The ACBSP accreditation emphasizes the importance of teaching excellence within the classroom, which was another cause for celebration at the Salute to Regions Luncheon held during the ACBSP Conference 2016. A total of 17 business faculty members from ACBSP member institutions were recognized for achieving excellence in teaching, seven of which were from associate degree institutions.

The regional recipients of the 2016 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award were called to the stage, where they each received a medallion and a $250 check from Dewayne Thompson, Chair, Board of Directors (2016-17).

Additionally, Dennis Sullivan from the Community College of Baltimore was selected as the 2016 International Teaching Excellence Award winner. Sullivan received a crystal award, along with a $500 check.

“I feel very humbled to be included among such a dedicated and innovative group of educators, who are committed to making a difference in the lives of our students. It really is an honor to receive this award.”

Rosemarie Carmer, Business Studies Department Chair at the Community College of Baltimore County, who recommended Sullivan for the award wrote: “Dennis Sullivan has developed and implemented a wide array of innovative teaching practices that incorporate current developments in the discipline. Dennis goes beyond his contractual obligations to meet with students… and readily pursues new challenges and responsibilities. We are pleased to have someone with Professor Sullivan’s background, experience, and positive energy.”

Congratulations once again to the regional and international Teaching Excellence Award recipients for the associate degree category. To learn more about the ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award, visit Look for the official call for applications for the 2017 Teaching Excellence Award to be made available in October.

Posted by Maliha Khan

Maliha is the Digital Content Coordinator at the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Her role focuses primarily on improving ACBSP's use of digital technologies and maintaining a strong online presence. She serves as staff liaison to the Digital Media Communications Committee. Maliha manages the ACBSP Impact blog, and is Assistant Editor of ACBSP Update, a digital publication released quarterly. To submit an article, or for general inquiries, please email Maliha studied Communications at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, then proceeded to complete a Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell University in 2016. Passionate about digital marketing, she started Khanect the Dots, a digital marketing consulting firm helping business connect the dots between social media, content strategy, and digital marketing. Recently, she served on the board for the Social Media Club of Kansas City. In her free time, Maliha loves to spend time with family, travel around the world, dig into current digital marketing + web design trends, photograph nature, and mentor youth.


  1. Congratulations Professor Sullivan. This is truly a well deserved award! As a student of CCBC, I and like many other students value your effortless dedication with students potentials, development and growth.

    Ginna Barilone



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