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Six KC instructors receive annual NISOD Excellence Award

Six Kilgore College instructors are recipients of the annual National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award.

Instructors honored with the award are Julian Redfearn (business and information technology), Ada Ortiz (economics), Alesha O’Steen (industrial technologies), Kristi Kleinig (health sciences), Lori Truman (liberal arts) and Mary Shaw (math and science).

Redfearn is also KC’s 2022 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor nominee and the recipient of the Hamilton F. and Kathryn G. Beeson Teaching Award.

NISOD’s Excellence Award recognizes faculty, staff and administrators each year who demonstrate an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues.

Recipients of the award will be honored May 28-31 in Austin during NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence.

Each Excellence Award recipient received a specially cast, pewter medallion.

“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.

About NISOD:

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources for community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars. For over 40 years, NISOD has aligned a wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.”

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