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Date: June 16, 2009
Media Contacts: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022

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Montgomery College Vice President and Provost Honored By Washington SmartCEO
Dr. Judy Ackerman Receives “Brava! Women Business Achievement” Award

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Dr. Judy Ackerman, vice president and provost at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, has been selected as one of Washington SmartCEO magazine’s “Brava! Women Business Achievement” Award winners. The winners will be honored July 16, from 6-8 p.m., at the Tower Companies in Rockville, located at 2000 Tower Oaks Blvd. They will also be profiled in the July issue of the magazine.

The Brava! Women Business Achievement Awards celebrate 25 women who are active leaders and role models, believe in building companies that are resources, and who provide services that people can and will rely upon. The award is also based on community involvement through philanthropic acts.

Dr. Ackerman has served her current post since 2003. During more than 30 years of service at the College, she has served as a professor of mathematics, Collegewide honors coordinator, Math Center coordinator, chair of mathematics, and instructional dean of science, engineering and mathematics.
 
Nationally known for her work in community college mathematics education, Dr. Ackerman served as president of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) from 2003-2005. The AMATYC consists of 44 affiliate groups and is the only organization exclusively devoted to providing a forum for the improvement of mathematics instruction in the first two years of college.

Dr. Ackerman is a board member of Rockville Economic Development, Inc. and served on the Rockville Mayor’s Transition Advisory Group in 2008.  She served as honorary co-chair of the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Relay for Life, held on the Rockville Campus. She is also a volunteer for activities of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
 
Dr. Ackerman earned a Ph.D. in mathematics education and an M.A.T. in mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her bachelor’s degree is from Queens College (CUNY) in mathematics, with minors in physics and education.

For more information about SmartCEO and the Brava! Awards or for tickets to the awards ceremony, visit http://www.smartceo.com/content/events.

For general information about Montgomery College, visit http://www.montgomerycollege.edu.

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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 100 areas of study.

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