Annual VCCA BCC Awards

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The Annual VCCA Black Concerns Commission

Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony

Celebration of Excellence Awards

The Celebration of Excellence Awards honors Black Concern Commission (BCC) members who have made a profound difference in the lives of minority studentsthrough life-time service, leadership, and teaching.These individuals have made profound contributions which have significantly changed the climate of a department, campus, or the VCCS as a whole. This year’s Celebration of Excellence Awards will be presented at the BCC Annual Symposium on Thursday, March 22 at the Awards Ceremony beginning at 5pm.

These three individuals must meet the following criteria:

Life-time Service Award

· An active member of the VCCA and BCC

· Full-time employee of the VCCS/retired full-time employee

· Significant contributions and service to students.

· BCC member for a minimum of 10 years.

Exemplary Leadership Award

· An active member of the VCCA and BCC

· Full-time employee of the VCCS (including retired full-time employees)

· Significant leadership, vision, contributions and service to advance the success of students from diverse backgrounds.

· Length of time as a BCC member (used as a tiebreaker only)

Distinguished Educator

· An active member of the VCCA and BCC

· Full-time/part-time/adjunct faculty of the VCCS (including retired faculty)

· Outstanding commitment and dedication to closing the achievement gap of minority students.

· Significant contributions to the college and community

· Length of time as a BCC member (used as a tiebreaker only)

Please Note: Nominees for the Celebration of Excellence Awards must be a member of the VCCA.

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Unsung Hero Award

This award honors the contributions of an exceptional individual who may not be well-known by the general public, but has made significant efforts to promoteachievement in education for minority students in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

This annual award will be presented to an individual who goes above and beyond to eliminate the achievement gap for minority students in the VCCS. Thisyear’s Unsung Hero Award will be presented at the annual VCCA Black Concern Commission (BCC) Symposium on Thursday, March 22 at the Awards Ceremony beginning at 5pm.

Nominations are encouraged from all VCCA members. The nomination and selection process is confidential, so please do not notify the candidate of yournomination. Any member of the VCCA may be nominated for this award, and will be judged in part on the following criteria:

  • An active member of the VCCA
  • A person who has fostered the mission, vision, and values of the BCC.
  • A person who has positively impacted the college community and/or surrounding community from behind the scenes.
  • A person who is committed to improving the lives of minority students, faculty, and staff in the college setting and/or in the community through generous actsof kindness and
  • exhibiting compassion for the VCCS community at large.
  • A person who contributes their time and talents without hesitation to foster better understanding of diverse groups.
  • The contribution can be in the recent past or over an extended period of time.

Please Note: Nominees for the Unsung Hero Awards must be a member of the VCCA.

Nomination Instructions:

Please attach a nomination letter (no more than one page) that highlights the above award criteria via e-mail to Vera Holmes at vholmes@tcc.edu. Please note in your e-mail the name of the award and the nominee's name.

Vera Holmes

VCCA/BCC Chair-Elect

Tidewater Community College

vholmes@tcc.edu

NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE February 28, 2017 AT 11:59PM.

Thanks for your support of the VCCA Black Concerns Commission!