Dr. Doug Clark and Al Ippolito participated in the 23rd Annual Texas Quest for Excellence Conference held June 26th-28th at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The session marked the 52rd State Award Recipient of which 19 national recipients are from the State of Texas. Quest is the official forum for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence recipients to share their exceptional performance management practices. Dr. Clark was presented with the 2016 Pioneer Level, Quality Texas Foundation Award for the School of Professional and Technical Program for Tyler Junior College. QTP utilizes The National Baldrige Excellence Framework that empowers organizations to reach their goals, improve results and become more competitive.