ACCT Regional Honors: Professor Tammy Peery Wins Faculty Award; College Earns Equity Award

Regional Awardees Compete for National-level Recognition Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in Las Vegas

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) recently announced the recipients of its annual Regional Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members.

Montgomery College Professor Tammy Peery is the recipient of the Northeast Region Faculty Member Award. Regional awardees are presented with their awards during the ACCT Leadership Congress September 27 in Las Vegas. “I am deeply honored that the College nominated me for this recognition,” Peery said. “It is a joy and a privilege to work with many excellent teams of MC faculty, staff, students, and administrators, particularly those involved in the English/Reading department, general education, online learning, and accreditation.”

Montgomery College is also the recipient of the Northeast Region Equity Award. The Equity Award recognizes exemplary commitment by a governing board or governing board and president of an ACCT member two-year post-secondary institution board or state board for two-year post-secondary institutions to achieve equity in the college’s education programs and services and in the administration and delivery of those programs and services.

“Community colleges are one-of-a-kind institutions committed to open-access, high-quality higher education for all Americans,” said ACCT Chair and Hudson County Community College Vice Chair Bakari G. Lee, Esq. “This year’s regional ACCT awardees represent the most outstanding people and programs from throughout the country, and we are pleased to be able to bring attention to them.”

Peery was named the Distance Educator of the Year in Higher Education by the Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA) in 2010. She was also selected as a recipient of the Chair Academy’s 2013 International Exemplary Leadership Award, which recognizes the recipient’s “ability to advance academic and administrative leadership at his or her organization.”

Peery added, “working together, we innovate in our classrooms and programs so that our incredible students have equitable, and often individualized, access to cutting edge learning strategies and support on their educational journeys.”

ACCT recognizes the central purpose of our community colleges is teaching and learning; and achievement of excellence in that purpose relates directly to the quality of our faculty. Therefore, ACCT annually presents its Faculty Member Award to say “thank you” to all faculty members.

The 2017 ACCT Awards are sponsored by EdFinancial Services.

About Montgomery College Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

About ACCT Founded in 1972, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is the nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees of community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. ACCT’s purpose is to strengthen the capacity of community, technical, and junior colleges and to foster the realization of their missions through effective board leadership at local, state, and national levels. For more information, visit http://www.acct.org. Follow ACCT on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CCTrustees.

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