Congratulations to the San Jacinto College Excellence Award recipients!

Eight faculty, administrators, and staff members have been selected as recipients of the 2012-2013 San Jacinto College Excellence Awards. Recognition is given each year to those who demonstrate dedication in service and involvement with the College community, serve as role models and work collaboratively with others, address or meet the needs of the students and employees, and other exemplary qualities and attributions.

Each winner has the opportunity to attend either the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) conference in May or the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards conference hosted by the League of Innovation in March.

San Jacinto College employees who earned 2012-2013 Excellence Awards include:

  • Debra Acuff-Whitaker, professor of engineering design graphics, North Campus
  • Amanda L. Booren, director of communications and publications, District
  • Woody Dunseith, department chair of public safety and security, Central Campus
  • Nate Wiggins, professor of mathematics, North Campus
  • Dr. Brenda Jones, interim vice president of learning, South Campus
  • Celeste Jones, senior administrative assistant, Central Campus
  • Dr. Kerry Mix, dean of enrollment services, South Campus
  • Niki Whiteside, vice president of educational technology services, District

Since 1978, NISOD has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators, and staff; and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning, with the ultimate goal of student success. More than 700 community colleges around the world are NISOD members, including almost every large community college district, the majority of urban and technical colleges in the United States and Canada, and more than 200 small, rural colleges around the world.

Established in 1968, the League of Innovation is the only major international organization specifically committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation. These community colleges are joined by more than 800 institutions that are members of the League’s Alliance.