These awards provide CCAC with an opportunity to celebrate those individuals who define the best in teaching and learning practices that encourage student success. These individuals are subsequently honored for their contributions at NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence held each May at the University of Texas in Austin. The NISOD Excellence in Teaching Awards are a great way to show CCAC faculty how much they are valued for the work that they do—often tirelessly, often with great challenges, but just as often with wonderful results. NISOD awards are particularly prestigious because they reflect the admiration and respect of one’s colleagues. Again, please join the CCAC Office of Professional Development in congratulating the recipients of the 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award.