State Board Awards

State Board Awards

Each year, the State Board of Community Colleges bestows a series of awards; the President of the Year, Excellence in Teaching, Staff of the Year, Distinguished Partners in Excellence, and the I.E Ready Award, which is the highest honor awarded to an individual by the Board.

2017 SBCC Awards Timeline

  • The nomination period for 2017 awards will be from August 10, 2016 through October 14, 2016
  • Committee reviews - October 17, 2016 - November 11, 2016
  • Interviews scheduled - November 14, 2016 - December 16, 2016 (Some committees hold initial and final interviews)
  • Selected candidates presented to the SBCC Awards Committee for approval - early January 2017
  • Candidates presented to the State Board of Community Colleges by Awards Committee for approval - January 20, 2017

Distinguished Partners in Excellence Award

The Distinguished Partner in Excellence Award was established by the State Board of Community Colleges in 2006. This award recognizes an exemplary employer, business or industry group that has demonstrated decisive involvement and firm commitment to the professional development of its employees and/or to the development of North Carolina's workforce through its partnership efforts with one or more of the 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System.

Please complete the nomination packet and submit to SBCCAwards@nccommunitycolleges.edu by October 14, 2016.

Excellence in Teaching Award

The Excellence in Teaching Award, sponsored by R.J. Reynolds, was established by the State Board of Community Colleges in 1985. This award provides statewide recognition of faculty members who exemplify the highest quality and standards of instruction throughout the NC Community College System.

Please complete the SBCC Awards Nomination Form and nomination packet and submit to SBCCAwards@nccommunitycolleges.edu by October 14, 2016.

I.E. Ready Award

The I.E. Ready Award was established by the State Board on October 10, 1985 and was re-named for the first System President on April 9, 1987. This award is an honorary award given to those that have made a significant statewide contribution to the Community College System. A “significant statewide contribution” is defined as a contribution that benefits more than one service area in the North Carolina Community College System. The I.E. Ready Award honors individuals only.

Please complete the nomination packet and submit to SBCCAwards@nccommunitycolleges.edu by October 14, 2016.

President of the Year Award

The President of the Year Award, sponsored by Wells Fargo, was established by the State Board of Community Colleges in 2001. This award encourages, identifies, and rewards outstanding leadership and commitment to the community college mission among the presidents of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System.

Please complete the SBCC Awards Nomination Form and nomination packet and submit to SBCCAwards@nccommunitycolleges.edu by October 14, 2016.

Staff of the Year Award

The Staff of the Year Award, sponsored by BB&T, was established in 2001. This award recognizes excellent performance and commitment to the community college mission by the non-teaching staff of the 58 institutions of the North Carolina Community College System and the System Office.

Please complete the SBCC Awards Nomination Form and nomination packet and submit to SBCCAwards@nccommunitycolleges.edu by October 14, 2016.