Walter J. McVeigh III

Walter McVeigh
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Walter J. McVeigh III's Biography

Type Of Business:
Nonprofit organization
Marketing Area:
San Mateo County
Expertise:
Creation of a safe, compassionate, and comprehensive environment for students to retreat to in a time of crises or a need to vent emotional feelings
Major Product/SVS:
Community-based support services for people with disabilities
Hobbies/Sports:
Reading for self improvement; Attending college to earn skills in human services and kick boxing aerobics for mental, physical and spiritual health
Education Degrees:
Pursuing Associate of Science, College of San Mateo; Diploma, Ottawa Hills High School (1970)
Affiliations Awards:
Adjutant, East Palo Alto Unit, The American Legion Pot 472
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of his career was being the honoree of Educator of the Year in San Mateo County in 2005. The most gratifying aspect of his career is that he is a role model and that teaching classes even though he was an average student in high school is an important part in his life. He says that he sees he makes a difference in people's lives by the success of his students.
Number Of Years In Profession:
33
Number Of Years In Current Position:
18
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
He attributes his success to his ability to help others; being able to see people where they are at and allowing himself the opportunity to listen to the trials and tribulations of others.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
He became involved in his profession because he wanted to help people with disabilities. He worked as a peer mentor and was referred to Caminar by a recruiter before eventually transitioning into a teaching position.
Extended Bio Profile:
Mr. McVeigh says his change in life was due to his six years in the military and being exposed to people of higher education. He finds that what he does now is very rewarding for both the people he assists, as well as for himself.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Teaching classes; Assisting students with college applications; Counseling Individuals with anxiety
Education Certifications:
Certified Community Support Worker; Certification in Peer Support & Certification in Human Service
Awards/Honors:
Special Congressional Recognition, Educator of the Year (2005) Recognition, Educator of the Year, California State Assembly (2005); Bridge Builder Award, Community Transition Center Program, Palo Alto, CA, Veterans Center; Hall of Fame Award for Mental Health Growth and Leadership, City of San Mateo, CA
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Mr. McVeigh intends to obtain a bachelor's degree.
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