Many distance learning practitioners are working diligently to grow programs and to utilize distance learning in exemplary ways. The TxDLA Annual Awards program showcases why Texas is a leader in distance learning. Awards are given to honor outstanding programs, teachers, TxDLA members, individuals and organizations and were presented this year at the 17th Annual TxDLA Conference, April 1-4 in Corpus Christi.
2014 Commitment to Excellence Recipients
All awards presented by TxDLA Chairman Oscar Hernandez and/or TxDLA President-Elect Trish Trifilo
Top: Rolando Garza, left and Texas A&M University-Kingsville - College of Education and Human Performance, right
Middle: Tyler Junior College, left, and Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, right
Bottom: Laurie Hogle (and Connect2Texas was also a recipient), left and Blackboard, right
The Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Learning Awards are presented to a person, institution, or corporation who has done the most to benefit and advance the applied practice of distance learning, in the opinion of our members, during the past year. The 2014 recipients are:
Outstanding Commitment to Excellence & Innovation in Distance Learning-Individual: Rolando Garza and Laurie Hogle
Outstanding Commitment to Excellence & Innovation in Distance Learning - 4 Year Higher Education: Texas A&M University-Kingsville –College of Education and Human Performance
Outstanding Commitment to Excellence & Innovation in Distance Learning - 2 Year Higher Education: Tyler Junior College Distance Learning Department
Outstanding Commitment to Excellence & Innovation in Distance Learning - Nonprofit: Connect2Texas
Outstanding Commitment to Excellence & Innovation in Distance Learning - Government/Military: Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Outstanding Commitment to Excellence & Innovation in Distance Learning - Corporate/Private: Blackboard
2014 Commitment to Service Recipients
Top photos presented to Individuals by TxDLA Chairman Oscar Hernandez: Joe Perez, left and Cindy Smith, right
Bottom photos presented by TxDLA President-Elect Trish Trifilo and TxDLA Chairman Oscar Hernandez: UT Tyler, left and Cisco, right
outstanding service to the association during the past year. The 2014 recipients are:
Outstanding Commitment to TxDLA-Individual: Cindy Smith and Joe Perez
Outstanding Commitment to TxDLA-Organization: University of Texas at Tyler
Outstanding Commitment to TxDLA-Corporation: CISCO
Don Foshee Leadership Award recipient, Michelle Duran, center
The Don Foshee Award for Outstanding Leadership, named in honor of TxDLA’s founding member and first President, is presented to a TxDLA Board Member, Officer, or Committee Chair who has shown a strong personal commitment, given generously of their time, and provided vigorous support for other TxDLA members to become leaders in the Association. The 2014 recipient is current TxDLA President Michelle Durán.
Don Foshee Memorial Grant recipient, Lisa Brown, center
The purpose of the Don Foshee Memorial Grant is to recognize exceptional ideas and talents to be applied in a thoughtful, fun, and creative manner delivered through distance learning. The 2014 recipient of the Don Foshee Memorial Grant is Lisa Brown.
Awards are given to individuals who go above and beyond in their dedication and commitment to distance education. Nominations for the Hall of Fame and Awards can be made throughout the year by going to the Awards page of our website.
Congratulations to all!
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