ALBANY, GA – Albany Technical College’s Law Enforcement Technology Chair, Kenneth Singleton, was recently honored as a 2017 National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award recipient at their Annual Awards Conference held May 27-30 in Austin, Texas. He was also the recipient of the NISOD Excellence Award in 2014.

Having served as a Law Enforcement Technology instructor at Albany Tech for nine years and as the Department Chair for six years, Singleton also heads up Albany Tech’s Campus Safety Committee, serving as the Chair of the committee for the last two years. In this capacity, he coordinates, directs, and oversees day-to-day operations/functions for the Safety and Security Committee, and heading up faculty, staff, and student campus safety trainings and updates, including the campus’s annual “Active Shooter” training exercises.

The NISOD Excellence Awards were established in 1991 to provide NISOD member colleges with an opportunity to recognize individuals doing extraordinary work on their campuses. Since that time, more than 25,000 recipients have been honored with the Award by their colleges. Using their own criteria, NISOD member colleges submit the names of men and women each year who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to their students and colleagues. All individuals whose names are submitted are recognized as NISOD Excellence Awards recipients. Each recipient receives a unique silver medallion engraved with the University of Texas and NISOD insignias and adorned with a burnt orange ribbon. Each May, during NISOD’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, recipients are celebrated during an elegant and inspiring gathering that recognizes their contributions and achievements.

“It is a blessing, a great pleasure, and I am very much humbled to have been selected to represent Albany Technical College at this year’s NISOD Excellence Awards gala,” said Singleton. “The opportunity to attend a conference of this magnitude allowed for me to meet, fellowship, train, and receive a plethora of information from such a large and diverse group of people. This experience will not only permit me to enhance my teaching abilities, but will also afford me the chance to share this information with my colleagues.”

Singleton received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Albany State University, a master’s in Justice Administration from Columbus State University, and is a graduate of the International Association of

Chiefs of Police Georgia Law Enforcement Command College. He also received his Green Belt (Quality Assurance Specialist) Lean Six Sigma certification from Albany Technical College. He is a Charter Member of the Dougherty Leadership Institute and has been named Police Officer of the Year. He is married to Mary Terry Singleton.