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Two GCCC Employees Win 2022 NISOD Excellence Awards

Judd Weil


Garden City Community College (GCCC) announced on May 18, two of their employees were awarded the annual National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Award.

The 2022 NISOD Excellence Award was awarded to Johana Gonzalez, Student Support Services Advisor, and Shelli Lalicker, Science Instructor.

The NISOD Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Awards celebrate faculty and staff who demonstrate excellence in professionalism, commitment to learning, relationship with students, and relationship with colleagues. This award is based on nominations from fellow colleagues.

"Garden City Community College is proud of this year's NISOD Excellence award recipients, Ms. Gonzalez and Ms. Lalicker," said Dr. Ruda, GCCC President. "Each of these employees have displayed strong leadership and communication skills along with an outstanding commitment to our students and college.”

Gonzalez and Lalicker were each recognized during the May 17 all employee meeting on the GCCC Campus. They will also be recognized during NISOD's annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, taking place May 28 to 31.

Excellence Awards recipients receive a specially cast pewter medallion hung on a burnt-orange ribbon.

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. For more information about NISOD, visit

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