2012 March 19 - 12:00 am

HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • Salem Community College (N.J.) presented its Academic Excellence Award to Ann Gioia, assistant professor of nursing. Award recipients, selected from peer nominations, are outstanding instructors who go above and beyond both in and outside of the classroom. Presented annually to a full-time faculty member, the award is accompanied by a $1,000 stipend to be used for an instructional purpose benefiting SCC students. Gioia chairs the Academic Senate and the Curriculum Review Committee. She also serves on the academic advising group and volunteers at the College’s Gala, health fair, coffee house, Thanksgiving dinner for students and the Alumni Association’s Walk and Fun Run. She was honored last year by the National Academic Advising Association for providing excellent advising to students.

  • Valecia Hopper, a Guilford Technical Community College (N.C.) advertising and graphics design student from Greensboro, won three ADDY awards including “best of show” in the recent American Advertising Federation Addy Awards contest at Dorton Arena in Raleigh, N.C. The Triad Chapter of AAF didn’t have a contest this year. Hopper won “Best of Show” and gold awards for her poster advertisement “The Farmer’s Market.” She also won a silver award for her advertisement called “Hunger.”

  • The Red Rocks Community College (Colo.) Foundation was presented with the 2011 Nonprofit of the Year award by the West Chamber Serving Jefferson County. The foundation was established in 1993 with the vision of helping students have access to higher education. The foundation provides more than $500,000 to the college and students each year in the form of scholarships, grants, teaching awards, and support of academic programs. To date, it has awarded $3 million in scholarships and $2.5 million to fund college programs. Scholarship support alone has assisted over 2,100 students.

  • Lewis and Clark Community College’s (Ill.) National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Jerry F. Costello Confluence Field Station has been awarded a 2011 Solatube ICE Award for Inspired and Creative Excellence in daylighting design. The latest in a number of awards for the building, which was designed by AAIC for LEED Platinum certification, this award recognizes the creative use of Solatube lighting fixtures throughout the classrooms and labs inside the Field Station. Solatube International Inc. invented the tubular daylighting devices to harvest daylight on rooftops, transfer it down through reflective tubes and distribute it into rooms through diffusers and decorative ceiling fixtures.
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