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College Awards

We work hard to give our students a top-notch education. We don't just say it – we live it. And we're really proud of the fact that others recognize it too. 

Delta College.


list of recent awards

2016 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Sustained Excellence Award in Fundraising

Delta was selected to receive an Overall Performance award this year based on the judges’ analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education Survey. According to CASE, "Delta College has not only demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in its fundraising efforts, it has contributed to the betterment of educational advancement worldwide.” This award recognizes those few exemplary fundraising programs that have garnered a CASE Award for Educational Fundraising. 

2016 Educator of the Year by the  Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists

Cindy Kramer Reszke, Associate Professor of Radiological Technology and Radiography Program Coordinator, was named the 2016 Educator of the Year by the Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT). An affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, MSRT is the premier professional association of people working in medical imaging and radiation therapy throughout the state. The award was presented to Cindy earlier this month in East Lansing. She has been with Delta College since 2007.

2015 Junior College Women's Scholar All-America Team

Delta College soccer player, Gabrielle Sake, was named to the 2015 Junior College Women's Scholar All-America Team. To be nominated for this award, she needed to have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout her career, start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to her team. Gabby graduated from Cadillac High School and currently holds a 3.93 GPA while majoring in graphic design. 

2015 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Michigan Community College Association

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Faleski, Professor of Physics, who received the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA). The award is presented each year to a Michigan community college faculty member based on his or her achievements in a teaching career, service to humanity, honors received, and strong commitment to the purpose and philosophy of the community college mission.

53rd International Competition of Choral Singing in Austria

In July 2016, Delta College's choirs, combined with those from the Midland Center for the Arts, represented the United States at the 53rd International Competition of Choral Singing in Austria. The new group, called the Great Lakes Vocal Ensemble, was the ONLY American singing group asked to compete, and Dr. Tim Hendrickson, who directs the College's choral program, indicated "everyone performed beautifully both in concerts, rehearsals and as ambassadors of our nation." 

Achieving the Dream Leader College

Delta College earned Leader College distinction by Achieving the Dream, a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps. With this recognition, Delta College has shown how data can inform policy and practice to help our students achieve their goals, resulting in improved skills, better employability and economic growth for families and communities.

Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

Delta College was named one of America's leading community colleges by the Aspen Institute. It's a great honor. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence is awarded every two years and is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.

Bay County Leadership Alumni Community Service Award

Jennifer Carroll, Director of Corporate Services, received the Bay County Leadership Alumni Community Service Award in 2016 at the annual meeting of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce in late March. 

Center for Digital Education

Delta College was ranked fourth on the list for mid-sized community colleges across the country when the Center for Digital Education announced the winners of its 2016-2017 Digital Community Colleges Survey. This is the fifth consecutive year Delta has received this national recognition as a tech-savvy school.

Crusader for Freedom Award

In 2015, Delta College President Dr. Jean Goodnow, Delta College President, received the Crusader for Freedom Award from the NAACP Bay City Branch. 

Higher Ed Marketing Report and ADDY award winners

The Delta College Office of Marketing and Public Information received several local and national design and advertising awards in 2016.

The team won four gold, a silver and a bronze Educational Advertising Awards from the Higher Ed Marketing Report. And, three silver ADDY awards were presented from the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

League for Innovation Student Literacy Competition

Delta College student, Dominic Arthur, won third place in the 2016 League for Innovation Student Literary Competition for his one act play, “Empty Bottles.”

Michigan State Police Sexual Assault Grant

Delta was one of only four community colleges to receive a grant from the Michigan State Police to develop new and innovative ways to prevent sexual assault. The College was awarded $28,850 to host a student competition to solicit written scripts and assist students to produce three ten-minute videos – on consent, risk reduction and bystander intervention.

 NAACP honors

Joseph Lewis, Associate Professor of English; Staci McNier, Instructor of English; and John Neal, Multicultural and Diversity Coordinator - who were honored this past weekend by the Saginaw Branch of the NAACP. They were among 20 individuals recognized at the 45th annual Freedom Fund Banquet for their outstanding career and professional achievements and contributions to others in support of social justice and equality. 


Marshall Fulmer, Producer Director for Delta College Quality Public Broadcasting, won a bronze TELLY Award in 2016 for New Celtic Traditions, a public television special he produced and directed. The TELLY Awards are the premier awards honoring the finest in film and video productions.

Veteran-Friendly School

In 2017, Delta College has once again been awarded the Gold Level status for being a Certified Veteran-Friendly School for the 2017 academic year by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. This status is the highest level of recognition awarded for the services that we offer to our Veteran students and recognizes dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits. 

Voluntary Support of Education 

According to results of the annual Voluntary Support of Education survey, conducted by the Council for Aid to Education, Delta is third among all community colleges in the nation participating and first among those in Michigan!

In 2015, we raised $4,659,966 from the private sector. Included in the total was a portion of a large contribution in support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Delta was awarded $4 million from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation — the second largest gift in the school’s 53-year history — to expand STEM education to local middle and high school students.


The 2013 renovation of our Health Professions Building received a LEED Gold certification.

Delta College

Delta College has been named one of America's leading community colleges by the Aspen Institute.

Military Friendly

For the fifth consecutive year, Delta College has been designated as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

Dr. Jean Goodnow

"When Delta College is recognized nationally, I know it is a reflection of the amazing work being done by our faculty, staff and students."

Dr. Jean Goodnow
Delta College President