2023-2024 League Excellence Awards


British Columbia

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

  • Aruna Gore, Dean, Academics
  • Sue Sterling-Bur, Vice President, Students


Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

  • Audrene Kerr-Brown, Professor, Psychology


Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica

  • Joedian Bryce, Lecturer, Language and Communication
  • Chantal Doyley, Nurse and Educator, Nursing and Technical Vocational Education
  • Muffet Forsythe Llewellyn, Lecturer, Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Sherese Gooden, Lecturer, Literacy and English Literature
  • Shawn Harrison, Lecturer, Language Communication and Spanish
  • Tricia Anne Rob-Brown, Principal Lecturer, Curriculum Development and Humanities
  • Everton Walker, Lecturer, Educational Technology, Literacy Studies, and Communication
  • Earl Waysome, Lecturer, Hospitality and Tourism



Snead State Community College

  • Tristin Callahan, Director, Admissions and Recruiting
  • Todd Freshwater, Instructor, Industrial Systems Technology
  • Kelly Snyder, Instructor, Business and Sociology
  • Susan West, Custodian

Wallace State Community College

  • Jason Bynum, Program Director, Agribusiness/Horticulture
  • Suzanne Harbin, Vice President, Advancement and Innovation


Arizona Western College

  • Patrick Brown, Coordinator, IT Stackable Certifications
  • Kenny Dale, Coach, Men’s Soccer, and Faculty, History
  • Dawnelle Franklin, Professor, IT Stackable Certifications
  • Sarah Herman, Strategic Content/Social Media Specialist

Central Arizona College

  • Armineh Noravian, Professor, Engineering

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

  • Michael Greene, Director, Student Life and Leadership
  • Prema Rayappa, Faculty, Computer Science
  • April Strom, Faculty, Mathematics
  • Donna Thompson, Faculty, Women's, Gender, and Ethnic Studies
  • Theresa Wong, Director, Institutional Research

GateWay Community College

  • Carly Figman, Director, Community and Industry Relations
  • Stevie Jones, Coordinator, Assessment
  • Suzanne Ringle, Director, Enrollment Services
  • Laura Safa, Faculty, Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Johnna Vande Vegte, Program Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation
  • Miguel Villarreal, Supervisor, Custodian

Maricopa Community Colleges District Office

  • Tamra Gagnon, Associate Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Michelle Keller, Director, Human Resources Compensation
  • Aimee Pearce, Director, Financial Aid
  • Rose Rojas, Director, Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation

Phoenix College

  • Robin Cotter, Faculty, Biology
  • Rose French, Faculty, Music
  • Anna Marti-Subirana, Faculty, Biology
  • Karl Schindler, Department Chair, Fine and Performing Arts
  • Roberto Villegas-Gold, Department Chair, Counseling

Rio Salado College

  • Maria Bellino, Interim Vice President, Administrative Services
  • Karen Docherty, Faculty Co-Chair, Library Services
  • Jason Reiche, Senior Software Developer

South Mountain Community College

  • Bechir Amdouni, Residential Faculty, Mathematics

Yavapai College

  • Ruth Ellen Elinski, Program Director, Small Business Development Center
  • Taylor Oest, Faculty, Emergency Medical Services
  • Tony Vytuvis, Integration Technician Specialist


Cerritos College

  • Marie Benson, Part-Time Instructor, Dental Hygiene
  • Marcey Brabender, Part-Time Instructor, Dental Hygiene
  • DiAnn DiPietro-Fife, Part-Time Instructor, Dental Hygiene
  • Andrea Grammatica, Part-Time Instructor, Dental Hygiene
  • Diane Loera, Director/Department Chair, Dental Hygiene
  • Ann Nguyen, Part-Time Instructor, Dental Hygiene
  • Kathy Ninomiya, Part-Time Instructor, Dental Hygiene
  • Elizabeth Riley, Dean, Health Occupations
  • Jaclyn Ronquillo-Adachi, Professor, Psychology
  • Tennille Rozak, Part-Time Instructor, Dental Hygiene
  • Marlena Shore, Instructor, Dental Hygiene
  • Kristen Stephens, Instructor, Dental Hygiene
  • Rachel Ward, Part-Time Instructor, Dental Hygiene

Cuyamaca College

  • Michelle Garcia, Faculty, Biology
  • Hana Kassas, Adjunct Faculty, Arabic

De Anza College

  • Diana Argabrite, Director, Museum of Art
  • Brandon Gainer, Instructor, Communications
  • Nazy Galoyan, Dean, Enrollment Services
  • Patty Guitron, Co-Coordinator, Guided Pathways

Foothill College

  • Chris Allen, Dean, Apprenticeship Programs
  • Hilda Fernandez, Professor, English
  • Dokesha Meacham, Counselor and Instructor, Counseling
  • Tiffany Rideaux, Faculty, Psychology, and Co-Coordinator, Umoja
  • Phuong Tran, Coordinator, Apprenticeship Programs
  • Brandon Younger, Co-Coordinator, Umoja

Grossmont College

  • Gregg Robinson, Retired Faculty, Sociology

Long Beach City College

  • Arne Nystrom, Senior Network Administrator
  • Doug Raphael, Professor, Communication Studies
  • Trisha Wilging, Coordinator, Student Learning Outcomes, and Associate Professor, Reading

Mission College

  • Yolanda Barnes, Counselor and Articulation Officer
  • Connor Keese, Director, Outreach and Student Development
  • Lusyna Narvaez, Program Specialist, Student Equity and Success


Arapahoe Community College

  • Jennifer Jones, Faculty, Astronomy
  • Jennifer Kellogg, Faculty, Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Doug Lundin, Faculty, Computer Science
  • Kathleen Sutherland, Associate Dean, Education
  • Christine Tomas, Faculty and Program Chair, Health Information Technology

Community College of Aurora

  • Nereida Arroyo-Ramirez, Campus Visit Coordinator, CentreTech
  • David Atlee, Faculty, Physics
  • Megan Dempsey, Coordinator, Basic Needs and Student Wellness
  • Will Hicks, Faculty, Screenwriting and Writing-Producing
  • Erin May, Team Member, Online and Blended Learning
  • Tracy Mendoza, Director, Academic Internal Operations
  • Siri Morken, Department Chair, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Kelly O’Dell, Department Chair, Behavioral Sciences
  • Ana Romero, Visual Content Strategist, Strategic Communications
  • Adrienne Shabandarian, Project Director, TRIO Upward Bound
  • Kimberly Suazo, Director, Grants and Payroll
  • Diana Swansen, Adjunct Instructor, Community English as a Second Language
  • Chris Tombari, Director, Strategic Initiatives
  • Jasmine Yap, Inclusive Pedagogy Instructional Lead, Title V


College of DuPage

  • Scott Banjavcic, Professor and Chair, Engineering
  • Kate Del Debbio, Adjunct Faculty, Sociology
  • Joyce Georgi, Student Success Coach, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Ryan Kaiser, Director, Athletics and Recreation
  • Brett Kalboth, Manager, Campus Services
  • Allison Klein, Adjunct Faculty, Photography
  • Wayne Meirhofer, Adjunct Faculty, Respiratory Care
  • Jonathan Powell, Student Accounts Supervisor
  • Addie Wong, Coordinator, Dean of Students Office
  • Jean Zaar, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education and Care

Elgin Community College

  • Sarah Buzzelli, Academic Advisor
  • Wendy Chen, Grant Manager, Recovery Support Specialist
  • Christopher Cunningham, Instructor, Mathematics
  • Juan Fernandez, Director, Art and Design
  • Sean Jensen, Assistant Dean, College in High School Programs
  • Joshua Thusat, Associate Professor I, English

Harper College

  • Irena Bakalus, Supervisor, Early Childhood Lab School
  • Mary Budyak, Operations Coordinator to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Ana Contreras, Instructor, English
  • Lidia Meneses Palma, Academic Advisor, One Million Degrees
  • Robert Russ, Instructor, Business Administration

Moraine Valley Community College

  • Scott Friedman, Dean, Student Engagement
  • Lara Hernandez Corkrey, Professor, Developmental Communication
  • Krista Syrup, Professor, Environmental and Earth Science


Kirkwood Community College

  • Patrice Becicka, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
  • Alan Peterka, Senior Instructional Designer
  • Mallory Petsche, Program Director, TRIO SSS ESL


Allen Community College

  • Terry Powelson, Instructor, Agriculture
  • Virginia Shaffer, Director, Library

Butler Community College

  • Susan Forrest, Professor, Biology
  • Timothy Thompson, Adjunct Instructor, Mathematics

Garden City Community College

  • Ron Carlson, Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Samantha Garcia, Director, Admissions
  • Greg Greathouse, Associate Professor, Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation
  • Colin Lamb, Vice President, Student Services and Athletics
  • Janet Reed, Instructor, Adult Education
  • Brandy Unruh, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Johnson County Community College

  • Mike Vochatzer, Supervisor, Printing Services

Neosho County Community College

  • Mark Johnston, Instructor, Psychology
  • Rita Morton, Coordinator, Faculty and Assessment


Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College

  • Laura Cotton, Administrative Assistant, Mathematics and Sciences
  • Carmen Gaskins, Professor, Business
  • Lisa Hunt, Dean, Academic Services


Louisiana Delta Community College

  • Christie Davis, Instructor, Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Rani Dever, Instructor, Welding
  • Melinda Joiner, Instructor, Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Gilbert Pickens, Instructor, Industrial Maintenance


Allegany College of Maryland

  • Laura Fiscus, Professor and Chair, Academic Development
  • Sandi Foreman, Administrative Associate, Advancement and Community Relations
  • Jennifer Light, Director, Engineering-Automated Manufacturing Technology

Anne Arundel Community College

  • Jennifer Birdsell, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Meranda Byers, Instructional Specialist, Physics
  • Keith Cochran, Sergeant, Public Safety and Police
  • Cory Doubek, Associate Professor and Chair, Health, Fitness and Exercise Studies
  • Trish Eyerly, Production Manager, Strategic Communications
  • Bonnie Kimmel, Director, Academic Advising
  • Adil Qaiyumi, Professor, Homeland Security and Criminal Justice
  • Sophie Reverdy, Distance Learning Librarian
  • Rachel Ryckman, Administrative Coordinator, Science and Technology

Carroll Community College

  • Mary Wallace, Program Director and Associate Professor, Communication Arts

Community College of Baltimore County

  • Theresa LaMotte, Program Director and Professor, Kinesiology


Middlesex Community College

  • Julie Breen, Faculty, Dental Hygiene
  • Suzanne McHale, Coordinator and Professor, Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Kerry Sorrentino, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Elizabeth Stone, Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene


Delta College

  • Pamela Clark, Executive Director, Institutional Advancement
  • Angela Cramer, Controller, Finance
  • Christopher Curtis, Professor, Psychology

Jackson College

  • Steven Tuckey, Faculty, Math and Physics

Wayne County Community College District

  • Unbreen Amir, Assistant to the Chancellor for Administrative Communication
  • Abby Freeman, District Provost, Health Sciences
  • CharMaine Hines, Vice Chancellor, Academic Accountability and Policy
  • Denis Karic, Associate Provost, Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center and Distance Learning
  • Desiree Meyers, Professor, Biology
  • Joanne Wittbrodt, Professor, Chemistry


Century College

  • Randy Jasken, Faculty, Additive and Digital Manufacturing
  • Paj Ntaub Lee, Academic Coordinator, SSS-TRIO
  • Krista Marette, Web Marketing Manager
  • Mathew Nyamagwa, Faculty, Computer Science
  • Tavis Shields, Lab Coordinator/Simulation Technician, Emergency Medical Services
  • Katie Svoboda, Dean of Students
  • Brian Wolf, General Maintenance Worker Lead

Normandale Community College

  • Kristen Cooper, Counselor
  • Dan Norgard, Instructor, Economics


St. Louis Community College

  • Lindsay Fox, Program Director and Associate Professor, Respiratory Care
  • Amanda Gallogly, Supervisor, Campus Writing Center
  • M. Michelle Petterchak, Faculty, Nursing
  • Wendy Verhoff, Department Chair, History


Central Community College

  • Michelle Bentz, Instructor, Sociology
  • Luz Colon-Rodriguez, Director, Counseling and Prevention Services
  • Kimberly Danehey-Nibbe, Clinic Assistant, Dental Hygiene
  • Kyle Finecy, Instructor, Automotive Technology
  • Barry Horner, Director, Veterans and Military Services
  • Marcie Kemnitz, Campus President, Grand Island, and Division Vice President, Health
  • Matthew McCann, Program Director, Heavy Equipment and Truck Driving
  • Scott Miller, Senior Director, College Communications
  • Michael Sobota, Coordinator/Trainer, Environmental Health and Safety

New Jersey

Hudson County Community College

  • Robin Anderson, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
  • Dalisay Bacal, Administrative Coordinator and Assistant to the Vice President of CEWD
  • Christopher Cody, Instructor, History
  • Sharon Daughtry, Instructor, Business
  • Lauren Drew, Assistant Professor, English as a Second Language
  • Laurice Dukes, Associate Director, Gateway to Innovation
  • Kristofer Fontanez, Manager, Web and Portal Services
  • Darlery Franco, Assistant Dean, Testing and Assessment
  • Nadia Hedhli, Professor, Biology
  • Azhar Mahmood, Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Raffi Manjikian, Instructor, Chemistry
  • Catherina Mirasol, Director, Continuing Education and Workforce Development
  • Jihan Nakhla, Assistant Professor, Medical Assisting
  • Angela Pack, Assistant Professor, Education
  • Diana Perez, Academic Lab Manager, Information Technology Services
  • Alexa Riano, Senior Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees
  • Laura Samuelsen, Instructor, Academic Foundations Math
  • John Scanlon, Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Planning
  • Riddhi Shah, Coordinator, Continuing Education
  • Catherine Sirangelo, Dean, Nursing and Health Professions
  • Angela Tuzzo, Associate Director, Student Life and Leadership
  • Jennifer Valcarcel, Director, Transfer Pathways
  • Michael Whelpley, Associate Director, Open Educational Resources
  • Irma Williams, Associate Registrar
  • Wajia Zahur, Associate Director, Enrollment Services

Union College of Union County, NJ

  • Mandana Ahsani, Senior Professor, Psychology and Sociology

New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College

  • Corrie Andries, Instructor, Biology

New Mexico State University – Alamogordo

  • Daniel Johnson, Assistant Professor, Communications

North Carolina

Fayetteville Technical Community College

  • Christopher Bonilla, Instructor, Welding-Pipe Fitting
  • James Bullard, Department Chair, Funeral Service Education
  • Pamela Collins, Instructor, Sociology
  • Kecie Dunigan, Department Chair, Respiratory Care
  • Judy Peniston, Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing
  • Torie Quismundo, Instructor, Computer Information Technology
  • Steven Scott, Department Chair, Welding Technology
  • Krissy Smith, Instructor, Biology
  • Sean Smith, Department Chair, Supply Chain and Operations Management

Forsyth Technical Community College

  • Joey Bryant, Department Chair, Data, Web, and Software Development
  • Nancy Miller, Associate Professor, Networking Technologies and Microsoft IT Academy

Wake Technical Community College

  • Angela Barbour, Assistant Professor, Esthetics
  • Kay Ruth, Department Head, Individualized Learning Center and Tutorial Services


Central Ohio Technical College

  • Chris Dawson, Videographer/Photographer, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Adam Featherling, Director, Public Safety
  • Brianna Johnson, Chief Diversity Officer and Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Sarah Morrison, Dean, Enrollment Management
  • Martin Schmerr, Professor, Natural Sciences

Cuyahoga Community College

  • Paula Allotta, Professor, Chemistry
  • Jeffrey Lowell, Assistant Professor, English
  • Kathy Renfro, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Jonathan Wayne, Associate Professor, Visual Communications

Lorain County Community College

  • Robin Dahman, Instructor, Biology

Sinclair Community College

  • Heather Stoner, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Deborah Strehle, Professor, English


Community College of Allegheny County

  • Mary Beth Johnson, Professor, Court Reporting

Harrisburg Area Community College

  • Ricki Alexander, Professor, Mathematics
  • Cynthia Donell, Associate Dean, Health Sciences

Montgomery County Community College

  • Anjuli Aker, Program Coordinator, Challenger Learning Center
  • Michael Bettinger, Director, Government and External Relations
  • Annalise Guiliani, Program Manager, Challenger Learning Center
  • Nyere-Gibran Miller, Assistant Director, Athletics for Recruitment
  • Kevin Orangers, Director, Educational Engagement and Innovation
  • Sarah Rudich, Director, Development, Major and Planned Giving
  • Victoria Vetro, Associate Professor, English

Reading Area Community College

  • Brett Buckwalter, Technical Coordinator, Miller Center for the Arts
  • Carmela Capellupo Beaver, Support Services Specialist, Advantage Program
  • Susan Colon, College Assessment Officer
  • Khady Gueye, Administrative Assistant, Provost's Office
  • Heather Hinkle, Faculty, Biology
  • Sherry Jiang, Coordinator, Institutional Research
  • Nimatu Kamara, Faculty, Practical Nursing
  • Kym Kleinsmith, Director, Accessibility Services and CARE Team
  • Megan King, Director, Tutoring and Academic Support
  • Cindy Line, Director, Literacy Programs
  • Alberto Othuon, Director, Facilities, Safety, and Security
  • Elianny Rodriguez, Enrollment Support Specialist, Health Professions
  • Laura Sjosten, Coordinator, Enrollment Services
  • Mary Turner, Director, KEYS Program
  • Ellen Walter, Adjunct Faculty, Theater

South Carolina

York Technical College

  • Meenalakshmi Anand, Instructor, Information Technology
  • Christopher Ardis, Program Coordinator, Business Administration
  • Nikita Baxter, Director, Student Leadership and Events
  • Kiwanna Brackett, Department Chair, Business Administration
  • Caroline Canty, Director, TRIO Programs
  • Olivia Clark, Instructor, Nursing
  • Heather Eddy, Instructor, Biology
  • Indira Eskieva, Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
  • Kathryn Floyd, Department Chair, Information Technology
  • Lydia Hall, Associate Dean, Admissions and Enrollment Management
  • Ashley Hogon, Coordinator, Workforce Solutions
  • Bobby Osborne, Instructor, Welding Technology
  • Vijayalakshmi Padmanabhan, Instructor, Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Richard Partridge, Assistant Vice President, Information Services
  • Shannon Pope-Pohl, Instructor, Nursing
  • Tisha Poteat, Chief Advancement Officer and Executive Director, Foundation
  • Angela Riddle, Program Coordinator, Social Sciences
  • Allison Terry, Program Coordinator, Building Construction Trades
  • James Thomas, Associate Vice President, Business, Computers, Arts, and Sciences
  • Cassie Verardi, Associate Dean, Academic Support Services


Columbia State Community College

  • Ryan Badeau, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Tracey Hines, Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Jessica Jett, Assistant Director, Admissions Systems
  • Rick Lingford, Director, Administrative Computing - DBA
  • Debbie Long, Executive Director, Human Resources
  • Jill Riley, Chief Enrollment Services Officer and Registrar
  • Tammy Rosson, Development Officer
  • Emily Siciensky, Associate Vice President, Information Technology
  • Bobbie West, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Andrew Wright, Assistant Vice President, Faculty and Programs


Alvin Community College

  • Jennifer Brazil, Instructor, Mathematics; Faculty Mentor, STEM; and Program Director, Honors
  • Jordan Rusk, Program Director and Instructor, Polysomnography and Neurodiagnostic Technology

Austin Community College District

  • Wendy Elle, Full-Time Faculty and Chair, Composition and Literary Studies
  • Tracie German, North Regional Director, Campus Operations
  • Jessica Hejny, Associate Professor, Sonography
  • Travis Jackson, Executive Assistant, Chancellor’s Office
  • Geneva Monroe, Regional Coordinator, Student Life
  • Louisa Spaventa, Adjunct Faculty, English
  • Melissa Vetter, Full-Time Faculty, Dental Hygiene
  • Susan Warner-Sanchez, Associate Vice Chancellor, Teaching and Learning Excellence

Collin College

  • Rebecca Acuna, Director, Employment
  • Jose Aguilera, Professor, Automotive Technology
  • Elias Alba, Program Director, Automotive and Collision Technology
  • Terrence Brennan, District Dean of Students
  • Corey Hagler, Professor, Nursing
  • Gloria Hurtado Diaz, Director, Enrollment Analytics and Reporting
  • Edward Lukomski III, Manager, Science Labs
  • Eddy Medina, Student Enrollment Specialist
  • Lisa Soural, Assistant Director, Food Services
  • Doug Willis, Dean, Student and Enrollment Services

San Jacinto College District

  • Sheina Farooqui, Program Director, Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Richard Garcia, Instructor, Maritime
  • Genoveva Garcia, Manager, Campus Business Offices
  • Scott Hairston, Director, Grants Development
  • Elizabeth McKinley, Professor, Accounting and General Business
  • Cheryl Mott, Professor, College Preparatory Math
  • Diana Perez, Instructor, Cosmetology
  • Imelda Rodriguez, Coordinator/Resource Specialist
  • Goldie Tabor, Coordinator, Division Operations
  • Earle Thomas, Manager, Application Processing
  • Joanna Zimmermann, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Services


North Seattle College

  • William Barry, Faculty, Computer Science
  • James Eaton, Faculty, English as a Second Language
  • Tania Hino, Faculty, Parent Education
  • Jessica Logan, Faculty, English as a Second Language
  • Lauren Psomostithis, Faculty, Accounting
  • Paula Rebsom, Faculty, Art
  • Kimberly Tate-Malone, Faculty, Library
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