of a stu­dent suc­cess pro­gram who has dis­tin­guished him­self in an edu­ca­tion­al career.

Dr. Miatudi­la says that he is hon­ored to receive the award, shar­ing a brief out­line of his sto­ry and a piece of advice. “My aca­d­e­m­ic jour­ney began in a Devel­op­men­tal Reading/English class­room at Cen­tral Pied­mont Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege (CPCC).  As a non-native Eng­lish speak­er, it was not easy.  How­ev­er, I did not give up.  Today, I am the Asso­ciate Dean of Engi­neer­ing at CPCC.  If one can learn any­thing from my jour­ney, it is this…hard work pays off, but you must be will­ing to do the hard work to get the pay­off.”

Dr. Alain Miatudi­la Sr. from Cen­tral Pied­mont Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege is the 2020 NCOSS Out­stand­ing Alum­nus of a Stu­dent Suc­cess Pro­gram.

Dr. Miatudi­la is a strong exam­ple of a suc­cess­ful stu­dent. He began his edu­ca­tion­al career tak­ing Devel­op­men­tal Eng­lish with Dr. Pat­ty Hill-Miller in the sum­mer of 1998. He earned an Asso­ciates in Civ­il Engi­neer­ing Tech­nol­o­gy from Cen­tral Pied­mont in 2001, fol­lowed by Bach­e­lors, Mas­ters and Doc­tor­al degrees from the Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na at Char­lotte. He has demon­strat­ed the same dri­ve in his pro­fes­sion­al life and cur­rent­ly serves as the Asso­ciate Dean of Engi­neer­ing, hold­ing an admin­is­tra­tive role in the same pro­gram from which he grad­u­at­ed nine­teen years ago.

Dr. Alain Miatudi­la Sr. received his award in the com­pa­ny of NCOSS Pres­i­dent Dr. Kris DeAn­ge­lis, Vice Pres­i­dent Dr. Heather Hill, Dean Rinav Mehta, and Dean Bruce John­son, all from Cen­tral Pied­mont Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege.

His col­leagues and stu­dents agree.

Dr. Deb­o­rah Shar­er, a for­mer col­league from UNCC, explains, “Alain is the com­plete pack­age. He is stu­dent ori­ent­ed, emi­nent­ly capa­ble, and well respect­ed by stu­dents, fac­ul­ty, and staff.”

Jul­lian Hud­son, a for­mer stu­dent, writes that “His knowl­edge of the mate­r­i­al and his breadth of expe­ri­ence are exem­plar­i­ly pre­sent­ed in the class­room. He embod­ies the char­ac­ter­is­tics of a leader who cares about stu­dent suc­cess not just in the class­room but as cit­i­zens of the world.”