John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award FAQs

How was I selected for this award?

Each college/district has its own selection criteria. Please check your congratulatory email to find out who the awards contact is for your institution.

I was notified that I am a John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award recipient. What’s next?

Next-step instructions can be found in emails from the League.

My college has told me I am a recipient, but I have not received notification from the League. What should I do?

Please contact Sherry Sklar to be sure the League has received your college's submission form.

My college missed the deadline to submit recipients for the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards. Are we still able to submit names to receive the award?

Yes, and they will be included on the online recipient list. However, names received after the deadline will not be included in the Awards Program or other related publications and print materials.

Do I have to submit a personal statement and photo?

No. Submission is not mandatory. If you are interested, submit using the unique link to your personal submission page. This link was provided to you in your notification email.

I submitted my personal statement and photo, but would like to update the information. How do I make changes?

Please refer to the unique link contained in your original notification emails from the League.

If I am planning to attend the Innovations Conference, do I have to register?

Yes. Anyone attending the conference is required to register and pay the conference registration fee. This will allow you to participate in the conference, as well as to pick up your medallion and Excellence Awards Program onsite, and join in Excellence Awards events. Register before the early registration deadline to save.

If I am unable to attend the Innovations Conference, do I still qualify to receive my award?

Yes. You do not need to attend the Innovations Conference to receive this award. Your medallion, certificate, and Excellence Awards Program will be mailed to your college president/chancellor by late April. Please contact him or her for information about receiving these items.

Our college would like to place a congratulatory ad in the Excellence Awards Program. How do we do this?

The Excellence Awards Program ad deadline date is January 16, 2018. If you have questions, contact Chris Hennessey for more details.

Personal Statement and Photo Submission Guidelines

John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award recipients are invited, but not required, to submit the following by February 12, 2018. You may do so via the link provided in your congratulatory email. (Click here to see examples from last year.)

Personal Statement

In a short personal statement (500 characters - not words - maximum), describe what inspires and motivates you in your work, what strategies help drive your success, and/or what words of wisdom you would like to pass on to others. Selected statements are displayed on the League’s website. The League reserves the right to edit all statements.


Provide one color digital (jpg, gif, or png format only; 300 dpi; max file size 1M) photo of you either alone or working with students. All photos are displayed on the League's website and on various presentation screens during the League's Innovations Conference. Please make sure that the photo is resized to the specifications detailed on the form; otherwise, it will not upload correctly.