Thursday, May 23rd 2019

Five KC instructors honored with NISOD Excellence Award

Five Kilgore College instructors were awarded the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award.

Instructors honored with the award are Angela Aulds (dance), Dewey Greer (retired – process technology), Larry Kitchen (visual arts), Julian Redfearn (business and management) and Debbie Williams (biology).

Kitchen is also KC’s 2019 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor nominee and the recipient of the Hamilton F. and Kathryn G. Beeson Teaching Award.

NISOD’s Excellence Award recognizes faculty, staff and administrators each year who “demonstrate an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues.”

Recipients of the award will be honored May 25-28 in Austin during NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence held in conjunction with NISOD’s annual conference.

Each Excellence Award recipient received a specially cast, pewter medallion.

“Recognizing those individuals who have contributed to student success and their colleges’ mission is something we look forward to doing each year,” said Dr. Edward J. Leach, NISOD’s Executive Director.

“The extraordinary work of these instructors includes not only what they do for their students and colleagues, but what they do for the communities in which they live and work. We’re honored to be able to play a part in celebrating their achievements.”

PHOTOS ABOVE (Left to right): Julian Redfearn, Angela Aulds, Larry Kitchen, Dewey Greer and Debbie Williams.

About NISOD:

Created in 1978, NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. In 1989, in connection with a University of Texas at Austin national study of teaching excellence, NISOD hosted its first ceremony honoring NISOD Excellence Award recipients. The response to that ceremony was so positive that NISOD began what has become the largest and most inspiring gathering that recognizes the contributions and achievements of community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff.  NISOD supports its member colleges by providing professional development resources and learning experiences, including practitioner publications, webinars, the annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, the NISOD Excellence Awards and more. For more information about NISOD, visit