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Congratulations to our 2020 ACC Awards Recipients: Top row, left to right: Henry Cantu, Amber Kelley, Mary Havens, Susan Meigs, Dr. Lillian Huerta Middle Row, left to right: G. W. Hildebrand, Jason Sanchez, Jill Bosché, Stephanie Long, Molly McClurg, Omar Alaryan, Dr. Richard Rhodes Bottom row, left to right: Dr. Guillermo Martinez, Dr. Jeff Bechtold, Tracy Partin, John Nation, Brette Lea Not in photo: Charlotte Gullick, Dr. David Sanchez

ACC Annual Awards Dinner

Each year the President/CEO and the ACC Board of Trustees honor outstanding Austin Community College faculty and staff who have been selected for Leadership and Teaching Excellence Awards. The 2020 ACC Awards Dinner will be hosted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at the Hyatt from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Foothills Ballroom, located at the top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. Tickets will be available in March. This awards dinner is a wonderful celebration of the hard work and leadership of these dedicated ACC faculty and staff members.

2020 Award Recipients

The Leadership Awards

ACC celebrates outstanding Staff who demonstrate strong leadership and who have gone above and beyond the duties listed in their job description for the ACC community.

Classified Employee of the Year
Henry Cantu

Maintenance Technician

Professional-Technical Employee of the Year
Jason Sanchez

Manager, High School Programs Enrollment and Outreach

Administrator of the Year
Amber Kelley

Executive Dean, Student Affairs

Faculty Leader of the Year
G.W. Hildebrand

Department Chair, Criminal Justice

President’s Leadership Excellence Award Winners
Brette Lea

Vice President, Communications & Marketing

Dr. Guillermo Martinez
Interim Vice President, Student Affairs

Teaching Excellence Awards

The ACC Teaching Excellence Awards honor one full-time and one adjunct faculty member who promote special learning opportunities, student interaction, depth/breadth of knowledge in a subject area and innovation. Nominations are made by students, faculty and staff and the honorees. Recipients are selected by committee and presented with an award and a $1000 cash prize.

 

Teaching Excellence Full-Time Faculty Award
Molly McClurg

Associate Professor, Visual Communication

Teaching Excellence Adjunct Faculty Award
Tracy Partin
Adjunct Professor, Health & Kinesiology

eFaculty of the Year Award

This award recognizes an outstanding ACC Faculty member who has creatively utilized appropriate Internet-based technologies to teach online and/or hybrid courses at ACC. The recipient must have designed and taught one or more online or hybrid courses with an imaginative approach, well-designed course materials, instructional strategies, and a demonstrated rapport with the course participants.

Stephanie Long
Associate Professor, Geographic Information Systems

The Piper Professor Nominee Award

The Piper Professor Nominee Award is a statewide award that recognizes outstanding full-time faculty in the teaching profession. Higher education institutions must be invited to submit a nominee and only ten professors are selected to receive this award each year. Awards of $5,000 are given to those selected for their superior teaching at the college level.

John Nation
Professor, Professional Nursing

NISOD Excellence Awards

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has emphasized the importance of teaching and leadership excellence in institutions of higher education. Recipients of the NISOD Excellence Award are recognized at the annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, and this award honors the world’s best in higher education. Please join us in congratulating the following ACC faculty and staff members receiving the NISOD Excellence Award.

Omar Alaryan
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hospitality

Dr. Jeff Bechtold
Professor, Physics

Jill Bosché
Adjunct Associate Professor, English

Henry Cantu
Maintenance Technician

Charlotte Gullick
Associate Professor, Creative Writing

Mary Havens
Assistant Professor, Library Services

 

Dr. Lillian Huerta
Adjunct Associate Professor, Student Development & Humanities

Stephanie Long
Associate Professor, Geographic Information Systems

Susan Miegs
Adjunct Professor, English

Dr. David Sanchez
Professor, Biology

Jason Sanchez
Manager, High School Programs Enrollment and Outreach

The League Excellence Awards

In recognition of the long tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership, the League Excellence Awards (formerly Roueche Award) celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. Selected by a committee, recipients will be recognized at an awards dinner at ACC and have the opportunity to attend the League for Innovations Conference in the spring.

G.W. Hildebrand
Department Chair, Criminal Justice

Amber Kelley
Executive Dean, Student Affairs

Brette Lea
Vice President, Communications & Marketing

Dr. Guillermo Martinez
Interim Vice President, Student Affairs

Molly McClurg
Associate Professor, Visual Communication

John Nation
Professor, Professional Nursing

Tracy Partin
Adjunct Professor, Health & Kinesiology

Questions? Please Contact

Office of Faculty Development
Phone: (512) 223-7582
Email: facdev@austincc.edu

Venue Information

Hyatt Regency Austin
Foothills Ballroom
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX
Phone: (512) 477-1234
Website: http://austin.hyatt.com