Steve Stratman | Faces of Midland: Employee Edition
Energizing Students Inspire Stratman
After graduating from high school, Steve Stratman had visions of being in the classroom, not the courtroom.
In fact, his goal when he entered college was to become a high school teacher. “I studied to be a teacher before opting for law school. I’ve always harbored an interest in teaching, and Midland was gracious enough to provide me with that opportunity.”
Along with practicing law for more than 40 years, Steven has been an adjunct instructor at Midland since 2017, teaching Business Law and Business Ethics. It’s a role he embraces, mainly because of his students. “The students are terrific, and they energize me. The faculty and staff at Midland are uniformly friendly and helpful.”
Away from working as an attorney and a professor, Steven is a big fan of sports (especially at the collegiate level). He’s such a fan that he would likely be calling balls and strikes if he wasn’t a lawyer or instructor. “I’d like to be a Major League Baseball umpire.”
Aside from his love of sports, Steven enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.
As someone who plays a role in shaping the lives of young people, the biggest piece of advice he offers his students is to make sure they never sell themselves short. “Resist ever being pigeon-holed. Showcase all your talents and ‘run the field.”
Getting to know Steven Stratman
A snack that you can’t resist: Ice cream.
When flipping channels, I’ll always stop to watch …College football and basketball highlights.
What artist dominates your playlist? I don’t have a playlist, but I enjoy smooth jazz.
What is your ideal vacation? Any vacation with my wife, sons, and grandchildren.