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APSA Community College Faculty Award 

2021 Award Nomination Deadline: February 16, 2021

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The Community College Award recognizes a person or persons who have made exemplary contributions to advance the multi-faceted goals of community college faculty.


The award identifies the contributions of faculty for the advancement of: the creation of innovative curriculum, creative teaching, promoting equity in mentorship, advancing civic and community engagement, participating in institutional shared governance, and/or promoting research.  The award is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and carries a cash prize of $750.



Nomination Information

  • Eligibility: Self-nominations are accepted. Nominees do not have to be members of APSA, affiliated with an institution in the United States, or an American citizen in order to be considered for an award.

    The award is bestowed upon an outstanding community college faculty member. The institution employing the faculty member is understood to be a community college providing open access to post-secondary education, but the institution in question may grant four-year, as well as two-year, degrees.

APSA Community College Faculty Award Committee


Chair: Dr. Veronica Reyna
Houston Community College
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Erich G. Frankland
Casper College
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Sierra Powell
Mount San Antonio College
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Year Recipient Affiliation
2020 Erin Richards Cascadia College