Glen Oaks Community College seeking nominations for three awards

2022 E.J. Shaheen Award recipient Susan Louis

Glen Oaks Community College is seeking help in selecting individuals for three awards presented annually in the spring. They are the Distinguished Alumni Award, Fellows Award, and E. J. Shaheen Chair for Teaching Excellence Award. Recipients are recognized during the college’s commencement ceremonies in the spring.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is awarded by the Glen Oaks Foundation annually each year to a Glen Oaks alum who has demonstrated achievement in his or her career field, service to the community or outstanding contribution to the college.  

Fellows Award

The Fellows Award is given to an individual or institution who has provided outstanding support of the college as evidenced by long-term dedication and commitment to the college, extensive community-level support for the college, and/or direct and continuing support of the college and students. Former and retired employees may also be considered for this award.

E. J. Shaheen Chair for Teaching Excellence Award

The E. J. Shaheen Teaching Chair for Excellence Award is awarded by the Glen Oaks Foundation annually to an outstanding faculty member. The nominee should exemplify high professional standards, excellence in teaching and whose position as a faculty member reflects upon the value of education to his or her students and the quality of education. The appointment includes a monetary award.

More specific details and requirements for the awards, as well as the nomination forms, can be found at: The information is also available from the Glen Oaks President’s Office or the Glen Oaks Foundation office.

Students, staff, former students, and community members are encouraged to submit nominations to reach the President’s Office at Glen Oaks by 3 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024.