Difference Maker - Pamela Van Nutt - Computer Technology Department Chair
Jul 30, 2013
Pamela Van Nutt at the Martinsville Campus
Computer Applications Technology Department Chair and instructor of computer applications courses
National College faculty member since 2001
More than 10 years of experience as a business application programmer
Holds an Associate of Applied Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree, both in computer science; currently working towards a Master of Business Administration degree from American National University
My greatest reward as an instructor is when a former student returns to tell me how what they learned in my class has helped them in their career and/or everyday life.
I try to adjust my assignments to the student’s level. I try to give assignments that challenge but do not overwhelm or discourage my students. I give a variety of hands-on activities to show the course material in different ways. Some students need to see a video, others need hands-on. I try to cater to each student when possible.
I love to see when a student goes from my helping them, to the joy they feel at accomplishing a task on their own, and then showing a classmate how to accomplish that task.
Computer Department Chairperson Pamela Van Nutt instructs student Jennie Patterson on web-based resources available for coursework assistance.
Computer Technology: Computerized Office Applications - Diploma (COA)