Carmen Shurtleff is a lifetime resident of Texas. After graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1996, Carmen attended Texas A&M University-Commerce where she earned her Bachelor of Social Work in 2001 followed by her Master of Social Work in 2004. In 2018, Carmen returned to her alma mater to study Sociology where she earned an additional 18 graduate hours in the field.
Carmen is currently serving as a full-time faculty member with Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) where she teaches in the area of Sociology and Social Work. In addition to her teaching role, Carmen serves as Faculty Advisor for the NTCC Social Work Club, and Director of the Eagle Food Pantry. In 2019, Carmen secured the Innovation Solutions for Hunger Relief and Student Success grant which assist students with food insecurities at Northeast Texas Community College.
Carmen has worked for Texas A&M University – Texarkana as Academic Advisor. She has worked in several different positions at NTCC including Communities in Schools as CIS Coordinator, Director of Students Activities for NTCC, and Grant Coordinator. In her position as Grant Coordinator, Carmen has secured over 2.1 million dollars in grant money for Northeast Texas Community College. In addition, Carmen works for Texas A&M University-Commerce as Adjunct Instructor at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She has over 15 years of dedicated service in the area of higher education.
Carmen’s ongoing passion is serving others! She believes in hard work, integrity, and celebrating cultural differences. Carmen enjoys traveling abroad, linguistics, self-care, and environmentally friendly practices. Outside of her professional role, Carmen’s biggest commitment is to her two children, Caeden and Daniela.