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TYCA Fame Award
Gail Mellow and DeRionne Pollard
“Community Colleges Can Heal a Divided America,” an article published in The Baltimore Sun: February 20, 2017.
The 2017 TYCA Fame award went to Gail Mellow and DeRionne Pollard for “Community Colleges Can Heal a Divided America,” an article published in The Baltimore Sun: February 20, 2017.
Gail Mellow is president of LaGuardia Community College, Long Island, New York
DeRionne Pollard is president of Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland
Send nominations for the TYCA Fame Award based on the criteria below, to:
TYCA Fame Award, Co-Chair
321 E. Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
Submit your nomination using the online form
by tweeting an article using #TYCAFame2018.
March 7, 2018
To publicly acknowledge the best positive mention of the two-year college appearing in any media during the previous year. The award will give credit to those reporters, writers, filmmakers and others who seek out and publicize exemplary students, faculty, programs, campuses, and/or recognize the two-year college system.
Nature of the Award:
An announcement of award winner(s) will be made at a convocation of college composition teachers, such as a CCCC general meeting or the TYCA Breakfast.
- The source of the material must be attributable: that is, no rumors or indirect quotes.
- The material must have reached the public since the last Public Image-CCCC meeting.
- The material should report on an exemplary program, student, faculty member or campus that demonstrates the high aspirations and unique position of the two-year college or positively recognizes the state of the two-year college system.
- Nominations can be made to the TYCA Public Image Committee.
- After discussion by members of the Public Image Committee and any others who attend the open meeting at the CCCC Convention, the award(s) will be decided by majority vote of those in attendance.
*At the 2011 CCCC Conference in Atlanta, a motion was brought before the TYCA Executive Committee: That the Public Image Committee focus exclusively on positive images of two-year colleges and the committee revise the name of the Awards to represent this change in mission. The motion carried. It was then brought before the NCTE Executive Committee in July 2011, and was approved to make the change to the “TYCA Fame Award.”