President’s Faculty Excellence Awards

The Office of the President presents awards each year to recognize faculty excellence. Five awards, in the amount of $3,000 each, are offered annually. In order to be eligible for these awards, a candidate must be a full-time faculty member who has completed at least one year of employment at American International College.

Guidelines for Nominations

The foremost criterion for the President’s Faculty Excellence Award is overall excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to their appointment. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in the first three areas below:

Teaching and Advising
Scholarly/Professional Development Activities
Institutional Service
Additional Areas of Qualification

How to Nominate

Any faculty, administrator, student, alumnus, or alumna from the college community may nominate an individual for the President’s Faculty Excellence Award. It is the nominator’s responsibility to complete and submit the nomination, although a student nominator may request that this responsibility be given to a faculty member or administrator. Self-nominations are not eligible.

Required Materials
Previous Nominations

Award Recipients


AIC is proud to recognize Ellen Furman, PhD, RN and John Rogers, PhD as its President’s Faculty Excellence Awards recipients for 2017. The awards, given annually for overall excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, exemplify AIC’s standing as a leader in higher education in the Springfield, Massachusetts area.

Thanks to both of this year’s recipients for their dedication to AIC, our students, and our community!

Ellen Furman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Associate Director of Graduate Nursing

Dr. Furman is an assistant professor of nursing and associate director for graduate nursing programs at AIC whose practice and scholarly interests focus on gerontology. She is also a board-certified clinical nurse specialist in gerontological nursing.

John Rogers, PhD
Professor of Economics

Dr. Rogers is a professor of economics and former dean of the AIC School of Business Administration. He teaches economics, finance, and healthcare management, and is a frequent spokesperson for the College on matters as diverse as trade, market trends, and the retail economy.

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