Two Wayne Community College instructors were recently honored by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.
Art Instructor Angie Waller and Business and Accounting Department Chair Erin LeGrand were presented Excellence Awards from the organization at a meeting of the college’s board of trustees. They were to have received them in May during NISOD’s annual conference but it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Excellence Awards recognize the work of faculty, administrators, and staff for extraordinary service to their students, colleagues, and community. Individual colleges set their own criteria for who earns the award; for WCC, it is selection as a George E. Wilson Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. Waller won the Wilson Award in 2018 and LeGrand in 2019.
The recipients received a medallion that will become part of their formal attire for commencement and other academic ceremonies, a certificate, and inclusion in an awards booklet. Recipients’ photos and statements about their inspiration, strategies, and advice are included on the NISOD website and featured on its social media channels.
The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. For more than 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align a wide array of benefits with the needs of its members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.” Visit http://www.nisod.org/ for more information about NISOD.