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Do you know awesome faculty, administrators, and staff—the ones who are a testament to the important work done on your campus every day? Don’t miss this opportunity to show your appreciation for their dedication and contributions by submitting their names for the NISOD Excellence Awards!

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. Using their own criteria, NISOD member colleges submit the names of men and women each year who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. All individuals whose names are submitted are recognized as NISOD Excellence Award recipients. Each Excellence Award recipient receives a unique silver medallion engraved with The University of Texas and NISOD insignias and adorned with a burnt orange ribbon.

The Excellence Awards tradition gives NISOD the distinct privilege of honoring so many of our community colleges’ best educators. We are indebted to NISOD member colleges for their continuing support of this annual celebration. While the pomp and circumstance of the Excellence Awards Program is conducted with a refined touch, the overarching statement is that teaching and leading on the front lines of the community college mission rest on the shoulders of these outstanding individuals.

How to Submit Names

All submissions must be coordinated by the NISOD liaison and approved by the college CEO prior to submission. Names are due by January 30, 2022 and can be submitted via the new liaison portal after logging in with your individual account credentials. If someone other than the NISOD liaison will be responsible for submitting names, the liaison can share the link that is in their portal.  To find your liaison, click here.

The NISOD Excellence Awards are only open to NISOD member colleges. Using their own selection criteria, colleges submit the names of individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. Click here to read how other colleges select their recipients. 

Celebrating Recipients

Click here to read about the wonderful and numerous ways NISOD Excellence Awards recipients are celebrated.


Contact or call (512) 471-7545.


January 30, 2022
Deadline to Submit Names

April 2, 2022
Excellence Awards Statement and Photos Deadline

April 3, 2022
Ad Reservation Deadline

April 17, 2022
Ad Submission Deadline

NISOD membership provides an opportunity for HACC to recognize our employees who demonstrate excellence in and out of the classroom. In addition, HACC employees feel honored to be selected by their peers to receive the prestigious NISOD Excellence Award.
—John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., President, Harrisburg Area Community College