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May 22, 2013

Rhoads, Winters to be honored at NISOD


Cowley College will have a pair of instructors honored at the 35th annual National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) conference to be held May 26-29 in Austin, Texas.

The NISOD Master Teachers of the Year are Cowley College director of education Julie Rhoads, and MICT instructor Malachi Winters. The Excellence Awards are a way to honor some of

the world’s best in higher education. The awards are held in conjunction with the annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence.

Rhoads has worked at Cowley College since 2006. She is involved in several professional organizations, including, CEA, KNEA, NAEYC, KAEYC, the Council for Exceptional Children, KS Gifted, Talented & Creative, and NAGC.

“Julie Rhoads has been very instrumental in establishing the education degrees at the institution and truly cares about student success,” Slade Griffiths, Cowley College vice president of academic affairs said.

Winters is the MICT Instructor for the Cowley 12-month MICT program. He joined the faculty of Allied Health in 2010. Winters has been Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT) since 2000. Winters works with the Director of EMS Education to coordinate and instruct the MICT classes.

“Malachi Winters is an outstanding instructor who continues the teaching excellence within the EMS area,” Griffiths said. “His graduates are very well qualified to treat the sick and injured of our community.”

During the NISOD conference, more than 1,800 professionals, typically representing more than 400 community colleges and other institutions of higher learning worldwide, will gather to learn about new strategies and tools currently available to support teaching and leadership excellence.