Replacing Alex Trebek’s Excellence Tough Task for Jeopardy! Producers

Alex Trebek displayed gameshow host Excellence on a nightly basis. Following his passing in November 2020, a series of guest hosts have filled in, but a final replacement is proving difficutl to determine. — By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. According to Deepak Sarma, a Case Western Reserve University professor and Netflix […]

Sage, Swanson Earn 2021 Awards for Excellence in Public Architecture

Architecture should make surroundings look and feel better, and the building function at the highest level. Both Jennifer Sage and Katie Swanson earned awards for Excellence in public architecture for their efforts, as awarded by the AIA. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. From AIA.org: Katie Swanson An incredibly effective advocate and […]

Southwest Airlines Announces Institute for Cultural Excellence & Customer Service

Southwest Airlines has launched an institute to help share its culture of positive customer service and overall company culture. The Colleen C. Barrett Institute for Cultural Excellence & Customer Service (CCB Institute) is an online universe that honors Barrett, a former company president. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. “Colleen has always […]

Telly Awards Honor Video Excellence Across All Screens

With the Covid pandemic, people were drawn to more and more videos during quarantine and the Telly Awards honor some of the best. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. The 2021 winners have been announced in the categories of Branded Content, Non-Broadcast, Commercials/Marketing, Series, Shows and Segments, Immersive and Mixed Reality and […]

We Can All Drink to These Global Beverage Excellence Awards

Cheers! Just Drinks announced the Just Drinks Excellence awards that will celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the global drinks industry. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. Just Drinks is an online news source for the global beverage industry and nominations are now open for the inaugural awards. There are 30 […]

Marines Forge Excellence in the Night

Training in the United States Marine Corps is difficult under the best of conditions. Add in the difficulty of darkness, and true Excellence is forged. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. After months of preparation and planning, 2nd Marine Division conducted the first iteration of night live-fire training on range G-36 on […]

Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence Leader Honors Memorial Day

A life with purpose is true Excellence and soldiers with that in mind are being trained at the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning. On Memorial Day, the commanding general, Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahoe, honored and recognized military heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence […]

USDA Awards $5.76 million In Excellence Grants

Investment in infrastructure is a needed effort at times, and the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $5.76 million for four 1890 Centers of Excellence grants. — By Brian Hurlburt, Magnifying Excellence Podcast, Founder and Host. The institutions receiving the 1890 Centers of Excellence awards are Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama; Southern University, […]

Annika Sorenstam – How a Shy Girl Grew Up Not to Fear Excellence (#15)

During this episode, Annika Sorenstam, arguably the greatest women’s golfer in history, and also a huge success in business and philanthropy, shares her journey of Excellence like she never has before. What an episode and one you shouldn’t miss. And today, she reveals her journey of Excellence that includes: Overcoming shyness A willingness to never […]

Bombardier Earns FAA Diamond Award of Excellence

Bombardier, a global leader in aviation, earned the highest recognition in aviation maintenance. Five U.S.-based services centers earned 2020 Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award of Excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration. —By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. The AMT Diamond Award of Excellence is presented to organizations that provide 100 per cent […]