Nute Retiring from Social Sciences
After almost 35 years as a professor of social sciences, Dr. Fred Nute, of Farmington, has formally retired from Mineral Area College.
Nute came to the college in August 1981, holding bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg, and a doctorate in counselor education from St. Louis University.
Before coming to the community college, he worked as a clinical psychologist at Farmington State Hospital, now known as Southeast Missouri Mental Health. He is a member of Psi Beta and Psi Chi honor societies in psychology, and is a former member of the American Psychological Association.
Nute said he’s enjoyed being able to inspire students, “to challenge them to look at things differently, to help them learn how to learn, and the reward of seeing how proud both students and their parents are upon graduating.” He said he’ll also miss the student-teacher interaction and camaraderie with fellow colleagues
But while he’s planning to leave his full-time position as department chair of the social sciences, he’s not leaving the college too far behind. In retirement, Nute plans to continue teaching in an adjunct capacity.
Still, the part-time schedule will let him do more traveling within the U.S. and a few European countries. He said he also hopes to continue to pursue his hobby in amateur, high-power rocketry and to achieve level 3 certification through the Tripoli Rocketry Association.
He’ll also have more time to spend with family, which includes daughter Jessica Ann Tremain (and her three daughters Abigail, Ella Tremain and Megan), son Patrick and son Kylie.