June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018, Sterling, Colo. – Northeastern Junior College honored Stanton Gartin for his 21 years of continuous service on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at a reception held in the Tennant Art Gallery on the Northeastern campus.

Stanton has been an outstanding asset to Northeastern throughout the past 21 years, serving as Executive Vice President from fall 2017 until his departure at the end of June. He also maintained his role as Director of Career and Technical Programs and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Credentialing to improve and expand Northeastern’s CTE offerings.

Gartin Baines

Stanton had many well wishes from the faculty and staff at the reception. Pictured left to right: Stanton Gartin and David Baines, Northeastern Ombudsman.

Stanton spent most of his career with Northeastern in a leadership position. He, with the help of Paul Prestwich, former Dean of Academic Services, helped keep the institution moving forward for two years in the early 2000s when the Vice President of Instruction position was vacant.

In 2005, Stanton was named Vice President of Academic Services, were he was vested in bettering the academic programs the college provided. He was heavily involved in helping start online and distance-learning courses offered at Northeastern, and worked on the committee to rewrite the general education requirements for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees at the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), as well as helped strengthen the academic-progress procedure at CCCS.

Stanton saw the value in CTE programs at Northeastern. While working to maintain the existing CTE programs, he sought to develop and bring back additional programs. In 2007, the Diesel Technology was reestablished; in 2009 the Wind Technology program was offered for the first time, and in 2014 the Welding program was re-opened.

Seeing the value in the ever-changing technology that surrounds us, Stanton helped implement the iPad Initiative, making Northeastern the first iPad College in Colorado. Today, iPads are used in curriculum across campus.

Soza Shep

Also honored at the reception were Steve Soza for 11 years as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach and Bryan Shepherd for his 16 years as the Head Baseball Coach. Pictured left to right: Steve Soza, Bryan Shepherd and Stanton Gartin.

Throughout his career at Northeastern, Stanton represented Northeastern well with the Association for Career and Technical Education, Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education, and Colorado Association for Career and Technical Administrators. He also represented Northeastern on the Eastern Colorado Workforce Investment Board, Small Business Development Center Northeast Colorado Advisory Board, Logan County Planning and Zoning Board and the Logan County Board of Adjustment.

“Northeastern has been blessed by the services of a man of integrity, honor, and sincerity. The college will greatly miss this unique and genuine leader, Stanton Gartin. Fortunately, Stanton’s work and devotion to Northeastern has prepared us well for a future without him,” remarked Jay Lee, President of Northeastern.