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Jim Murdaugh, president of Tallahassee Community College (Fla.), was selected as the Association of College Unions International President of the Year.

Jim Murdaugh, president of Tallahassee Community College (Fla.), was selected as the Association of College Unions International President of the Year. The ACUI is a national organization that brings together college student union and student activities professionals whose mission is to build campus community. Murdaugh was nominated for the award by Michael Coleman, TCC's dean of student services, who wanted to recognize Murdaugh's efforts in re-envisioning the role of TCC's Student Union.

According to Coleman, the TCC Student Union has become more than just a center of social activity and is now also a place where students can receive leadership training and engage with local nonprofits to strengthen the community and build their own skills. "The student union is now the hub for service learning and leadership training at TCC," said Coleman. "As we looked at how to create an atmosphere of collaboration, leadership and service for our students, President Murdaugh became the catalyst for that change." Murdaugh is the first community college president in the nation and the first Florida college or university leader to win the award. Continuing the excellence of the Culinary Arts program at Alvin Community College, (Texas) Chef Leslie Bartosh earned yet another honor among his peers. Bartosh was awarded the Silver Star of Excellence during an awards dinner for the Southwest Chapter of Chaine des Rotisseurs. William Salomon the Bailli Provincial of the Southwest Region Chaine des

Rotisseurs made the presentation. The Southwest region is made up of twenty chapters in six states and is one of nine such regions in the country. Only nine Silver Star awards are issued a year. Bartosh is active in the Chaine des Rotiseurs organization and serves as the Conseiller Culinaire Provincial for the Southwest Region. This was the second year that Bartosh organized the Jeunnes Commis and Pastry Chef competitions. The recent honor for Bartosh is one of many over the past three years for instructors in the ACC Culinary Arts program. Bartosh was named educator of the year in 2013 by the Texas Chefs Association.

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Title Annotation:Honors & Awards
Publication:Community College Week
Date:Mar 27, 2017
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