Cedar Rapids, IA (July 17, 2007)–Randy Vaughan has been named as NSCA’s Educator of the Year. Vaughan, president of Portsmouth, VA-based AE Systems, was singled out for the distinction based upon high instructor and course evaluation rankings received from NSCA University students.
Teaching within NSCA University’s College of System Sales, Vaughan imparted his own ineffable wisdom to students in classes with course titles such as “Talk the Talk for New Sales Professionals” and “Killer Proposal Writing.”
“While being named Educator of the Year is an honor, it acknowledges only a fraction of what Randy has contributed to the success of our education program,” NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson said upon making news of Vaughn’s award public. “His vision has been instrumental in getting us where we are today. It was a great day for me when I had the privilege to call him with this news”.
Vaughan says it is his distinct pleasure to accept the award. “For its part, NSCA also is due no small measure of recognition for providing our industry with educational opportunities of the highest caliber that are simply not available from any other source or taught by such qualified individuals,” he said. “Without a doubt, NSCA University is in the business of building better integrators.”
For the second year running, NSCA also honored top-rated educators within each of the NSCA University’s individual colleges for “Instructor of the Year” accolades. These recipients were Marc Forman (Alarm, Electronics and Communications) from the College of Systems Sales; Gary Kayye (Kayye Consulting, Inc.) from the College of Business; Blair McNair (JBL Professional) from the College of System Design; John Murray (ProSonic Solutions) from the College of Technical Knowledge; Brad Nelson (Sound Solutions Northwest Inc.) from the College of Project Management; and Ernest Schirmer (Acentech, Inc.) from the College of Allied Professionals.