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Outstanding Achievement Award

To recognize the exemplary accomplishments of faculty and staff, the Jefferson College Foundation proudly presents one member of the Classified Staff, one member of the Certified Staff, and two Faculty members for the Outstanding Achievement Award each year.  Recipients are nominated by their co-workers and peers, and publicly presented with the award along with a $250 stipend check at the annual Faculty & Staff Orientation meeting at the beginning of the Fall semester.  Recipients' names appear on a perpetual plaque in the Administration Building lobby on the Hillsboro campus.

Pictured above are Jefferson College Foundation Board Vice President Rick Vest (back left), Executive Director of Development and Foundation Tom Burke (back right), and the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award winners (front row, from left) Nick Nihiraclassified staff, and (back row middle) Dr. Scott Holzer - faculty.

To be eligible, faculty nominees must demonstrate intellectual vigor and communication skills in the interpretation and presentation of subject matter; promote positive morale through a congenial, supportive attitude toward students and peers; exhibits initiative, innovation and creativity resulting in improved learning and comprehension; demonstrates concern for and sensitivity to the needs of students and others; appears to leave a favorable and lasting influence on students; puts forth an effort to improve self as well as to develop and recognize others; and enhances the image of the department and/or college.

Nominees for staff recognition must demonstrate excellence in overall work performance; promote positive morale through a congenial, supportive attitude and by providing service to others; put forth an effort to improve self as well as to develop and recognize others; exhibit initiative, innovation and creativity resulting in improved operating efficiency of a work unit or the college as a whole; enhance the image of the department and/or college; and be a full-time employee of the college for at least five years.