Kristy Adams, Humber’s Program Coordinator for Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management, has been selected for the (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) NISOD Excellence Award. She was nominated by Acting Associate Dean, Denise Gardner and Associate Dean, Kristan Lingard. 

Since 1991, the NISOD has recognized community and technical college faculty, administrators, and staff for their achievements and contributions to their institutions.

“I was pleasantly surprised when I was checking my emails because I wasn’t expecting to see this great news. I initially thought it was an email from NISOD asking me to write a paper but then I read Carol Appleby’s name [Director of Professional Learning, Centre for Teaching and Learning] in the message and clenched by chest because I knew this was something much bigger,” says Adams.

“I love this job and that is 100 per cent the truth. My interaction with students in and out of the classroom is an honour itself to see our students excel. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to combine my industry experience and bring events to campus and introduce students to industry professionals and opportunities,” says Adams. “Before Humber, I was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Howard Johnson Franchise Canada Inc. and realized I wanted to do more with students.”

Adams will be accepting the award in Austin, Texas at the NISOD’s annual conference in May. This annual event brings together more than 1,200 individuals and Excellence Awards recipients will receive their medallions alongside other educational leaders.