The League Opens the 2016 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards: Celebrating Community College Faculty and Staff

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In 2012, the League for Innovation in the Community College, a consortium of almost 500 community colleges dedicated to cultivating innovative practice and excellence in community colleges, established the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards as a tribute to outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.

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In 2012, the League for Innovation in the Community College, a consortium of almost 500 community colleges dedicated to cultivating innovative practice and excellence in community colleges, established the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards as a tribute to outstanding contributions and leadership by community college faculty and staff.

The awards are open to League Board and Alliance member colleges, and recipients are recognized with activities throughout the League’s annual Innovations Conference. Member institutions determine the criteria and selection of those nominated based on their ideals of faculty and staff excellence. Recipients receive commemorative medallions, award programs, and certificates in recognition of their distinguished status.

The League looks forward to saluting the 2016 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards recipients at the 2017 Innovations Conference in San Francisco, CA, March 12-15. On Sunday, March 12, a special Excellence Awards Reception is planned to congratulate honorees for their exemplary achievements. During the keynote address by John and Suanne Roueche on Wednesday, March 15, recipients will stand to have their specially cast medallions donned as part of the Closing Session. Recipients will also be acknowledged in a special Excellence Awards Program listing their names, titles, and college affiliations and featuring congratulatory comments from their home colleges.

League Board and Alliance member colleges are invited to submit the names of those at their institutions who exemplify exceptional teaching and leadership for 2016 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards through December 23, 2016.

To further highlight and congratulate recipients, the League encourages participating institutions to place an ad in the 2016 Excellence Awards program, which is a commemorative booklet each recipient and Innovations Conference participant receives. The deadline to submit congratulatory ads is January 16, 2017.

To learn more about the Excellence Awards, visit http://www.league.org/excellence.

For additional information about the Innovations Conference and to register, visit http://www.league.org/inn2017.

John and Suanne Roueche
John E. and Suanne D. Roueche, leaders in the community college field and early proponents of the idea that educators have major responsibility for how well students perform in the classroom, have been partners and friends of the League for over forty years. What began as a working relationship with League founders has evolved into a full-fledged partnership through collaborative efforts on projects of mutual interest and national concern.

About the League for Innovation in the Community College
The League for Innovation in the Community College (League) is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate innovation in the community college environment. The League hosts conferences and institutes, develops print and digital resources, and leads projects and initiatives with almost 500 member colleges, 100 corporate partners, and a host of other government and nonprofit agencies in a continuing effort to advance the community college field and make a positive difference for students and communities. Information about the League and its activities is available at http://www.league.org.

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