The Retirement/Service Recognition luncheon is an annual event honoring those who have retired as well as those who have continuously served as permanent employees for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 years, and the Davitt Award recipients.
John Davitt Award
The John A. Davitt Award for Outstanding Service was established to recognize a classified and management/confidential employee for their exceptional contributions to Glendale Community College.
Distinguished Faculty Award
With the Distinguished Faculty Award (DFA), the Academic Senate recognizes excellence in a professor’s area of expertise including teaching, counseling, and work with students. It also considers good college “citizenship,” such as contributions to college life outside the classroom or primary service area as secondary criteria. Candidates for the DFA must have been at the college for at least ten years. The Senate has tried to recognize a variety of people in a variety of areas and for a variety of efforts. The recipient list includes great lecturers, people who have reached out to their students in exceptional ways, and people who have developed tremendous programs. The DFA was first conferred in 1987.
William L. Parker Award
The award, in honor of William L. Parker, a philosophy professor to whom it was first bestowed, is awarded by the Academic Senate based on long service to GCC. Criteria include multiple areas such as academic, professional and community service; recognition by faculty, staff, students and administration; and that the recipient’s contributions will have a lasting impact on the institution. The award was first presented in 1993.
Exceptional Adjunct Award
The Exceptional Adjunct Faculty Award (EAFA) is given for distinguished contributions to Glendale Community College in the recipient’s discipline, or for contributions and accomplishments in other professional areas. The EAFA recipient serves as a role model for the rest of the adjunct faculty. The award was first conferred in 2006.