Marlys Cervantes and Todd Shepherd, full-time faculty members, each received the Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development in Austin, Texas, May 26-29. NISOD is one of the largest community college conferences in the world and attracts more than 2,000 participants each year.
Cervantes, a Humanities Department instructor, has been with Cowley since August 2000. Shepherd, a Social Science Department instructor and chairman of the department, has been with Cowley since August 1999.
Since 1987, Cowley has seen 52 faculty and staff members receive the NISOD Excellence Award.