Tampa Bay Area Judge/Everest University Instructor Chosen for National Teaching Honor

'Dream Maker' Award Honors Judge Nazaretian

Oct 12, 2010, 14:12 ET from Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Corinthian Colleges today announced that Peter Nicholas "Nick" Nazaretian of Tampa, Fla., has been named the national recipient of the 2010 Dream Maker Award.

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Nazaretian, a seasoned Hillsborough County Court Judge and host of truTV cable network's "Pet Court," was selected for his role as an outstanding instructor and faculty advisor at Everest University in Tampa.

Since 1992, Nazaretian has been a mainstay at the campus providing his skills and expertise as an instructor for career college students studying in the paralegal, criminal justice and criminal investigations programs.

"Judge Nazaretian deserves this honor.  He is passionate about his students and dedicated to helping them achieve success," said Mike Barlow, campus president. "He shares his job experiences to motivate them and to help them make their career dreams a reality."

The Dream Maker Award, presented by Everest University's parent company, Corinthian Colleges Inc., recognizes instructors who have changed student lives for the better through education.  Nazaretian was selected from among instructors teaching on more than 100 campuses across the U.S. and Canada.

Everest University-Tampa is located at 3319 W. Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa. The campus offer programs and degrees in accounting, applied management, business including MBA, computer information science, criminal investigations, criminal justice, electrical, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), massage therapy, medical assisting, medical insurance billing and coding, paralegal and pharmacy technician.

Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

Corinthian Colleges, Inc. is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America.  The company's mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field.  Corinthian offers diploma programs and associates, bachelor's, and master's degrees in a variety of high-demand occupational areas, including healthcare, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology.  More information can be found on Corinthian's Web site at www.cci.edu.

SOURCE Corinthian Colleges, Inc.