Ritter receives NCCA’s Outstanding Administrator Award
Southeast Community College’s Dr. Carolee Ritter received the 2022 Nebraska Community College Association Outstanding Administrator Award Nov. 6 during the NCCA’s Annual Conference in Grand Island.
“I am filled with gratitude for this recognition,” Ritter said. “I believe very strongly in our community college mission, so it is deeply meaningful to me to be recognized for my work in its service. Truly, though, it is the tireless efforts of the associate deans, directors, department chairs, and other faculty and staff in the Arts and Sciences Division that make it all happen. I just try to support them and create the conditions that make their great work possible.”
Ritter has been at SCC since 1999 when she started as an English faculty member. She received the NCCA Outstanding Faculty Award in 2006 and has served as dean of Arts & Sciences since 2014. Dr. Joel Michaelis, vice president of instruction, nominated Ritter for the Administrator Award.
“Dr. Ritter is an outstanding community college administrator who has served SCC with integrity and dedication to the needs of the diverse students and communities we serve,” Michaelis said. “Her commitment and dedication to student and faculty success, alike, as well as her tireless efforts to improve the instructional environment at SCC, are just a few reasons I nominated her for this award.”
The NCCA is comprised of five member schools: Central, Mid-Plains, Northeast, Southeast, and Western Nebraska. Each year the NCCA holds its annual meeting at one of the member schools and awards Faculty, Governor, Administrator, and Friend of the year awards, along with a Distinguished Alumni Award.