TCC Announces NISOD Excellence Award Recipients

April 15, 2022

11 Tallahassee Community College faculty and staff have been recognized by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) for their outstanding work. The following have been named recipients of the 2022 NISOD Excellence Award.

  • Nyla Davis, Director of Human Resources
  • Christen Givens, Director of Recruiting and Admissions
  • John Schultz, Professor, Theatre
  • Lauren Fletcher, Associate Professor, English
  • Barbara Wills, Vice President, Administrative Services & Chief Business Officer
  • Gigi Colverton, Advanced and Specialized Instructional Coordinator at the Florida Public Safety Institute
  • Ginny Marsters, Professor, Dental Hygiene
  • Ross Brooks, Professor, Math
  • Albert Wynn, Associate Director, Wakulla Environmental Institute
  • Desiree Gorman, Workforce Development Coordinator
  • Karen Washington, Professor, Computer Literacy

Created in 1991, NISOD’s Excellence Awards recognize men and women each year who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. More than 30,000 people have been honored with the Award by their colleges since its establishment. Each college uses its own criteria to recognize those who have shown explementary dedication to student success and willingness to aid in the school’s growth.

Excellence Award recipients are recognized during NISOD’s annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence which will be held May 28- 31, 2022 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. All award recipients in attendance will be recognized during a dinner and celebration and will receive a unique silver medallion that is hung on a burnt-orange ribbon.


The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources for community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars. For over 40 years, NISOD has aligned a wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.” For more information about NISOD, visit