“Dr. Stein’s presentation to the faculty of the Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences at our university was astoundingly refreshing and tremendously informative. So often, I find that the faculty becomes so heavily engaged in the day-to-day challenges involved in delivering instruction that they sometimes lose sight of some of the most important aspects of educating our students, rather than merely teaching them. I felt her engaging, timely and thorough presentation on the topic Small Things was a much-needed tool to enhance the wonderful teaching occurring at our school. My faculty left the meeting with a renewed sense of dedication to always consider the small things in life, which are the added value to not only a college education, but to any aspect of our lives.”
“Dr. Jill Stein is an inspiring, motivating layman speaker and I recommend her heartily as a conference and worship service speaker and team builder. During my tenure as Senior Pastor, Ensley Church of the Nazarene, she conducted two retreats for our women and filled in for me during the Sunday morning worship services. A lifelong teacher and learner, her presentations are Bible-based, spirit-led, engaging and humorous. Dr. Stein desires to fulfill Christ’s commission to reach and to teach. You will find her to be warm, uplifting, and refreshing.”
2012: Dr. Stein was awarded The Distinguished Civilian Service Award. See entire announcement at: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=70454
1 November 2012: “PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) — The Distinguished Civilian Service Award was presented to Dr. Carla Jill Stein on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Ray Mabus, by Rear Adm. David F. Steindl, NSTC commander.
“NSTC’s Officer Development Directorate is responsible for the selection and placement of qualified applicants into university Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) units as midshipmen, officer candidates and nurse candidates. The OD staff also develops training for NROTC units, recruits officer applicants for the Navy’s nuclear program, mentors midshipmen and candidates, tracks professional development and advises unit commanding officers and staff members. OD also monitors the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) at universities nationwide and oversees the Navy’s Seaman-to-Admiral 21 (STA-21) program at Officer Training Command (OTC) on Naval Station Newport, R.I. The MECEP and STA-21 programs offer qualified enlisted Sailors and Marines the opportunity to join the Navy and Marine Corps officer ranks…
“In his nomination letter to SECNAV, Steindl called Stein’s 12 years as OD director, overseeing the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) and the Navy’s Seaman-to-Admiral programs the highlight of her 30-year government service career.
“Dr. Stein has had an incredible career supporting our Navy and Marine Corps,” said Steindl, who oversees 98 present of officer and enlisted accessions in the Navy. “Her ability to run this very complex (OD) program has been awe-inspiring and her contributions will be felt for decades. She has been a wonderful shipmate to all of us in the NSTC organization and she will be missed.”
Steindl pointed out her tenure guiding the NROTC Program and leading the Navy’s efforts to increase midshipmen diversity, expand onto the campuses of minority serving institutions, return NROTC presence to Ivy League campuses, increase the number of NROTC midshipmen graduating with technical degrees and meeting NROTC Navy Nuclear Power production goals.
“The Distinguished Civilian Service Award is normally presented to Senior Executive Service civilians. We believe Dr. Stein’s visionary leadership, exacting management, ingenuity, innovation and dedication have shown her to be a model of the Navy core values and she is more than deserving of this high honor,” said Steindl.
2011: Dr. Stein was selected as Mid-America Nazarene University’s Alumna of the Year. See announcement at: http://www.ncnnews.com/nphweb/html/ncn/article.jsp?id=10010764