The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for their contributions to the College, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.
Recipient of the full-time faculty award and staff award each receive $1,000, and a $1,000 contribution to the GRCC Foundation is made in the recipient's name. The recipient of the adjunct award receives $750.
- These annual awards recognize faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to the College, higher education and the community.
- This annual award provides full-time faculty with the resources to share an exemplary substantive project with other faculty at GRCC or at a conference.