South Georgia State College is proud to announce its recipients of the annual National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources.
2017 honorees include Dr. Yuna Chen, professor of economics; Dr. Bobby Jean Musgrove, associate professor of nursing; and Ms. Annette Nation, coordinator of student support services.
NISOD’s Excellence Awards recognize men and women each year who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. In 1989, in connection with a University of Texas at Austin national study of teaching excellence, NISOD hosted its first ceremony honoring NISOD Excellence Award recipients. The response to that ceremony was so positive that NISOD began what has become the largest and most inspiring gathering that recognizes the contributions and achievements of community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff.
"At South Georgia State College, we are very proud of our staff and faculty colleagues who've been recognized by such a prestigious organization,” said Dr. Ingrid Thompson-Sellers, SGSC President. “These NISOD award recipients are very passionate about serving the students, our institution and our surrounding communities."
Excellence Award recipients receive a specially cast, pewter medallion hung on a burnt-orange ribbon, as well as the names, titles, and colleges of all Excellence Award recipients being included in a special booklet.
“Recognizing those individuals who have contributed to student success and their colleges’ mission is something we look forward to doing each year,” said Dr. Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s Executive Director. “The extraordinary work of these men and women includes not only what they do for their students and colleagues, but what they do for the communities in which they live and work. We’re honored to be able to play a part in celebrating their achievements.”