Four Roane State Community College employees have been recognized as winners of the prestigious Excellence Award bestowed by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.
NISOD has been named the country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators by the American Association of Community Colleges, a press release said. The organization is more than 40 years old and provides faculty-focused programs and resources.
Honorees were nominated by their academic deans as well as Vice President of Student Learning Diane Ward and Roane State President Chris Whaley. Faculty and staff members chosen for the honor must demonstrate an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues, the press release said.
The following RSCC employees were recognized this year:
- John Brown, associate professor of political science;
- April Insco, Health Information Management program director;
- Jillian Miller, assistant professor of mathematics; and
- DeAnna Stephens, associate professor of English.
“These individuals embody everything that is great about Roane State,” Whaley said of the nominees. “Each of them strives for excellence, going above and beyond to serve our students every day. We are truly blessed to have them on our team.”
The Roane State recipients will be recognized during NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence to be held April 28-31.
They will also receive a specially cast pewter medallion and a certificate, and their names and titles will be included in a special NISOD publication, the press release said.
The NISOD Excellence Awards were established in 1991 to provide NISOD member colleges with an opportunity to recognize individuals doing extraordinary work on their campuses. Since then, more than 30,000 recipients have been honored with the Award by their colleges.
Additional information about the NISOD awards is available at nisod.org/excellence-awards.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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