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Four CCM Professors Honored with National Excellence Awards

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Recognizes CCM Faculty - Posted 3/25/14
Four faculty members from County College of Morris (CCM) have been selected for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award in recognition of the strength of their teaching and leadership skills.

CCM nursing Professor Kathleen Prokop of Florham Park, radiography Professor Roberta Bibeault of Belvidere, language Professor Stuart Siegelman of Denville, and psychology and education Professor John Williford of Essex County have all been chosen to receive NISOD awards this year.

“We congratulate our CCM faculty who will be honored by NISOD for their excellence in teaching and leadership,” said Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of CCM. “Their dedication and commitment to helping our students succeed is exemplary.”

Award recipients will be recognized during NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 25-28, in Austin, Texas.

“When I came to CCM 22 years ago, my primary objective was to teach students to love psychology,” said Williford. “Therefore, when I received the news that I was selected for the NISOD Excellence Award, I was speechless because I simply do what I love, teaching students to think critically about behavior. It was really hard for me to comprehend that I was receiving an award for doing something that brings me so much joy.”

Several other CCM faulty members have been presented with the award in previous years including Professor Nancy Binowski of Bridgewater, Professor Rick Edinger of New York City, Professor Brian Oleksak of Newton, Professor M. Celeste Wayne of Morris Plains and Dr. James Henderson of Sparta.

NISOD is dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators and staff and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning. More than 700 community colleges around the world are NISOD members. NISOD award recipients are selected based upon criteria established by each submitting college.