2019 Innovation of the Year Award Winners

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2019 Winning Innovations

Anne Arundel Community College


Suzanne Boyer, Erin Byrd, Riley Clark, Myra Dennis, Monica Herbert, Kailey Hubbard, Jen Lara

Arapahoe Community College

FYE@ACC (First-Year Experience Program)

Darcy Briggs, Lisa Matye Edwards Chris McKellips, Edward Nance, Kayce O’Brien

Arizona Western College

The AWC Welcome Center: Engaging Potential Students and the Community

Mandy Heil, Leah McKeogh, Sharon Register, Gabriela Reyna, Michael Rose

Austin Community College

ACC Fashion Incubator

Lorlie Ellis, Lori Friedman, Sharrion Jenkins, Molly Beth Malcolm, Nina Means, Mike Midgley, Ina Midkiff, Gretchen Riehl

Bakersfield College

High-Tech, High-Touch Transfer Pathways

Lesley Bonds, Sonya Christian, Janet Fulks, Matthew Garrett, Craig Hayward, Eleonora Hicks, Jennifer Johnson, Marisa Marquez, Mark Osea, Billie Jo Rice, Wayne Skipper

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Faculty Leadership Fellows Program

James Berg, Christopher Shults, Karrin E. Wilks

Brookhaven College - DCCCD

Texas Tech Paso Nursing and Brookhaven College Nursing Dual Enrollment Program

Juanita Flint, Mark Meyer

Central Piedmont Community College

Enrollment and Student Services (ESS) Assessment Training Guide

Matt Bruining, Amanda Capobianchi, Ryan Hall, Connie Johnston, Stephen Lancaster, Clint McElroy, Pat Nash

Cerritos College

Ally Program

Adriana Flores-Church, Lance Kayser, Amy Holzgang, Rosa Carrillo, Jamie Quiroz, Lynn Wang

Chandler-Gilbert Community College - MCCCD

CGCC’s Food and Green Waste Recycling Program: An Ongoing Collaborative Project Model for Sustaining Student Learning, Success, and Creativity Through Experiential Learning

Mary Beth Burgoyne, Joshua Doddroe, Markus Fossett, Raquel Gonzalez, Miriam Kleinman, Trina Larson, Jay Linford, Mickey Marsee, Bassam Matar, Charlie Poure, Kanapathipillai Prabakaran, Yvonne Reineke, Patrick Williams

Coastline College

Comprehensive Library Services at a Distance

Elizabeth Horan

College of the Desert

EDGE-plEDGE Program

Gary Bergstrom, Katie Chartier, Felix Marhuenda-Donate, Jessica Enders, Laura Graff, Joel Kinnamon, Matthew Musselman, Annebelle Nery, Amanda Phillips, Reid Sagara

Collin College

Collin College Student Mobile Application

Mike Dickson, Kasie Dodd, Mark Garcia, Jeramie Hicks, David Hoyt, Nicola Marshman, Jennifer McDermott

Columbia State College

Capstone Partnership With Tractor Supply Company

Deepa Janakiraman

Community College of Allegheny County

Campus Closet

Kathryn Farkas, Darren Lesher, Kelli Maxwell

Community College of Baltimore County

Deaf and Dental Hygiene: A Collaborative Approach to Serving the Community

Tonya Beatty, Rebecca Minor

Community College of Philadelphia

Oh Dear, What’s a Career? Children’s Book

Kris Henk, Eve Markman, Angela Miles, Qurana Moody, Nikki Sarpolis, Jessica Scicchitano

Cuyahoga Community College

Help Is Here

Kevin Berg, Courtney Clarke, Kellee Ellis, Brittany Hanek, Kathleen Heinlen, Robert Johnson, Katie Khoury, Kevin Kuntz, David Nardecchia, Michelle Nicopolis, Ann Proudfit, Katie Ramunni, Michelle Thomas

Delta College

Reading Across Disciplines (RAD) Initiative

Sharon Bernthal

George Brown College

Harnessing Experiential Education to Build Excellence

Dario Guescini

Grand Rapids Community College

Sterile Processing Technician Apprenticeship Program

Eric Christopherson, Nick Finkbeiner, Nikki Grashorn, Terri Grego, Amy Lebednick, Julie Parks, Ashley Sischo, Steven Smith, Kelly Terpstra, Shana Welch, Kelly Wilczak, Linda Witte

Greenville Technical College

Expressway to Tiger Town

Michelle Cook, Jan Hirt, Staci Koonce, Jeff McCoy, Jermaine Whirl

Gulf Coast State College

Unique Partnership: Emergency Services and Airwaves on a College Campus

James Baxley, Erica Goines, John Holdnak, Scott Kirkman, Jose Lopez-Baquero, Patrick Main, Jim C. McDougall, Chuck Palmieri, Marko Phelps, Victoria “Tori” Richard (aka Tori Shay), Brandon Smith, David Thomasee

Hennepin Technical College

College Foundation Contributes to Preparing a Diverse Workforce

Nairobi Abrams, Jean Maierhofer

Houston Community College

Z Degree

Katherine Abba, Gisela Ables, Reni Abraham, Alan Ainsworth, Raven Davenport, Bryant Evans, Emmanuel Ewane, Katherine Fields, Susan Fife, Helen Graham, Marina Grau, Sophie Haci, Nicole Boutte-Heiniluoma, Susan Hines, Aaron Knight, Stephen Levey, Karen Saenz, Cammy Shay, Nathan Smith, Danielle Stagg, Kumela Tafa, Amy Tan, Carlos Villacis

Howard Community College

Learning Pathways: Undergraduate Research at Howard Community College

Alex Barr, Daniel Friedman, Kathy Lilly, William Straube, Patricia Turner

Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning


Hanadi Alnawab

Institute of Technical Education

Automated and Intelligent Financial Assistance System Technology (AI FAST)

Cheang Wee Kok Shang, Chong Leong Fatt, Fang Wei, Goh Bee Tin, Ho Chee Fang, Jane Lim C L, Jenny Ang B T, Jessie Ong, Karen Cheng, Koh Pee Teck, Kristy Lim S Y, Lee Foo Wah, Leong Chong Meng, Tan Hwee Siang, Tan Soon Hoe, Tan Wee Khiang, Ting Kok Guan, Winsome Goh, Wong Siew May, Wong-Choong Ming Ling, Yeow Swee Soon

Isothermal Community College

i-TECH Academy

Anne Hardy, Joe Looney

Johnson County Community College

Reimagining Honors: Community and Critical Thinking

Tara Karaim, Maria Martinez, Anna Page, Nellie Schuckman

Kirkwood Community College

IT FastTrack Program

Jim Glasgow, Brenda Steinke, Dan Tuuri

Lane Community College

Outdoor Taphonomy Research Facility for Undergraduate Research

Stephen Clarke, Susie Holmes, Rosie Kirwin, Stacey Kiser, Jeanne McLaughlin, Paul Ruscher

Lethbridge College

Learning Through Virtual and Augmented Reality

Kris Hodgson-Bright, George Gallant, Candace P. Lewko, Mike McCready, Cherie Reitzel, Lana Vandesteeg

Lone Star College - CyFair

The College Academy: A Dual Credit Pathway to Degree Completion for At-Risk Students

Linda Macias, Katrina Nelson, Ashlie Resendez, Hollander Thompson, Michel A. Rodriguez-Zuch

Lone Star College - University Park


Shah Ardalan, Kathy Cecil-Sanchez, Zack Coapland, Shannon Hausinger, Deshonta Holmes, Paula Khalaf

Madison Area Technical College

Results Reporting

Jason Verhelst

Middlesex Community College

A Student-Centered FYE Program With Embedded High-Impact Practices

Jo Mucci, Matthew W. Olson

Monroe Community College

DWIGHT: A Campus Response to Address Student Food Insecurity

Christine Accorso, Jennifer Caruso, Julianna Frisch, Ambika Howell, Rebecca Mack, Sylvia Mendez, Betty Stewart

Montgomery County Community College

The Mix Room

Victoria Bastecki-Perez, David Doskicz-Ivory, Andy Gulotta, Michael Kelly, Celeste Schwartz, Jim Stasik

Moraine Valley Community College

Nursing 140 I-Best Program

Kiana Battle, Ann Marie Jagiella, Patrick Lohan, Georgina Murphy, Kelli Nickols

Morton College

Compassionate All-Inclusive Retention Effort (C.A.R.E.)

Lydia Falbo, Toula Kelikian, Carolyn Markel

Pima Community College

Integrated College Skills

Darla Aguilar, Melissa Laliberte-Bouey, Mary "Mollie" Minke, Jeff Thies

Polk State College

Establishing Leaders in Teaching Education (ELITE)

Angela Garcia M. Falconetti, Patricia Linder, Sharon Kochanowski, Sharon Moser, Rebecca Pugh, Madison Fantozzi

Reading Area Community College

College Success Strategies: From Barrier to Gateway

Teri Floyd-Brumm, Susan D. Looney, Denise Strohmayr

Richland College - DCCCD

Research Skills Boot Camp for STEM Students

Jennifer Baggett, Jill Buettner, Zahra Ghacemi, Rita Maher, LuAnn Morton, Dwight Randle

San Diego City College - SDCCD

Video Audio Monologue Performance (VAMP) Student Storytelling Showcase

Nadia Mandilawi, Patricia “Trissy” McGhee

San Juan College

Strategic Tuition Rate Management Policy

Hoskie Benally, Evelyn Benny, R. Shane Chance, Ed DesPlas, Toni Hopper Pendergrass, Byron Manning, Joseph Pope, Joseph Rasor, John Thompson

Seattle Colleges

Seattle Promise

Aimee Brown, Kurt Buttleman, Vanessa Calonzo, Barbara Childs, City of Seattle, Sheila Edwards Lange, Victor Kuo, Melody McMillan, Elizabeth Pluhta, Rosie Rimando-Chareunsap, Traci Russell, Corinne Soltis, South Seattle College Foundation

Sinclair Community College

Corequisite Remediation in Mathematics

Najat Baji, Craig Birkemeier, Robert Chaney, Wendy Cheng, Kay Cornelius, David Hare, Eric Kraus, Kinga Oliver, Olga Stephens, Richard Uchida, Jesse Williams, James Willis

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Disrupting Construction With Unmanned Systems Innovation

Mishal Arif, Fatima Auada, Dasome Choi, Cara Genis, Wade Hawkins, Shaun Hofman, Stephanie Lapointe, Joseph Mathieu, Shahab Moeini, Philip Neville, Azzeddine Oudjehane, Jeff Samson, Sydney Sheppard, Ken Whitehead

St. Clair County Community College

Experience Center: Educating, Engaging, and Inspiring Our Community Through Interactive STEAM Programming

Suzanne Doherty, Carrie Dollar, Mel Drumm, Becky Gentner, Spencer Hazlewood, Kirk Kramer, Jessica Smith, Deborah A. Snyder

St. Louis Community College

Cross-Discipline Collaboration: Nursing Simulation With Deaf Patients, Interpreting and Nursing Students

J. Eric Driskill, M Michelle Petterchak

St. Petersburg College

Career and Academic Community Triad Leadership Teams

Rebecca Frank, Kelliann Ganoo, Sandra Gordon, Jennifer Gregor, Ethan Hart, Ariel Hartman, Patrick Hernly, Paula Knipp, Nicolas Manias, Sheryl Mundorff, Jason Nicholson, Douglas Rivero, Lara Sharp, Paul Vermeren, Robin Wilber

Union County College

The Union County College Innovation Center

Jeffrey Gutkin, Maris Lown, Erica Martinez, Bernard Polnariev

Valencia College

Collaborative Creation of New Media Communication A.S. Degree

Edie Gaythwaite, Wendy Givoglu, Lesena Jones, Courtney Lewis, Rob McCaffrey, Linda Neal, Rebecca Newman, Kristy Pennino, Lisa Schellpfeffer

Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College Academic Advising Assessment Plan

Jancinta Allmond, Kristy O’Brien, Kathy Rusch, Lori Woodruff

Wallace State Community College

ENR 098 Course

Haley Nix

Wayne County Community College

Art of Giving

Angie Waller

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