Seventeen TCC Faculty and Staff Members Honored with 2024 NISOD Excellence Award

April 2, 2024

Tallahassee Community College is proud to announce seventeen faculty and staff members have been recognized by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) for their extraordinary work. The following have been named recipients of the 2024 NISOD Excellence Award.

  • Andrea Arce, Director of Assessment and Accreditation
  • Brielle Crooms, Academic Coordinator
  • Candice Grause, Vice President for Communications and Chief of Staff
  • Heather Mitchell, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the TCC Foundation
  • Joe Hurd, Social Science Faculty
  • Kelly Garland, Applied Science and Technology Faculty
  • Carla Chukes, Corrections Coordinator
  • Rashaud Haywood, Firearms Coordinator
  • David Hoover, Science and Math Faculty
  • Amber Cresgy, Communications and Humanities Faculty
  • Jo Hendricks, Healthcare Professions Faculty
  • Linda Greene, Human Resources Manager
  • Cerissa Fondo, Director of Business and Workforce Development
  • Bryan Hooper, Dean of Social Sciences
  • Don Herr, Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction
  • Pam Johnston, Dean of Career and Academic Planning
  • Jennifer Carr, Dean of Student Services

The NISOD Excellence Awards were established in 1991 to provide NISOD member colleges with an opportunity to recognize individuals doing extraordinary work on their campuses. Since then, more than 30,000 recipients have been honored with the Award by their colleges. 

Excellence Award recipients have the opportunity to attend NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin, Texas, for a very special awards and recognition ceremony. During the celebration, recipients will receive a unique silver medallion that is hung from a burnt-orange ribbon.

About NISOD 

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