5 Elgin Community College Educators Earn National Recognition

5 Elgin Community College Educators Earn National Recognition

Five Elgin Community College employees have been selected to receive the 2020 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Award. The award recognizes outstanding faculty, staff and administrators of community and technical colleges.

Clockwise from top left: David Zacker, Marc Beth, Lisa McCarthy-West, Lori Jones, John Long.

“We received many excellent nominations this year, demonstrating the outstanding work done on campus by our faculty, staff, and administrators,” said Peggy Heinrich, EdD, vice president of teaching, learning and student development.

The award winners include: Marc Beth, assistant professor of music; Lori Jones, unit adjunct faculty in math; John Long, director of student success and judicial affairs; Lisa McCarthy-West, professor of nursing; and David Zacker, professor of humanities.

These individuals will go on to represent ECC at the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Innovations Conference in March or the NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in May.

ECC NISOD recipients have also been submitted to receive the League for Innovation in the Community College’s John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, which celebrates outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.

About ECC

Elgin Community College is a comprehensive public community college, one of 48 statewide. ECC serves approximately 15,000 students each year. Programs of study include 25 major fields for university transfer, more than 130 career-oriented, occupational degrees and certificates, corporate and continuing education, and a full complement of pre-collegiate courses.

The three-year graduation rate exceeds the national average and the average of peer colleges. ECC awards more than 2,200 degrees and certificates each year.

SOURCE: ECC news release