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Waubonsee Community College Associate Professor of Biology Dani DuCharme has another accolade to add to her award-winning career.

Waubonsee’s DuCharme Receives National Honor

Dani DuCharme teaching her students
Dani DuCharme, Associate Professor of Biology

Waubonsee Community College Associate Professor of Biology Dani DuCharme has another accolade to add to her award-winning career. The college’s 2016 Outstanding Faculty Member was recently named a recipient of a National Institute for Staff and Organizational (NISOD) Excellence Award.

NISOD is a membership organization dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership at technical and community colleges. The NISOD Excellence Awards were established in 1991 to recognize individuals from member colleges who do extraordinary work. Since then, more than 25,000 recipients have been honored.

DuCharme was recognized during the NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Learning Excellence, which was held last month in Austin, Texas.

She began working as a full-time instructor at Waubonsee in 2007. Since then, she has earned a reputation as an expert in her field and an advocate for innovative teaching in science, biology and STEM. The 1998 Illinois Math and Science Academy graduate also demonstrates her passion for these studies through her leadership and involvement in many professional and community organizations dedicated to science education.