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Desire2Learn Unveils Nominees for the 2011 Desire2EXCEL Awards

Press Release

Desire2Learn users exemplifying leadership, innovation and collaboration to be recognized at FUSION 2011: ELEVATE, Denver, Colorado

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of enterprise teaching and learning platforms, today announced this year’s Desire2EXCEL award nominees.

The Desire2EXCEL Awards Program recognizes the multitude of Desire2Learn® product users and the leading edge contributions they make toward their respective organizations and the learning community at large. This year’s nominees are:

Suzette Burckhard South Dakota State University South Dakota, U.S.A.
Lee Christopher and Raj Sen Arapahoe Community College Colorado, U.S.A.
Lee Christopher and the Team of Data Analysts, Faculty, Students, Student Services and Instructional Designers CCCOnline Colorado, U.S.A.
Ginger Dewey and Lori Ochsner York Technical College South Carolina, U.S.A.
Jennifer Douglass Westside High School, Bibb County Public Schools Georgia, U.S.A.
Karen Kaemmerling and Mary Cash CCCOnline Colorado, U.S.A.
Karen Kaemmerling and Sean Renner CCCOnline Colorado, U.S.A.
Wendy Lampner, Karen Wenz and Lorna Wong The University of Akron, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) and University of Wisconsin System Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Kyle Mackie University of Guelph Ontario, Canada
Kyle Mackie, Richard Gorrie, Jason Thompson and Janet Wolstenholme University of Guelph Ontario, Canada
George Meghabghab Roane State Community College Tennessee, U.S.A.
Tim Moore Elgin Community College Illinois, U.S.A.
Polly Nash, Kim Tarver, Cindy Hutman and Mi Hu Elgin Community College Illinois, U.S.A.
Tammy Ray, Mi Hu and Timothy Kaar Elgin Community College Illinois, U.S.A.
Tammy Ray, Christian Zehelein, Mary Perkins and Amybeth Maurer Elgin Community College Illinois, U.S.A.
Elizabeth Reyes, Kelly Cunningham, Mi Hu and Carlen Vire-Smith Elgin Community College Illinois, U.S.A.
Erin Riggin Wilfrid Laurier University Ontario, Canada
Stacey Shah Elgin Community College Illinois, U.S.A.
Laura Sturgis York Technical College South Carolina, U.S.A.
Tom Tu University of Wisconsin Superior Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Krista Walford, Nancy Baldree, Joanne Languay and Janet Bennett Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario Ontario, Canada
Diane Yeoman, Rene Schmauder, Jonathan Sorrenti and Ralph Mayer Midlands Technical College South Carolina, U.S.A.

The nominees compete in one of three categories:

Desire2EXCEL Innovation Award – A nomination to this category breaks with conventional processes to address needs and go beyond marginal improvements. The innovation can be present within a course, program-wide or community-wide.

Desire2EXCEL Collaboration Award – A nomination to this category could include collaboration between and among learners, instructors, administrators, internal and external experts/mentors, researchers, and/or community members within the course, department, or institution. Collaboration could also be with external agencies, corporations, K-12 schools or school districts, colleges and universities, and/or consortiums.

Desire2EXCEL Impact Award – Nominations to this category have a wide influence and scope, and can be replicated by others either internally to the institution or externally by others. Additionally, metrics and measurement evidence proves worthiness of being a best practice with broad implementation.

Entries for all three categories are reviewed and judged by the Awards Committee, comprising a cross-section of Desire2Learn clients from K-12, higher education, government, and corporations. Finalists will be showcased in Poster Presentations during the Eighth Annual Desire2Learn Users’ Conference, FUSION 2011, July 10 – 15 in Denver, Colorado. Winners will be honored during special award ceremonies during the conference. Each winner will receive their choice of an Honorarium or other notable awards.

“Every year, we are thrilled with the range of diverse submissions for the Desire2EXCEL Awards,” said John McLeod, Desire2Learn Sr. Director of Marketing. “Honoring the spirit, drive and determination that our users bring to the lives of students is an inspiring part of the FUSION conference. The innovative ways our clients use our products and services continues to serve as a testament to both the versatility of the platform and the dedication that the nominees bring to their organization and to education in general. Congratulations to all the nominees.”

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than six million learners worldwide. Clients include higher education, K-12, and healthcare, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).


Press Contacts:

John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn Incorporated
Twitter: @Desire2Learn