2020 Award for Administrative Excellence


Pamm Chastang-Howard, University of South Alabama

Pamm Chastang-Howard of the University of South Alabama Honors College has been chosen as the winner of the 2020 NCHC Award for Administrative Excellence. Chastang-Howard was nominated by a collection of the Honors College faculty for her commitment to honors education at University of South Alabama.

Affectionately known as “Ms. Pamm” by students, honors faculty spoke highly of Chastang-Howard’s professionalism, warmth, and a very special “zing” to the college—which always makes students feel valued and seen. Whether it be her ready supply of peppermints, her wonderful "Good morning" greeting each day, her proofreading prowess, or her swift backhand in ping-pong, Chastang-Howard's colleagues regard her as the face of the college, speaking with parents, meeting prospective students, and circulating at graduation events.

“Ms. Pamm is not only an invaluable resource to the Honors College, she is an anchor to the community,” USA Honors College Dean Kathy Cooke fondly shared of Chastang-Howard’s love of volleyball and ping pong, her expertise on movies and books—and even naming her a connoisseur of local cuisine. “She is as generous in sharing in these community experiences as she is in her professional duties. Beyond honors, she is an advocate for diversity and inclusion, taking the initiative for training with ability activism and SafeZone training.”




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