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Spotlight on Excellence

Welcome to Spotlight on Excellence, an online publication to highlight innovation and best practices being implemented by ACCSC-accredited schools to better support today's students.

Spotlight on Excellence

ACCSC knows that innovative and exciting projects are happening every day at our schools. Through this platform, we hope to provide an opportunity for our schools to share best practices with each other as a means to support student success in the workforce.

Tell Us Your Story

Submit your story to events@accsc.org. Contributors must be from an ACCSC-accredited school, and the blog posts must be 400-800 words in length. Download the guidelines for submission.

February 2022 Edition


  • Given the Power to Amaze
  • Fly Norfolk: AIM's STEM Summer Camp in Aerospace
  • Respiratory Therapy Program Prepares Students - Just When the World Needs Them Most
  • Girls in Aviation
  • Spotlight on Excellence: Juanita Gurubatham, Ph.D.


Your story may be the one that inspires another school as we all work together for our common goal of ensuring quality education that enhances student success in the workforce. All submissions for our next edition will be entered for the chance to win a complimentary registration to the ACCSC Professional Development Conference on September 19-21, 2022 in Reston, Virginia! Contributors must be from an ACCSC-accredited school. Download the February 2022 Spotlight on Excellence to learn more about submission guidelines.

Spring 2021 Edition

Download the Spring 2021 Spotlight on Excellence, featuring articles from accredited schools and ACCSC's Executive Director, Dr. Michale McComis.

Special Edition COVID-19

Relationships are the Glue that Bind Us Together in Moments of Challenge and Beyond

By Mark Quinn
Director of Education
Miami Media School

Serving Our Socks Off

By Sarah L. Kiepper, MA, MS
Director of Career Services
National Aviation Academy—New England

Looking Out the Window, While Keeping a Mirror Close By: Creating a New Self-Evaluation Culture

Dr. Julie Basler
Platt College
Aurora, Colorado

Welcome to Bryan & Associates! An Unreal Law Firm

Nola Wright, J.D.
Program Director, Paralegal Studies
Bryan University
Tempe, Arizona

Service Learning in Technical Programs: Not a Bridge Too Far

Susan Ogilvie
Director of Education
Northwest College of Art and Design
Tacoma, Washington

Teaching Kids to Fly

Dr. Joel English
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Chesapeake, Virginia


Steve Chandler, Executive Director
TONI & GUY Hairdressing Academy
Colorado Springs, Colorado