Six BRCC Faculty Members Recognized with 2020 NISOD Excellence Awards

Six BRCC Faculty Members Recognized with 2020 NISOD Excellence AwardsBRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie Smith presented the 2020 NISOD Excellence awards and medallions to BRCC faculty members during a small ceremony on Friday, September 18. Pictured  (L-R) Smith, Associate Professor of English/Humanities Akosua Bea Gyimah, Associate Professor of Biology Mary Miller, Ed.D., Associate Professor of College Success Skills Vinetta Frie, and Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Sarah Barlow, Ph.D. 

Six Baton Rouge Community College faculty members received 2020 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards in recognition of their dedication to BRCC students.

Associate Professor of English/Humanities Akosua Bea Gyimah, Associate Professor of History Nina McCune, Associate Professor of Biology Mary Miller, Ed.D., Instructor of Nursing Jemmia Njoku, Instructor of Welding Stefan Smith, and Associate Professor of College Success Skills Vinetta Frie were recognized during a ceremony on Friday, September 18.

All recipients received a certificate and medal to commemorate their achievements.

“These faculty members truly represent BRCC’s commitment to our students and the community,” said Dr. Willie E. Smith, Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College. “Their recognition highlights the role our faculty and staff play in creating an engaging and innovative academic environment, and we are proud of them and the manner in which they serve our students.”

NISOD is a membership organization that promotes and celebrates excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. 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 25,000 recipients have been honored with the Award by the colleges. 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.

Faculty, staff, students, and departmental supervisors-initiated nominations based on character and integrity, effectiveness as instructors, involvement in student organizations and activities, service to BRCC, and participation in professional organizations and professional development activities.

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