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CCBO has four award categories and an award specifically intended to spotlight institutional excellence.

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Award Categories

Bob Hassmiller Award for Humanitarian Service

The Bob Hassmiller Award for Humanitarian Service is given to an individual who best exemplifies an exemplary service mindset.  The recipient will display the core principles of humanitarianism including: (1) a desire to bring assistance without discrimination, (2) ensures respect for their fellow human beings, and (3) promotes mutual understanding, cooperation, and friendship.

The definition of a humanitarian is a person who cares about people and who often participates in charity or does good work to show that they care; a person promoting human welfare and social reform.  Other words that describe humanitarian include: caring, charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, public-spirited, altruistic, compassionate, collaborative. Creating mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation, and lasting peace amongst all peoples.

Nomination Criteria: The candidate should fit 2 or more of the criteria below:

  • Commitment to humanitarian service
  • Leadership in mission delivery
  • Collaboration and inclusiveness when creating and fostering relationships with colleagues, clients, partners, and others
  • Creativity in developing extraordinary solutions
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity in providing services with diverse people
  • Dedication and integrity which resulted in exceptional accomplishment of one or more of the following
    • More effective service delivery
    • Enhanced cooperation with partners
    • Reaching underserved communities
    • Exceptional motivation or management of people

Please submit two letters of support that exemplify the candidate’s dedication to humanitarian service.

The Outstanding Business Officer and the Outstanding Chief Business Officer Awards honor those individuals with distinguished service to their institution and community. Award winners are nominated and chosen by their peers.

Outstanding Chief Business & Business Officer

Chief Business Officer: In a single campus setting, acts as the Chief Financial Officer for the institution and is a senior member of the executive team, reporting directly to the President. In a multi-campus setting, acts as the Chief Financial Officer for the entire organization and is a senior member of the executive team, reporting directly to the President or Chancellor.

Business Officer: Any employee in the line of authority under the Chief Business Officer of the institution

Nomination Criteria
Effectiveness in the performance of assigned responsibilities, as shown by examples of outstanding accomplishments, participation in college-wide strategic planning and implementation of policies supporting the college’s mission.

Professional activities in state, regional and national associations. Community leadership, service, and involvement. Letter of support or nomination.

Nomination Criteria: The candidate should fit 2 or more of the criteria below:

  • Commitment to humanitarian service
  • Leadership in mission delivery
  • Collaboration and inclusiveness when creating and fostering relationships with colleagues, clients, partners, and others
  • Creativity in developing extraordinary solutions
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity in providing services with diverse people
  • Dedication and integrity which resulted in exceptional accomplishment of one or more of the following
    • More effective service delivery
    • Enhanced cooperation with partners
    • Reaching underserved communities
    • Exceptional motivation or management of people

Please submit two letters of support that exemplify the candidate’s qualifications.

The Outstanding Business Officer and the Outstanding Chief Business Officer Awards honor those individuals with distinguished service to their institution and community. Award winners are nominated and chosen by their peers.

Exemplary Practice Awards

The Exemplary Practice Awards recognize outstanding, innovative or collaborative practices in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Technology, Facilities, and others.

  • Describe the issue or challenge that your college’s practice was designed to address.
  • Describe the process, timeline, participants and resources required to implement the practice.
  • Identify positive outcomes (cost savings, revenue/resource enhancement, etc.).
  • Elaborate on lessons learned and ease of transferability, so that other colleges may benefit from your practice and experience.

Objectives of the Program Exemplary Practices Criteria

  • To promote awareness of outstanding, innovative or collaborative practices of all community colleges, large and small
  • To recognize the achievements of community colleges
  • To publicize the exemplary practices of community colleges
  • To encourage cooperation among community colleges with other public or private entities (joint ventures, etc.)
  • To encourage effective and efficient practices in community colleges
  • To share and promote the transfer of knowledge and exemplary practices among all community colleges
  • To encourage innovative and diverse thinking by community colleges
  • To promote cost saving, revenue generating and service enhancement practices of community colleges
  • To provide ideas and benchmarks for improvement of community colleges
Emerging Professional Award

The CCBO Emerging Professional Award is designed to encourage professional involvement in the Community College Business Officers’ (CCBO) Leadership Academy. The CCBO Emerging Professional Award identifies a future leader in higher education – someone possessing high potential to advance in leadership roles in positions of greater authority and responsibility in the field of higher education business, finance, and administration. The purpose of the award is to stimulate growth, provide professional support, and offer networking opportunities.

The scholarship will go toward the cost of the Academy. Other award benefits include:

  • Recognition at the CCBO Annual Conference

  • Recognition in the CCBO E-News and website

  • A certificate or plaque depicting recognition

Guidelines and Eligibility:

  • The award recipient can come from various departments and positions within the community college.
  • The candidate must be a first year student accepted into the CCBO Academy.

  • The candidate must not have attained the rank of Outstanding Business Officer (OBO) or Outstanding Chief Business Officer (OCBO).

  • The candidate must have demonstrated exceptional early achievements and have made significant and demonstrable contributions to their institution(s) and to the profession.

Nomination Requirements:

  • The candidate must complete the nomination form which requires the signature of the institution’s chief financial officer, chief business officer, or president.

  • Submit a 300 word summary (one single spaced page maximum) which documents the demonstration of successful leadership and evidence of achievement in one or more of the following areas:

    • Promoting and enhancing business practices
    • Organizational development
    • Institutional effectiveness
    • Institutional productivity that leads to improvement to technology and infrastructure management

Testimonial

“I felt a great sense of pride and accomplishment being nominated for and receiving the CCBO Exemplary Practices Award. It felt really good to know that my little community college in Yuma, Ariz., could compete with the best community colleges around the country. I’ve always felt like my facilities department matched up to any college in the country, and receiving the award has reaffirmed that feeling.”

-Steve Eckert, Director of Facilities Management, Arizona Western College

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