Association Awards

Each year the Association recognizes individuals and business leaders in the State that exemplify the very best of Wisconsin’s technical education system and colleges. The Association also recognizes partners in our communities who promote the value of a technical college education. The following Association awards are presented on an annual basis:

Board Member of the Year Award

members to recommend colleagues who have made particularly important contributions to our cause as board members and as an association. The Board Member of the Year Award is based on three criteria:

  • involvement at the district level,
  • involvement at the state level,
  • and involvement at the national level.
Media Award

Boards Association makes one award each year on a statewide basis to recognize a print, audio, or visual media effort about Wisconsin Technical Colleges that best meets the following four criteria:

  • The nomination portrays today’s technical college learning environment positively, with originality and creativity;
  • It portrays the benefits of technical college education on individuals and their communities;
  • It reports positively about the technical college's service and contributes to a better public understanding of the college’s mission; and, finally, It thoroughly covers the subject matter in stimulating and clear fashion.
Technical Education Champion Award

The TECh award goes to the heart of what the colleges are all about in our communities. It recognizes key community and industry leaders who demonstrate an exemplary level of partnership with us to promote technical education and economic development. The Technical Education Champion award is based on five criteria:

  • The nominee’s promotion of the local college;
  • Its financial support to the district and individuals associated with the college;
  • Its utilization of the college for employee training, and by hiring our students;
  • Its advocacy on the college's behalf; and,
  • The nominee’s enhancement of the community as a whole.
Distinguished Alumni Award

recognize a truly outstanding Wisconsin Technical College graduate. It is very satisfying to read the nominations describing the great work and lives of our successful graduates. From the nominations, we select one extraordinary person based on five criteria. Those criteria are:

  • The role that a technical college education played in the nominee's career and personal life;
  • the nominee's accomplishments in his/her professional field;
  • the nominee's community involvement;
  • his or her support for the technical college system; and, finally,
  • he nominee's commitment to continuing education and life-long learning.
It reports positively about the technical college's service and contributes to a better public understanding of the college’s mission; and, finally, It thoroughly covers the subject matter in stimulating and clear fashion.

Award Timetable

Awards are presented at our quarterly Association meetings. The following timeline lists the approximate dates the nomination, rating and presentation occurs for each award

Board Member of the Year Award
Announce August 1
Nominations Due November 1
Ratings Due December 1
Presented Winter Meeting
Forward as ACCT nomination June 1
Media Award
Announce November 1
Nominations Due February 1
Ratings Due March 1
Presented Spring Meeting
Technical Education Champion Award
Announce February 1
Nominations Due May 1
Ratings Due June 1
Presented Summer Meeting
Distinguished Alumni Award
Announce May 1
Nominations Due August 1
Ratings Due September 1
Presented Fall Meeting