By Keli Hall
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Professor Bernadette Carlin has been teaching and aiding students for 28 years, including more than 23 years at Camden County College. She teaches Computer Literacy, Linux/Unix Essentials and Advanced Computer Concepts and Applications in the Computer Information Systems Department.
Helping her students is one of Carlin’s biggest goals for each of her classes. She strives for each one to succeed to their fullest.
“I consider it to be a personal loss when a student drops my class,” Carlin tells her students.
Her efforts and dedication to her job have not gone unnoticed, for she has won an award from the National Science Foundation for outstanding teaching in junior high school science. She can also be considered a pioneer, for she was the primary adviser for disabled students at St. Joseph’s University, where she taught computer literacy to first-time students.
While Carlin strives to reach the needs of her students and motivate them, she also enjoys the things her students have taught her.
“I like that Professor Carlin is very personable. I would absolutely continue to use what she has taught me,” says Liz Hernandez, a nursing major at CCC.
Some students registering for the fall semester have heard about Carlin and hope to have her for their upcoming computer courses.
“I know a couple people who have taken her course. I was really nervous about taking computer literacy as a hybrid until I heard she is very patient and accommodating,” says Brittany Stewart, a psychology major entering her second semester at CCC.
Carlin resides in Northwest Philadelphia, from where she commutes to the Blackwood campus. When not teaching, Carlin supports and participates in many of the events happening on campus. Students can find her in the CIM building, where most of her lectures take place.