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2016 Nomination Forms

Nomination deadline
March 4, 2016

Download the Nomination Form for the 2016 awards

2016 Committee Membership

History of the Award

Outstanding Faculty Awards Guidelines

Outstanding Faculty

Congratulations to our 2007 recipients of the following awards:

Each year one-full time faculty member at Jackson Community College is selected to receive the J. Ward Preston Outstanding Faculty Award. The recipient is chosen on the basis of:

  1. Excellence in teaching techniques
  2. Maintaining superlative rapport with students
  3. Use of innovative and interesting approaches; and
  4. Complete sense of dedication consistent with the finest traditions of Jackson Community College.
Photo of Dr. James Scott

J. Ward Preston Outstanding Faculty

Dr. James Scott
Science & HPF Department

Jim Scott has taught at JCC since 1980 in the health and physical fitness department, teaching fitness courses as well as stress management and wellness. He has been recognized for outstanding teaching by Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and has co-taught the Instructional Skills Workshop with Professor Mary Belknap, highlighting the best practices in teacher education for undergraduate and graduate education students. He received the Governor’s Award for Physical Fitness for creating an online wellness course, and is in the process of development an online stress management course. Scott has served on the original Jackson County Wellness Committee, the National Community College Wellness Conference Committee, JCC Corporate Wellness Program, and was a member of the successful 1985-86 All American City Committee for Jackson. He is married to his wife, Lisa, a teacher at Concord; they have three adult children.

Each year, one Adjunct Faculty member at Jackson Community College is selected to receive the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. The recipient is chosen on the basis of:

  1. Teaching excellence and innovation in support of the Learning college;
  2. Maintaining superlative rapport with students;
  3. Complete sense of dedication consistent with the goals of the department and the values of the college; and
  4. Having taught for JCC a minimum of ten semesters (not necessarily consecutive)
Photo of Lisa Nanni

Outstanding Adjunct Award

Lisa Nanni
Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering Dept.

For helping students understand the mysteries of mathematics, the Outstanding Adjunct Instructor Award went to Lisa Nanni, who teaches at JCC’s Hillsdale LeTarte Center. Nanni is an electrical engineer who has taught part-time as an adjunct in Hillsdale for eight years. Several students nominated Nanni, citing her continuing efforts to help them understand mathematics both in and out of the classroom, as an excellent teacher and one who gives of her own time to tutor when needed. Nanni and her husband, Dino, live in Concord.



Students, faculty, administrators, and staff members are eligible to nominate faculty to receive these awards. Nominations are received during the months of September through February of each year. Nomination forms are available in each instructional building. Completed nominations should be sent to the Dean of Arts & Sciences office in BW 227.

Nominations should address as many of the four criteria listed above as possible, and must provide specific reasons why the nominee should receive the award. The quality, rather than the number or length of nominations will be considered by the selection committee. Nominations must be submitted by the end of February. Nominations should be typed or legibly hand written. Only one person must sign each nomination. No unsigned nominations will be considered. See the top of the page for nomination forms.

Updated: 07/06/2012

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