Awards Dinner Celebrates Outstanding Faculty

ACC faculty, staff, and guests are invited to the first annual Faculty Appreciation Awards dinner Wednesday, May 2, at the Hyatt Regency Austin.

The event will celebrate recipients of the ACC Teaching Excellence Award and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award, as well as ACC’s nominee for the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Piper Professor award.

“These individuals represent the best of their profession,” says ACC President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes. “Their commitment to continuously advancing their knowledge and skills is surpassed only by their dedication to their students’ success. We are lucky to have them as part of the ACC community.”

The event will honor the 2012 Teaching Excellence Award recipients, Dr. David Lauderback, professor of history, and Dr. Wesley Wilson, adjunct professor of developmental math. The Teaching Excellence Award honors one full-time and one adjunct faculty member who promote special learning opportunities, student interaction, and innovation. Recipients are nominated by students, faculty, and staff, and selected by an awards committee.

The college also will recognize winners of the NISOD Excellence Award. They are:

  • Robert “Bob” Comer, professor of computer information technology
  • Raymond Gerson, adjunct associate professor of human development
  • Nina Legg, adjunct associate professor of speech
  • William Morrison, adjunct professor of electronics and applied technology
  • Dr. Russell “Greg” Moses, adjunct professor of philosophy
  • Dr. Terry Mouchayleh, former adjunct professor of English and director of professional development and evaluation programs
  • Anne-Marie Schlender, professor of English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Kim Taylor, associate professor of occupational therapy assistant
  • Jim Webb, professor of computer information technology
  • Dr. Duana Welch, adjunct professor of psychology
  • Brian Yansky, assistant professor of developmental writing

NISOD Award recipients will be recognized at the annual NISOD Conference in Austin in late May.

The third award will honor Tobin Quereau, professor of human development, ACC’s Piper Professor nominee. The Piper Professor award is bestowed on 10 college or university professors statewide. Winners will be announced in early May.

The dinner will be from 7 to 9 p.m., with a reception and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Visit the ACC Marketplace website to purchase a ticket. Seating is limited; please respond by April 25.

The Hyatt Regency Austin is at 208 Barton Springs Rd. in Austin. Parking is free.

For more information or to request a vegetarian dinner option, contact Nicole Bell at (512) 223.7997, or

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