Excellence Award Honors Quality Educational Access

Providing equal education opportunities for all is a complicated task and there are organizations working to make this a reality. The NPEA/Cooke Award for Excellence in Educational Access recognizes an NPEA member organization or program that has made a notable difference in the lives of historically marginalized students. Here’s the 2020 winner. –By Brian Hurlburt, […]

Appropriate 5 Reasons to Honor the Excellence of Rap Group Whodini

Five Minutes of Funk is probably Whodini’s “anthem”, so it is appropriate that BET chose to honor the group by providing “5 reasons” to honor the Excellence of the group upon the passing of group co-founder John “Ecstasy” Fletcher last week. –By Brian Hurlburt, Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. It has been a difficult year and […]

Autoweek Tells Story of How Porsche Achieved Le Mans Excellence

Just hearing the word “Porsche” conjures up images of Excellence. The iconic car maker has set the Standard of Excellence at the 24-hour Le Mans and now Autoweek tells the story about how the company and its drivers have won the race a record 19 times since 1970. –By Brian Hurlburt, Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. […]

New Award Recognizes Excellence in Disability Entrepreneurial Leadership

Excellence is all around us and a Chicago non-profit is now seeking out those with disabilities who exude Excellence. The award recognizes a Member of Advancing Leadership who is an entrepreneur and is building a business, nonprofit or social enterprise that makes a positive impact on their community. –By Brian Hurlburt, Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. […]

Excellence In Clean and Drinking Water Infrastructure

Excellence is a topic that comes up plenty in sports, business and entertainment plenty, but this recognition of Excellence could be our most important yet: the Environmental Protection Agency has recognized 58 projects for Excellence in Clean and Drinking Water Infrastructure. –By Brian Hurlburt, Host, Magnifying Excellence podcast. The projects honored for excellence and innovation […]

Forbes.com Reveals How to Quickly Achieve Entrepreneurial Excellence

Forbes.com features a business council that offers advise to business people and recent post headlined featured the word Excellence. If you have been following along, then you know that means I have to highlight it. The article, “How To Quickly Reach Excellence As An Entrepreneur”, featured several tips for aspiring business men and women. Here’s […]

Stanford Coach Defined by ‘Sustained Excellence’

The headline reminded us about how Magnifying Excellence Season 1 guest and baseball hall of famer Greg Maddux defined Excellence. More on this definition later, but the recent headlined that grabbed my attention was, “Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer defined by sustained excellence.” Here’s why. –By Brian Hurlburt, Magnifying Excellence Podcast host. Maddux’ definition […]

A Goal of No Goals – Here’s the Panthers Goaltending Excellence Department

This news is exactly in line with everyting we are about at the Magnifying Excellence Podcast and xlete.com: the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League have created a “Goaltending Excellence Department.” –By Brian Hurlburt, Magnifying Excellence. The Panthers released the following statement and information about the potentially groundbreaking department: “The Panthers first-of-its-kind department will […]

Michaels Wins Ford Frick Broadcasting Excellence Award

Announcer Al Michaels has exuded Excellence calling games and events for decades in now he has been recognized with the 2021 Ford C. Frick Award winner, which was announced on MLB Network on Dec. 9, 2020. The award is voted on by a panel of 12 living Frick Award recipients and three broadcast historians/columnists. He […]