Five SCF Employees Receive Leadership Excellence Award

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 8, 2019)State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) congratulates five faculty and staff members who have received leadership excellence awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Matthew Masucci, associate professor, language and literature, Jose Ors, department chair, natural sciences, Michelle Puls, student life coordinator, April Sheely, department secretary, music and theatre, and Phillip Travis, associate professor, social and behavioral sciences all received NISOD Excellence Awards.

NISOD is an organization committed to promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership. The organization began its excellence award program in 1978 to recognize exemplary faculty, staff and administrators at community colleges across the country.

“Nominated and chosen by their colleagues, these honorees exemplify the commitment, talents, teaching and service that constitute the outstanding character and quality of our SCF family,” said Dr. Todd G. Fritch, executive vice president and provost for SCF.

SCF employees nominate their peers based on their work during the year. The previous year’s NISOD winners from SCF evaluate their applications and choose the winners. NISOD Excellence Award winners have shown a proven commitment to professional development and have improved the College as a whole through their endeavors. The recipients received their awards at the 2019 NISOD conference in Austin, Texas.

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(L to R): Jose Ors, department chair, natural sciences; April Sheely, department secretary, music and theatre; and Matthew Masucci, associate professor, language and literature.

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