Delaware Valley College faculty member recognized for outstanding service to the Nation
Nov 07, 2014
The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded a certificate of appreciation to Delaware Valley College Associate Professor Dr. Imad Benjelloun for “outstanding service to the Nation as a member of the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners.”
Dr. Benjelloun teaches mathematics and physics courses at the undergraduate level and policy studies courses at the graduate level at DelVal.
He was appointed to the 2013 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by Dr. Patrick Gallagher, the former director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Baldrige Award, created by an Act of Congress in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. The program depends on a board of volunteer examiners who evaluate applications for the award. The examiners also help raise awareness about the Program and its value.
“It is truly a wonderful feeling to serve as a Baldrige examiner and to be recognized with a Certificate of Outstanding Service to the Nation,” said Dr. Benjelloun. “It has always been my intention and determination to provide the best possible service that will make a relatively significant contribution to our nation. This certificate should also be for Delaware Valley College given the support the institution has provided me.”
He said being a Baldrige examiner has allowed him to gain organizational excellence expertise, which he has been able to apply at DelVal. He also enjoys serving with experts from around the U.S. and examining the nation’s best institutions. The Baldrige Award may be given annually in each of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care, and nonprofit.