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
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. The link to submit names is mailed in late August to the NISOD liaison at each member college.
All submissions must be coordinated by the NISOD liaison and approved by the college CEO prior to submission. To find your liaison, click here.
Click here to read about the wonderful and numerous ways NISOD Excellence Awards recipients are celebrated.
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