Esmeralda Uribe of Lewistown is the recipient of the Student Shout-Out Award for November at Spoon River College, and received a $100 Visa Gift Card from President Oldfield. She was nominated for exemplifying the SRC core values of caring, responsibility, integrity, respect, and fairness.
Uribe was nominated by TRIO director Jill Olson. “Esme is in her first semester being a peer tutor for the TRIO department, and she is always attentive to her tutees and always prepared for her tutoring appointments. She has also been visiting the developmental math classroom two times a week, and assisting TRIO students during their lab time, in Mr. Sheff’s sections.”
Other instructors have noted that Uribe is always willing to help students with their coursework while in the classroom, even when she is not “on the clock” as a peer tutor. “She is helpful, positive, and is sure to ask questions when unsure of the procedure. It has been great to see her leadership skills blossom this year,” Olson said. “We are so lucky to have Esme as our peer tutor for Canton TRIO this year. She has been a wonderful addition.”
Uribe is currently taking the prerequisite classes in preparation for completing the Associate Degree in Nursing at Spoon River College, and intends to eventually go on to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree.
The Student Shout-Out is an initiative that encourages any faculty or employee to nominate a student who deserves a special shout-out for exhibiting the core values of the college—caring, respect, integrity, fairness and responsibility—or going above and beyond to help others.