Kilgore College is proud to announce its recipients of the annual National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards.
This year’s honorees from KC include Lori Truman, English instructor; Michele Daniels, speech instructor; and Paul Wills, psychology instructor.
It also includes Minnie Stevens Piper nominee Paul Buchanan, geology instructor.
NISOD’s Excellence Awards recognize men and women each year who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues.
“We are so pleased that NISOD has recognized our excellent instructors in this manner. Although the medallions are nice, it is the recognition that really counts,” said Dr. Gerald Stanglin, KC Vice President of Instruction.
“The ceremony where they are officially recognized on the last day of the NISOD conference is a very emotional experience. It is a reminder that good teachers really do make a difference in the lives of their students. I am proud of each of our faculty members but especially these four this year.”
In 1989, in connection with a University of Texas at Austin national study of teaching excellence, NISOD hosted its first ceremony honoring NISOD Excellence Award recipients.
The response to that ceremony was so positive that NISOD began what has become the largest and most inspiring gathering that recognizes the contributions and achievements of community and technical college faculty, administrators and staff.
About the NISOD conference:
Excellence Award recipients will be celebrated during NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 25-28, in Austin, Texas. During the Excellence Awards Dinner and Celebration, held in conjunction with NISOD’s annual conference, each Excellence Award recipient receives a specially cast, pewter medallion hung on a burnt-orange ribbon. The names, titles, and colleges of all Excellence Award recipients are included in a special booklet that eatures congratulatory ads from many of the recipients’ colleges. In addition, presentations at the conference involving Excellence Award recipients are indicated in the Conference Program with a special icon. All Excellence Award recipients and their colleges are also listed in a special multi-page display in a special edition of Community College Week.
“Recognizing those individuals who have contributed to student success and their colleges’ mission is something we look forward to doing each year,” said Dr. Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s Director. “The extraordinary work of these men and women includes not only what they do for their students and colleagues, but what they do for the communities in which they live and work. We’re honored to be able to play a part in celebrating their achievements.”
About the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD):
Created in 1978, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is a consortium of community and technical colleges that share a commitment to supporting excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership. NISOD supports its member colleges by providing professional development resources and learning experiences, including practitioner publications, webinars, the annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, the NISOD Excellence Awards, and more. For more information about NISOD, visit www.nisod.org.