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Leadership Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the ACC Leadership Awards. The purpose of the ACC Leadership Award Program is to recognize employees of Austin Community College District (ACC) who demonstrate excellence in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.

These deserving individuals were nominated by their colleagues in recognition of their exceptional efforts in supporting the important work of ACC. Award winners were chosen by the Leadership Awards Committee which is made up of representatives from all employee groups. Through the leadership of these individuals, and others like them, ACC excels in service to the students and the communities of Central Texas. Congratulations to these deserving colleagues:

Administrator of the Year:

William Mullane – Executive Director, Facilities and Operations, Service Center

Professional Technical Employee of the Year:

Robert (Blu) Vela – Advising and Student Services Specialist, Advising, Northridge Campus

Classified Employee of the Year:

Gloria Dove-Owens – Administrative Assistant III, Campus Manager, Eastview Campus

Servant-Leadership Award:

Linda Haywood – Campus Manager, Cypress Creek Campus

Each award winner will receive the following:

  • A letter of thanks from the President
  • Recognition at a Board of Trustees meeting
  • Recognition at ACC Holiday Party (recipients will receive two free tickets to the event)
  • One year designated parking space on their home campus
  • ACC Honor Plaque

Attention All Faculty

The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering two summer programs.

The ten workshops for 2010 are:

  • Building the New South: The Social and Economic Transformation of the Piedmont after the Civil War
  • Progress and Poverty: The Gilded Age in American Politics and Literature, 1877-1901
  • African-American History and Culture in the Georgia Lowcountry: Savannah and the Coastal Islands, 1750-1950
  • Concord, Massachusetts: A Center of Transcendentalism and Social Reform in the Nineteenth Century
  • Along the Shore: Changing and Preserving the Landmarks of Brooklyn’s Industrial Waterfront
  • From Revolution to Republic: Philadelphia’s Place in Early America
  • Landmarks of American Democracy: From Freedom Summer to the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts: Landmark of Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians
  • Legacies and Landmarks of the High Plains Native Americans
  • History and Commemoration: Legacies of the Pacific War

For more information you can visit the website at http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-college.html or view the flyer.

HR Connections is designed to update employees on new policies, & practices, changes related to the operations or procedures and to announce new programs. If you have a question or feedback, please email rfenner@austincc.edu.

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