John & Suanne Rouche Excellence Award Recipient Recognition

Medallions and Certificates

A specially cast, pewter medallion will be given to each 2017 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award recipient upon check-in at the 2018 Innovations Conference registration desk. Recipients are encouraged to wear their medallions throughout the conference. For those unable to attend, medallions will be sent to the college president or chancellor in April.

Each recipient will also receive an honorary John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award certificate. All certificates will be mailed to the college president or chancellor in April.

Congratulatory Ads

Participating colleges and systems are encouraged to submit an ad for the annual John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards program. The purpose of the ads is to highlight and congratulate Excellence Award recipients from your college, and to bring attention to League Board and Alliance member institutions. Submissions may include photos of recipients and/or a special congratulatory message.

The deadline to submit congratulatory ads is January 16, 2018. Contact Chris Hennessey at (480) 705-8200, ext. 237, for more information.

Innovations Conference Events

All 2017 Excellence Award recipients are invited to attend the 2018 Innovations Conference, at which special events are planned to celebrate their accomplishment. Event participation is celebratory; attendance is not required to receive this award. The League does not provide an honorarium, travel expenses, or compensation for conference registration.

John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards Kick-Off Reception

At this exclusive event on Monday evening, recipients will be congratulated and celebrated for their exemplary work. (Due to space limitations, this event is for 2017 Excellence Awards recipients only.)

John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award Recipient Highlights

Recipients will be featured in the following ways while on site:

  • Photos will be taken of recipients in the League booth during the Sunday evening reception. Wear your medallions and bring your colleagues with you for a commemorative photo. A digital photo album will be created on Pinterest for sharing.
  • A slideshow of previously submitted recipient photos (see FAQs) will be shown in the League booth during open Exhibition Hall hours.
  • Recipient photos will be featured in a slideshow at the Excellence Awards Celebration and Closing General Session.

John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards Celebration and Closing Session

The closing session on Wednesday pays special tribute to Excellence Award recipients. Awards Programs will be distributed to recipients as they enter the ballroom. As the session comes to a close, recipients will participate in a ceremonial donning of Excellence Award medallions. This is a moving event that you will not want to miss! (Friends, family members, and colleagues of awards recipients are welcome to attend.)