The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction is a statewide program initiated by the Technical College System of Georgia to honor outstanding instructors in the system’s 22 member institutions. The award has been an ongoing statewide event since 1991 and is designed to recognize and honor technical college instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields.
Each year, instructors are nominated by faculty, staff and students. To be eligible for the award, instructors must be employed on a full-time basis for a minimum of three-years and have not participated in the region or state-level selection process in the last three years. The nominees then are interviewed by a panel of judges consisting of Augusta Tech’s Board Members. College winners then compete in regional and state competitions.