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The Staff Excellence in Education Award honors one staff member for their contributions to the college, higher education and the community. A committee representing various staff groups will select the Excellence in Education Staff Award recipient.

The award recipient receives $1,000 and a $1,000 contribution is also made to the GRCC Foundation in their name.

The Excellence in Education Awards are presented at the August Opening Day by the president.

Nominee eligibility

A colleague is eligible to be nominated if they:

  • Have been employed in good standing at GRCC for at least five years at GRCC.
  • Have never received the award previously.

Deadline to nominate: Friday, May 13, 2022.

Confidentiality is key!

All nominations are submitted without the nominee’s knowledge. Please emphasize confidentiality when obtaining and requesting comments from nominators and endorsers’ signatures.

How to nominate a colleague

  1. Complete the form below.
  2. Share the Staff Endorsement Signature Form with 12 colleagues who would like to endorse the same person you've nominated, and ask them to sign and submit.

Nominations for non-winning full-time staff will automatically be reconsidered the following year.

If you'd like to update a nomination, contact the Human Resources Office via or (616) 234-2567 for details.

Nomination Form