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AWC 2015-2016 NISOD Excellence Awards Announced

Arizona Western College celebrates their 2015-2016 NISOD Excellence Award recipients, who represented AWC at the NISOD Conference this summer, May 27-30, in Austin, Texas.

Since its inception in 1978, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has emphasized the importance of teaching and leadership excellence in institutions of higher education. In 1989, in connection with a University of Texas national study of teaching excellence, NISOD hosted its first ceremony honoring recipients of the NISOD Excellence Award. The response to that ceremony was so positive that NISOD decided to begin what has become a celebratory tradition. Each year, the NISOD Excellence Awards allows for the honoring of the world's best in higher education.

The AWC Center for Teaching Effectiveness proudly presented the NISOD Excellence Awards to the following Faculty:
Division of Business and CIS- Bradley Baird, Business and CIS
Division of Career and Technical Education-Pasquale Lamaestra, Technical and Construction Trades
Division of Communications- Mary Brown, English
Division of Fine Arts- Deltrina Grimes, Music
Division of Mathematics- Rita Brown, Math
Division of Modern Languages- Earl Smith, English as a Second Language
Division of Sciences- Robert Killin, Chemistry
Division of Social Sciences- Monica Ketchum, History


(Similar content was previously released May 19, 2016 on an earlier version of this web site.)

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