Montgomery College’s Nancy Nuell Wins National Campus Impact Award

Nancy Nuell, director of grants and sponsored programs at Montgomery College, has been awarded the 2015 Campus Impact Award from the Council for Resource Development, the national organization for community college development professionals.

Nuell guided the successful effort to secure a $15 million grant from the US Departments of Labor and Education. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant is the single largest award in the College’s history. Montgomery College will lead a consortium of 14 Maryland community colleges to develop partnerships with over 40 cyber employers in the state and link low-cost training and education to expanding career opportunities.

“Ms. Nuell was a huge resource for ideas and strategy, working closely with 13 other community colleges on competing for these funds, and was a key part of the development of the proposal,” said Steve Greenfield, dean of business, information technology and safety. “Her understanding of what it really entailed was critical.”

Nuell has been director of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs since 2003. Under her direction, the College has had a remarkable 65-80 percent annual success rate on publicly-funded grant proposals, and has won more than $70 million in grants during her tenure.

The Council for Resource Development (CRD) is an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges, serving over 1,750 members at more than 750 institutions. CRD connects, educates, supports, strengthens and celebrates community college development professionals.

The award recognizes the efforts of individuals that have made a significant positive impact on a community college and the students it serves. Nuell will be honored at the CRD annual meeting in October.

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