The Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) announced the 20th Annual FDGLA Award honorees. The awards recognize excellence in federal government distance learning and selected 16 organizations and professionals. The award luncheon will take place December 8th at the Government Learning Technology Symposium at the Washington DC Convention Center .
“This is FGDLA 20th year for proudly recognizing individuals and organizations who have made major contributions to enhancing distance learning within the Federal Government,” says Alex Autry, President, Federal Government Distance Learning Association. Not only have these recipients’ improved the knowledge and skill levels of our number one resources- people- but have ensured our Nation is second to none.”
FGDLA is honored to name the following Federal Government employees and organizations for demonstrating excellence in distance learning:
Hall of Fame: In recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions in promoting and developing distance learning in the Federal Government.
Honoree: Dr. Kenneth P. Pisel, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University
Pioneer: In recognition of an individual demonstrating initiative and leadership in the development and implementation of distance learning in the Federal Government.
Five Honorees: Dale Carpenter, Distance Learning Group, National Park Service
Andrea Simonelli, Information Technology Department, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
Naval Air Systems Command
Dr. Damon Regan, Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative
JoAnne Green, iCollege, National Defense University
Paul Thurkettle, NATO E-Learning, Allied Command Transformation
Five-Star: In recognition of an organization demonstrating excellence in providing enterprise-wide distance learning solutions for the Federal Government.
Three Honorees: Acquisition Career Management Group Acquisition Policy and Oversight Federal Aviation Administration Digital Learning Network, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Information Technology Department, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Naval Air Systems Command
Innovation: In recognition of an organization demonstrating leadership in the development of emerging distance learning technologies providing enterprise-wide solutions for the Federal Government.
Three Honorees: Distance Learning Group National Park Service (NPS), Advanced Distribute Learning Initiative Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness), NATO E-Learning Allied Command Transformation
Eagle: In recognition of an individual who has served the Federal Government distance learning community by providing exceptional leadership, vision, and advocacy.
Honoree: College of Distance Education and Training Marine Corps University
Pillar: In recognition for outstanding service or significant contribution to the Association by an organization not affiliated with the Federal Government
Honoree: Elearning! Media Group, Publishers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! Magazines
“Elearning! Media Group is honored to win the FGDLA Pillar Award for contributions to the FGDLA,” says Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group. “It’s an honor to be recognized and to support the FGDLA in honoring the contributions of our friends within the federal government.”