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>

League for Innovation Excellence Awards

Honoring Excellence Among Community College Professionals

League Board and Alliance member colleges and systems are invited to submit the name(s) of those at their institutions who exemplify exceptional teaching and leadership for League Excellence Awards. 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>

Latest Updates

July 2023
The League for Innovation’s Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff. The awards are open to League Board and Alliance member colleges, and recipients are recognized on the League’s website and at the annual Innovations Conference. Member institutions determine the criteria and selection of those nominated based on their ideals of faculty and staff excellence. Recipients receive...
July 2023
The League for Innovation will accept nominations for the 2023-2024 Terry O’Banion Student Technology Awards from League Board and Alliance member colleges from September 1 to October 31, 2023. The awards are presented to two deserving students pursuing their education and a career in technology, and given annually in honor of Terry O’Banion, League President Emeritus and Senior League Fellow.  Award winners are designated as Student Technology...
May 2023
The League congratulates the 2022-2023 Innovation of the Year Award winners for their contributions to the colleges, students, and communities they serve. Each year, the League recognizes significant innovations at League Board and Alliance member colleges that reflect the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the League was founded. The award is designed to celebrate innovative programs, practices, and activities that improve the...
April 2023
Innovative projects, initiatives, and programs and significant contributions to teaching, learning, and leadership were recognized at the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Innovations Conference, March 11-14, 2023, at Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe, Arizona. Thirty-two 2021-2022 Innovation of the Year Award-winning teams as well as 319 Excellence Award recipients from 65 League member institutions were celebrated with seven-foot...

League Excellence Award Recipients