Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award

About the award

Created in 1999 as a companion to the Imogene Wise Faculty Excellence Award. Chosen by a student selection committee, award criteria includes teaching excellence, rapport with students, innovation in the classroom and a sense of dedication.

Past recipients

  • 2016: Jim Bensley
  • 2015: Brian Heffner
  • 2014: Julie Puckett
  • 2013: Jim Szczechowski
  • 2012: John Biolchini
  • 2011: Mark Holley
  • 2010: Lisa Blackford
  • 2009: Gary Sanborn
  • 2008: Stephen Lockman
  • 2007: Jason Teichman
  • 2006: Karl Sporck
  • 2005: Peter Baumeler
  • 2004: Ted Reese
  • 2003: Jerry Gates
  • 2002: Jerry Dobek
  • 2001: Regis McCord
  • 2000: Susan Odgers
  • 1999: Gregory LaCross

Photo of student and teacher

Nominate today:
Faculty Excellence Awards

The Deadline is December 15

Have NMC instructors made a difference in your life? Could “dedicated”, “innovative” and “excellent” be used to describe them? If you are looking for a way to recognize the impact an NMC teacher has had on your learning journey, please consider nominating that teacher for the Faculty Excellence awards. Faculty are truly honored to be nominated for these annual awards. This is the highest teaching honor awarded at NMC and nominations can only come from students.

Nominations can be submitted here »

2017 Recipient:

Robert George

Robert GeorgeGeorge began his culinary teaching career at NMC in 2006. In their nominations, students said:

  • “I cannot say enough about how fortunate I feel to be in a class with this instructor. This is hard stuff to teach, yet this instructor does so cheerfully and seriously, and always with respect and 100 percent effort.”
  • “By making the effort to have a personal connection to each and every student, the instructor helps everyone to feel calm and competent in a fairly stressful environment.” 
  • “The teacher also has many methods of teaching styles that help us learn the overwhelming amount of material.”

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