Staff Excellence Award


Courtney Judah
Director of Human Resources, (541) 506-6151

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) and the Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation annually award a Staff Excellence Award to honor excellence among the college’s many dedicated staff members. This award will go to a staff member who embodies the college mission of "...building dreams and transforming lives." It recognizes outstanding performance and attitude amongst the staff of the college.


Any part-time or full-time staff member employed during the current academic year at the college is eligible for the award, with the exceptions noted below. A recipient of the award will not be eligible to win the award in two consecutive years.

The following Executive Leadership Team and staff members:Bill Bohn, Eric Studebaker, Lori Ufford, Eric Stasak, Jim Austin and Courtney Judah and Michelle Gietl are not eligible for the 2017-2018 award.



All nominations are due by May 1. The selection committee will meet to review the submitted nomination forms and choose the recipient during the 2016 spring term. The recipient will be informed of the committee’s decision in advance of the award presentation at the college graduation ceremony.

Nomination Forms (due May 1)

Web-Based Form

The Award

The recipient will receive a recognition plaque, a $500 award from the College Foundation, and a revolving plaque will be placed on display at the college.