Community colleges provide educational opportunities for all and have been in the forefront of preparing America’s future leaders. AACC offers a variety of awards to those individuals who have excelled in their fields and who have given back to their communities. We also feature a list of retiring community college presidents and honor new and retiring community college presidents at the Hail and Farewell Luncheon at our annual convention.
The association offers the following awards and recognitions:
- Awards of Excellence
- Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty recognition
- Outstanding Alumni Award
- Leaders of the Year and Rising Star Awards
AACC Awards of Excellence
Awards of Excellence
Submit nominations in the categories of Advancing DEI; Exemplary CEO/Board Relationship; Faculty Innovation; Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership; Safety, Emergency Planning and Leadership; and Student Success.
Leaders of the Year and Rising Star Awards
Nominations are being accepted in the categories of CEO of the Year, Trustee of the Year, and Faculty Member of the Year. Learn more here.
Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty
Named in honor of former AACC President and CEO Dale P. Parnell, this designation has been established to recognize individuals making a difference in the classroom. Nominate a faculty member.
Community College Leadership Hall of Fame
AACC’s Leadership Award, an annual tradition since 1982, is presented to individuals whose accomplishments and professional contributions to the community college field have been outstanding.
Outstanding Alumni Awards
The Outstanding Alumni Awards recognize community college alumni who have excelled in their chosen fields.