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

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Nominate your instructor

Have you had instructors this semester who you feel really excelled?

NMC has a way for you to recognize those instructors: Nominate them for a Faculty Excellence Award! Tell us what makes your nominees so great using this nomination form.

2022 Recipient:


Cary is an adjunct instructor for the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. Comments from students about Godwin included:

  • Commander Godwin’s teaching methods are an excellent example of his dedication to student learning. The school is very lucky to have him.
  • He builds a trust with his students that allows us to learn by trying, failing, and trying again because we know Commander Godwin has our back.