SWTJC faculty recognized for excellence

SWTJC faculty recognized for excellence

Two Southwest Texas Junior College faculty members received National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards at a ceremony in Austin on May 27.

The recipients of the award were Bob Zaiglin, wildlife management assistant professor and Dennie Johnson, Eagle Pass English instructor.

During an awards dinner, each Excellence Award winner received a specially cast, pewter medallion.

According to Professional Development Officer, Dr. Amy Garcia, SWTJC selects two people each year for the NISOD award, a membership organization created in 1978 to promote and celebrate excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.

“College division chairs selected two individuals from their departments and submitted names to the deans. Next, the deans choose an individual from a technical area and an academic area,” said Garcia. “Final approval was then made by SWTJC President, Dr. Hector Gonzales.”

Since 1989, the NISOD Excellence Awards and annual conference has represented the largest gathering that recognizes the contributions and achievements of community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff.