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.

2020 AFC Awards Determined by the AFC Awards Committee

Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award
Outstanding Commission of the Year - End of the Year Report
Outstanding Region of the Year - 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


Outstanding Chapter of the Year

Reporting Period is June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020.
All nominations must be received by July 31, 2020.

The Chapter of the Year Award’s process has been established to recognize the outstanding work of our college chapters.  A range of points will be 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 Conference.  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. 


Outstanding Commission of the Year

Reporting Period is October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020.

The Commission End of the Year Report will now be used in the judging process for the Outstanding Commission of the Year.  In the hopes of soliciting more participation in the awards program, the report has been streamlined.  The purpose of the report is still to offer Commission chairs a measurable tool to use in planning and implementing a successful year in compliance with the Commission Vitality Report found in the AFC Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 2. For more information on the Outstanding Commission of the Year Award, click here.


Outstanding Region of the Year

Reporting Period is October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020.

The Region End of the Year Report will now be used in the judging process for the Outstanding Region of the Year.  In the hopes of soliciting more participation in the awards program, the report has been streamlined.  The purpose of the report is still to offer Region Directors a measurable tool to use in planning and implementing a successful year in accordance with AFC Standing Rule VIII: Regions. 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, 2020.

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 contributions to AFC and/or the state college system. It is the crowning achievement that recognizes long-term dedication.For more information on the Honorary Life Membership Award, click here.


Distinguished Service Member Award

All nominations must be received by September 1, 2020.

The 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.


All AFC Awards Committee Nominations are to be submitted
to the AFC Awards Committee Chair:
Evelyn Ward
Chipola College
3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446
PH: 850-718-2257
Email: [email protected]

2020 AFC Awards Determined by the State Office

Membership Awards 

  • 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

Click Here to access links to Commission Pages (right menu bar) for individual Commission awards information including deadlines and forms.

Click Here to access links to Region Pages (right menu bar) for individual Region awards information including deadlines and forms.