CCAC announces 2016 NISOD Excellence Award recipients

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Press Release

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County is proud to announce its recipients of the annual National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. CCAC’s 2016 honorees include two awardees from each campus—Allegheny Campus: Stephanie Goloway, Carl Mazzetti; Boyce Campus: Carrie Slagle, Paul Gogniat; North Campus: Stephanie Swindle, Mike Sullivan; South Campus: Laurie Sprankle, Deborah Conway.

Expressing the gratitude she felt upon learning of her award, Boyce Campus Nursing Professor Carrie Slagle, RN, BSN, MSNEd said, “It was an honor to be recognized by my peers as a dedicated professional worthy of this award. Recognition such as this encourages me to learn, grow and teach.”

NISOD’s Excellence Awards recognize individuals 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 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. Excellence Award recipients will be celebrated during NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 28–31, in Austin, Texas.

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.”

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to approximately 500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit to learn more.

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