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ELGIN, IL, June 04, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Michael Segreto, Emergency Services Lab Assistant at Elgin Community College (ECC), has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in his field through Industry Experts Magazine. Michael Segreto will be featured in Industry Experts Magazine in 2016.
Currently serving as Emergency Services Lab Assistant, which includes Fire Science, Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B), Criminal Justice, and 911 Operator responsibilities, Segreto's career at ECC began in 2007. Prior to his current role, his diverse career at ECC has included serving as Academic Support Tutor, Academic Support Presenter, Office Administration Technology (OAT) Instructional Center Assistant, and Business Division Substitute Instructor all prior to his current role.
Segreto's responsibilities include preparing the lab for daily use, assisting students with computer-related coursework, supervising students' use of lab equipment, troubleshooting lab equipment malfunctions, managing inventory, distributing supplies and equipment, creating and revising instructional and informational materials, promoting a positive learning atmosphere, and encouraging academic success.
"In addition to my instructors' recommendations, the praise I receive from students, colleagues, and peers, as well as my passion to learn, spawned desire for me to retain my career in education," Segreto said. "My academic activities, accomplishments, and recognitions have enhanced this desire.
Segreto's noteworthy accomplishments at ECC include presenting a lecture in 2007. The lecture, titled 'Hello, China!', walked through the process of visiting China to conduct business as a U.S. employee, highlighting the dos and taboos. In 2008, he co-presented a session, 'Technology is the Key to Engaging Student Learning', which demonstrated a PowerPoint game to engage students' learning and reviewing of course content while practicing soft skills such as communication and teamwork. Segreto has also co-presented multiple times at the Illinois Business Education Association, including one in 2013 titled 'Engage Students Using Innovative Techno-Activities', one in 2014 titled 'The T.E.A.M. Recipe', and one in 2015 titled 'Games Ready to Go!'.
Segreto believes in a 3-D success concept that includes: Decision - decide on the results you desire; Dedication - commit yourself to the mission of achieving your desired result; and Determination - uphold your commitment until you fulfill the mission of achieving your desired result. He also follows a famous quote spoken by Winston Churchill: "Never, never, never give up!"
"I live my life by remaining positive and professional," Segreto said. "This might seem easier said than done, but if you love your profession - i.e., your duties, your colleagues, and your peers, it's easier done than said."
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