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NCC Faculty-Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile AITP Faculty Award

Purpose: Recognition for faculty members that truly go “the extra mile” for their AITP student chapter. Candidates do not have to be the official faculty advisor for the AITP student chapter. The winner will be announced during the closing awards banquet at the AITP National Collegiate Conference.

Traits: Traits of the “ideal candidate” is one who:

  • Gives of their time and energy in an unselfish manner to the AITP student chapter throughout the year
  • Keeps the AITP student chapter focused
  • Ensures successful AITP student chapter events and activities
  • Bends over backwards to train, support and mentor chapter officers, committee chairs and members
  • Helps coordinate chapter trips, events and activities and basically “makes things happen when it looks like they will not happen”

    Past Winners:



    2016  Dr. Xiang Guo, Our Lady of the Lake Univeristy
    2015  *Not Awarded* 
    2014  David Barnes, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
     2013 Irene Edge, Kent State University - Ashtabula


    Diane Murphey, Oklahoma Panhandle State University and Dr. Lissa Pollacia, Georgia Gwinnett College


    Dr. Alex Citurs, Eastern Connecticut State University


    Brenda Wilz, Fox Valley Technical College


    Dr. Scott Hunsinger, Appalachian State University


    Johnny Snyder, Mesa State College


    Monica Holmes, Ph.D., Central Michigan University and Robert Brzycki, Milwaukee Area Technical College - West Campus


    David Weirschem, Ph.D., Midwestern State University


    Jack Russell, Ph.D., Northwestern State University


    Dawn Panatelo, Kalamazoo Valley Community College


    Nomination: To nominate your advisor for this award, prepare a document that includes the following information by February 24th annually:

    • AITP student chapter name
    • Name, academic rank (if applicable) and history at the school
    • Contact information for both the candidate and the individual making the nomination
    • Brief description of your AITP student chapter including chapter size, officers, history and challenges. Also mention school that your chapter is affiliated with (technical, college,

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