MOHAVE COUNTY – Dr. Trever Holland has been an English instructor at Mohave Community College for one year and has already made an impact on the student body and his colleagues.
Dr. Holland has been awarded with the 2020 Ellen Licari Service to Students award. Service to Students award. The award recognizes those faculty and staff members who put students first.
“I am so humbled and grateful to receive this award. When presented with this award, I heard about the selflessness of Ellen Licari’s service to students, and I’m touched that I can attempt to follow those large footsteps,” Dr. Holland said.
An anonymous student nominated Dr. Holland because he had made a difference in the student’s life.
“Professor Holland has come here to find a new beginning, when in reality he has come here to give us a better opportunity, a new point of view, new ideas, and overall a new friend to all of us here at Mohave Community College Kingman Campus,” the student said.
Dr. Holland received his doctorate degree in English with an emphasis in Native American Literature at Oklahoma State University. He decided to be an educator since the first grade when his teacher provided a welcoming environment.
“Her early instruction touched me so deeply that when I started college I knew I wanted to try and reach student the way she reached me by becoming an instructor,” he said.
Dr. Holland has been a professor at the collegiate level for 11 years. He is also a Phi Theta Kappa advisor for the Kingman campus chapter.
Working with students is the one thing Dr. Holland values most about teaching. He said there is something magical happens when he works with students by presenting new information and helping them think critically about themselves, their community and the world.
“Education is about growth, and to be a part of that is the most rewarding part of my life,” Dr. Holland said.
Dr. Holland is grateful to be nominated for the award and to work at MCC. He said from the moment he applied, he knew he would enjoy working with the students, staff, faculty and administration.