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Clovis Community College instructors receive national excellence awards...

Clovis Community College instructors receive national excellence awards

Recognized for exceptional teaching and leadership, three Clovis Community College instructors have been named recipients of the 2012 Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).

CCC 2012 NISOD Excellence Award winners are: • Carl Armstrong, Adjunct Physics Instructor • Bradley Heath, Health and Physical Education Instructor • Monica Sanchez, Accounting and Business Administration Instructor

"The NISOD awards symbolize excellence in teaching—Brad Heath, Monica Sanchez and Carl Armstrong are very worthy recipients of this honor," said Dr. Robin Jones, CCC executive vice president. "All three of these instructors keep the student mission in the forefront of their relationships with students and faculty alike. Congratulations to three of CCC's finest!"

Winners were nominated by their peers, with final selections made by the college's Faculty Evaluation Committee. Armstrong, Heath and Sanchez will be recognized for their accomplishments during a ceremony, May 28, at the NISOD Annual Convention in Austin, Texas.

Heath said he was honored to have been chosen for the award by his peers. "I would like to thank my colleagues for nominating and selecting me for this award! I am grateful to be a part of the CCC family and share in the blessings of such a wonderful community we live in!" he said.

"It is a privilege to be a part of the Clovis Community College faculty, and I am especially honored to be recognized by my colleagues and the CCC administration," Sanchez said of her selection for the award.

Seeing the success of his students is a source of satisfaction Armstrong said. "I'm honored to have been selected for the NISOD Award from among all of the other fine instructors at CCC. I really enjoy working with the other faculty and staff and especially with my students. It has been especially rewarding to see how successful my students have been in their physics classes," he said.

For 20 years, NISOD has presented annual awards to teachers and leaders from institutions of higher education in an effort to emphasize the importance of the roles they serve in education. Striving to serve, engage and inspire higher education faculty, staff and administrators, NISOD, based in Austin Texas, serves a membership roster of 700 community and technical colleges and universities in five countries.