NCHC Ron Brandolini Award for Excellence at a Two-Year Institution

This award, presented by NCHC and the Valencia College Foundation, recognizes a two-year college honors director or faculty member for their outstanding contributions to the honors community. The selected winner will receive an engraved plaque, along with $500 for the honors program to be used at the discretion of the director. The award will be presented at the NCHC Annual Conference.

Ron Brandolini, founding director of Valencia College’s honors program in the 1980s, served in that capacity for 20 years. During that time he recruited top students and teachers for the program, elevating the program’s stature throughout the country. Ron was a frequent presenter at NCHC conferences and a session leader for Beginning in Honors for many years. He served on the Executive Committee and the Two-Year College Committee as well as serving on the conference planning committee for at least five years. Ron also served as the president of the Florida Collegiate Honors Council.

Please complete the application below to nominate an outstanding honors director or honors faculty member for the NCHC Ron Brandolini Award. Three letters of recommendation are required.


2021 Nominations open January 25, 2021 and close June 15, 2021.

Applications will be available via the form below or at this link.