NISOD, the organization promoting professional development for community college faculty, staff and administrators, wants to hear from students.
Community college students and especially Phi Theta Kappa members are encouraged to enter NISOD’s essay contest by writing about a teacher, staff member or administrator who inspired them to succeed by completing a course, finishing a semester and keeping on track to complete a credential.
To enter, students must be currently enrolled in the community college featured in their essay, and the faculty member, staff member or administrator they write about must also be currently employed at the same college.
Essays must be at least 400 words and not exceed 500 words and are to be submitted online. The contest deadline is November 8.
The student writing the winning essay, and their subject, will each receive $1,000 awards. The college will receive a complimentary NISOD membership, also worth $1,000.
“I want to personally encourage our Phi Theta Kappa members to consider submitting essays, and I recommend their subjects be their chapter advisors or college presidents,” said Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley. “Advisors are our heroes – every day they make a difference in the lives of untold students. NISOD’s contest is a wonderful opportunity to honor them. Likewise, college presidents can also inspire students to strive for success in the face of challenges.”
“Phi Theta Kappa members are the student advocates for college completion. They are supported by advisors and administrators in this and in many other endeavors. I hope our members will respond by honoring these inspirational leaders.”