Innovation of the Year Awards

Celebrating Community College Innovation

Established over 30 years ago, this award recognizes significant community college innovations that improve the ability of institutions to serve their students and communities. MORE>

John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards

Honoring Excellence Among Community College Professionals

Named in recognition of the outstanding contributions of John and Suanne Roueche to the community college field, this award celebrates faculty and staff who exemplify exceptional teaching and leadership. MORE>

Terry O'Banion Student Technology Awards

Championing Outstanding Technology Students

This award recognizes and supports deserving students who have special talent in technology, who have a strong financial need, and who are passionate about pursuing careers in technology. MORE>

Riegelman Awards

Recognizing Excellence in Public Health & Health Navigation

As community colleges join the continuum of public health education, the League recognizes six institutions' plans for developing certificate and degree programs in public health and health navigation. MORE>

Latest Updates

March 2018
The Riegelman Awards for Excellence in Public Health & Health Navigation Education in Community Colleges were presented to three community colleges at the League’s 2018 Innovations Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, to representatives from Anne Arundel Community College, Montgomery County Community College, and Palo Alto College. The Riegelman Awards are bestowed upon colleges that have demonstrated excellence in planning or enhancing associate degree or certificate programs in public health and health navigation education; or providing public health/health foundations courses in...
March 2018
Three outstanding technology students were honored with Terry O’Banion Student Technology Awards at the League’s Innovations Conference on Monday, March 19. Named for the League’s President Emeritus, who assisted in Monday’s presentation, the two awards—Student Developer Champion and Student Technology Champion—celebrate the achievements of community college students pursuing careers in technology fields. Each honoree received a $2,500 scholarship and a commemorative plaque.  The Student Developer Champion award, presented annually to a student preparing for a career in software development,...
March 2018
Josh Wyner, founder and Executive Director of the College Excellence Program and Vice President at the Aspen Institute, was presented with the ETS O’Banion Prize at the League’s Innovations Conference on Tuesday, March 20. Victoria Monaghan, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Educational Testing Service, presented the award to Wyner for his contributions to the improvement of teaching and learning. Wyner’s work has centered around advancing college practices, policies, and leadership that significantly improve student outcomes, with a focus on students who are historically underserved in...
Nominate Eligible Students From Member Colleges September 10, 2018 - January 11, 2019 Please read the information below carefully. Entries that are incomplete or do not follow these guidelines will be eliminated from consideration. Download the award nomination form here. Eligibility Eligible student nominees must be: Currently enrolled in a League for Innovation Alliance Member Institution; Pursuing a career in technology; and In need of financial assistance to further his or her education. Nominations Community college faculty and staff members are invited to nominate student candidates by...

Celebrating John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards Recipients