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Innovation Celebration
Innovation Celebration Trailblazer Awards
Every day, faculty and staff reflect our OTC Cares culture in their work. And they serve students in innovative ways while advancing the Strategic Plan. Nominate a colleague who has made an extraordinary impact by strategically employing the OTC Cares decision-making model. Finalists are selected by Strategic Planning Council and employees vote for the winners in January 2024. Trailblazer Award nominations are due November 17, 2023 and winners will be announced at Innovation Celebration.


Who is eligible to nominate whom?

Any OTC employee can nominate any full-time OTC employee.

When is the nomination period?

Nominations open October 3, 2023 and will close November 17, 2023.

How will winners be chosen?

The Strategic Planning Council will review all nominees and select the top ten faculty and top ten staff candidates. These candidates will be presented to the college community for a vote in January 2024. The three faculty and three staff members with the most votes will be awarded live at Innovation Celebration.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact Sarah Bargo at bargos@otc.edu or 447-6991 with questions.

Can someone be nominated again?

Yes! Anyone that was nominated in previous years is eligible to be nominated again.