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Recognition Overview

AFC sponsors numerous awards and recognitions throughout the year. These honors represent one of the most valuable benefits of membership since it is only through an organization like AFC that deserving college professionals in Florida are rewarded for their excellence. Some are individual awards, many are professional achievement recognitions and still others recognize association groups and members for their accomplishments. The criteria for each award are listed below.

2015 AFC Awards Committee Nominations

Criteria and forms can be found in the AFC Leadership Manual. If you do not have a printed copy of the manual, you can find it on the AFC Website in the My Member Toolbox.

Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award   Commission End of the Year Report
Region End of the Year Report   Outstanding Board Member of the Year Award
Honorary Life Membership Award   Distinguished Service Member Award
AFC Membership Awards   Individual Commission and Region Awards

Collaboration and Partnership for Growing Our Whole Network Award

 

Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award

Reporting Period is June 1, 2014- May 31, 2015. All nominations must be received by July 31, 2015.

The Chapter of the Year Award includes more than just one “Outstanding Chapter” Award. A range of points has been established by the Awards Committee for the awarding of “Platinum Chapter”, “Gold Chapter” and “Silver Chapter” distinctions. Each chapter submitting a nomination will be recognized for their efforts at the AFC Annual Convention. The Awards Committee will also determine an Outstanding Chapter of the Year from all the nominations. For more information on the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, click here

Commission End of the Year Report

Reporting Period is October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015. All nominations must be received no later than two weeks prior to the AFC Conference.

The Commission End of the Year Report  is used in the judging process for the Outstanding Commission of the Year. Each Commission is eligible for consideration of the Outstanding Commission of the Year Award. Reports should show evidence of significant and outstanding contributions consistent with the AFC mission and goals. For more information on the Outstanding Commission of the Year Award, click here

Region End of the Year Report

Reporting Period is October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015. All nominations must be received no later than  two weeks prior to the AFC Conference.

The Region End of the Year Report  is used in the judging process for the Outstanding Region of the Year. Each Region is eligible for consideration of the Outstanding Region of the Year Award. Reports should show evidence of significant and outstanding contributions consistent with the AFC mission and goals.  For more information on the Outstanding Region of the Year Award, click here

Outstanding Board Member of the Year Award

To recognize outstanding service and commitment to the AFC by a current member of the AFC Board of Directors. The current President bestows this award.

Honorary Life Membership Award

All nominations must be received by September 1, 2014

The Honorary Life Membership Award is the highest honor that the Association of Florida Colleges can bestow on an individual. It is an award of appreciation for significant, long-term contribution to AFC and/or the state college system. It is the crowning achievement that recognizes long-term dedication to the AFC and the Florida College System.  For more information on the Honorary Life Membership Award, click here

Distinguished Service Member Award

All nominations must be received by September 1, 2015

Distinguished Service Member Award is awarded to members of the Association of Florida Colleges for an exceptional achievement at the chapter, region, commission and/or state level. This award may be awarded more than once to any member for outstanding service or achievement.  For more information on the Distinguished Service Member Award, click here. 

Collaboration and Partnership for Growing Our Whole Network Award

All nominations must be received by September 15, 2015

The purpose of the Collaboration and Partnership for Growing Our Whole Network (CAP and GOWN) Award is to encourage innovative cross-commission, cross-regional, and cross-chapter initiatives by colleges. For more information on the Collaboration and Partnership for Growing Our Whole Network Award, click here.


CRITERIA:
For the inaugural year, all project participants must be members of the Association of Florida Colleges prior to September 1. For subsequent years, project participants must be members for at least three months. The collaboration/partnership project must meet the mission of the Association and at least two of its values:

  • Professional growth and development
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership
  • Community
  • Innovation
  • Networking

Must include three or more commissions or chapters.

PROCEDURE"
Each nomination must include:

  • A completed nomination form
  • A brief (not to exceed 1,000 words) summary of the collaborative/partnership project, including information which supports the criteria
  • Any supporting documentation

The Awards Committee will select the most deserving project from the nominations received.

The winner will receive $1200.

The results will be announced at the AFC Annual Conference. 

All Nominations are to be submitted to:

Lena Phelps
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
PH: 863-784-7303
Email: Lena.Phelps@southflorida.edu


Membership Awards (Awarded by AFC State Office):
  • Greatest percent of employees as members
  • Greatest numerical increase in members over the previous year
  • Greatest percentage increase in members over the previous year
  • Fifty percent or more employees as members


Individual Commission and Region Awards:

Awarding Entity

Name of the Award

Reporting Period

Monetary Award

Deadline

Submit To

Region I Lifesaver Award NA NA NA Matthew White
whitem@chipola.edu
Region I Chapter Unsung Hero Award NA NA One month before the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference

Matthew White
whitem@chipola.edu
Region II Lifesaver Award NA NA NA Rawlslyn Francis
rawlslyn.francis@fscj.edu

Region II Chapter Unsung Hero Award

January 1-October 1 $40.00 Visa Gift Card One month before the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference

Rawlslyn Francis
rawlslyn.francis@fscj.edu
Region III Lifetime Achievement Award

NA $50.00 Visa Gift Card and Plaque 30 days before Region III Conference Jean Scheppers
scheppej@cf.edu
Region III Chapter Unsung Hero Award

January 1-October 1 $50.00 Visa Gift Card One month before the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference Jean Scheppers
scheppej@cf.edu
Region IV Chapter Unsung Hero Award Annual Conference to Annual Conference   One month before the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference  Sue Buntic
sbuntic@fsw.edu
Region V


Lifesaver Award NA Plaque NA Wanda Curtiss
wcurtiss@mdc.edu

Region V

Chapter Unsung Hero Award

January-October

Plaque

One month before the AFC Annual Meeting and Conference

Wanda Curtiss
wcurtiss@mdc.edu

Administration

 Leadership Award

Open nominations
May 19-July 19

$500.00

August 31

Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell
ferelln@palmbeachstate.edu

Adult and Continuing Education

Educator of the Year

 TBA

TBA

TBA TBA

Career and Professional Employee

Book Scholarship Award

 January 1-October 1

$100.00

October 1 CPEC Committee Chair

Career and Professional Employee

Essay Writing Award

 January 1-October 1

$100.00

October 1 CPEC Committee Chair

Career and Professional Employee

The Pat Barriteau Unsung Hero

January 1-October 1

$100.00

October 1 CPEC Committee Chair

Career and Professional Employee

Employee of the Year (Recognition of Excellence)

January 1-October 1

$250.00

October 1 CPEC Vice Chair

Career and Professional Employee

The Innovator Exemplary Practice Award

 January 1-October 1

$700.00

September 1 CPEC Committee Chair

Communications and Marketing

Awards of Excellence (various categories)
including 2 Best in Show

August 1-July 31

$250.00

September 4 CMC Awards Committee Chair

Communications and Marketing

LeRoy Collins Distinguished Alumni Awards – Against the Odds; Hometown Hero; Life Achievement; Rising Star

NA

NA

July 1, 2015
(awarded on odd years)
CMC Awards Committee Chair

Equity

Exemplary Practice Award

 January-Deadline (May)

  May 22 Lonnie Thompson
thompsl@daytonastate.edu
386-506-3973

Facilities

Sustainability Award

January  1-October 1

$200.00 and/or tickets to attend next year's conference

One month before AFC Annual Meeting and Conference Allen Bottorff
ebottorff@valenciacollege.edu

Faculty

Professor of the Year

 NA

 $1,000.00  March 13  Faculty Commission Vice Chair

Faculty

Vivian M. Dellinger Award

 on demand

   September 30  Faculty Commission Chair Elect

Healthcare Education

Exemplary Practice Award

 12 months prior to submission

   March 31  HEC Chair

Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development

Exemplary Practice Award

 Annual

 $250.00  April 18  IE Awards Committee

Learning Resources

Exemplary Practice Award – Library Services

 August-March

 $500.00  April 1 Electronically to LR Commission Chair

Learning Resources

Exemplary Practice  Award – Learning Support Services

 August-March

 $500.00  April 1  Electronically to LR Commission Chair

Occupational and Workforce Education

Exemplary Practice Award

 January 1-September 1

 $500.00  September 15  OWEC Chair

Student Development

Cameron Hall Practitioner Award

 NA

 $300.00  Second Friday in April  SD Chair Elect

Student Development

Dr. Debra J. Hay Distinguished Award

 Must have at least 10 years of documented participation in the commission

 $300.00  Second Friday in April  SD Chair Elect

Student Development

Dr. Charles R. Dassance Student Development Advancement Award

 NA

 $300.00  Second Friday in April  SD Chair Elect

Student Development

Student Leader Connection Award

 NA

 $300.00  Second Friday in April   SD Chair Elect

Student Development

Faculty Connection Award

 NA

 $300.00  Second Friday in April  SD Chair Elect

Student Development

Exemplary Practice Award

 NA

 $500.00 to Foundation  varies in October  SD Exemplary Practice Committee Chair

Technology  

Excellence in Technology Award   NA  $500.00, $300.00, $100.00  April  Technology Commission Chair
 
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