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Date: July 28, 2005
Media Contact: Steve Simon, 301-251-7952; Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970

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Montgomery College President Charlene Nunley Earns Regional
Community College Chief Executive Officer of Year Award

Association of Community College Trustees Names Nunley Northeast Region Honoree;
Award Now Makes Her One of Five Finalists for ACCT’s 2005 National Award

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Montgomery College President Charlene R. Nunley was recently named as the Association of Community College Trustees’ 2005 Northeast Region Chief Executive Officer of the Year.  As the regional award recipient, Dr. Nunley now becomes one of five finalists nationally to represent their region in the running for the association’s selection of the top community college CEO in America, The Marie Y. Martin CEO Award.  That award will be announced and presented on September 9 at the ACCT’s Annual Community College Leadership Congress in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Nunley has been president of Montgomery College since 1999, but has been with the College in a variety of roles since 1979.  As president, she led Montgomery College into the top five community colleges nationally in private fundraising for three consecutive years.  She has successfully positioned the college for much-needed expansion of the college’s oldest and smallest campus, by securing unprecedented levels of state and local capital funding for the ongoing expansion of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.  Also under her leadership, the College is planning to develop on its Germantown Campus a bioscience education center and adjacent science and technology business-park.  Dr. Nunley played a key role in the creation of the Universities at Shady Grove, a popular transfer option for Montgomery College students who wish to stay in the county to complete a four-year degree.  She has been a staunch advocate for preserving the open access mission of community colleges and headed a statewide task force that examined capacity challenges facing Maryland’s public colleges and universities.

Dr. Nunley has earned several other awards and recognitions, as president of Montgomery College.  She has twice been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record Newspaper, was honored as one of Montgomery County’s 30 greatest women in history by the Montgomery County Commission for Women, and was named “Woman of the Year” by Montgomery County Business and Professional Women (BPW).

ACCT is a not-for-profit association composed of more than 7,000 publicly elected and appointed trustees serving on the 650 governing boards of community, junior and technical colleges in the United States, Canada, and England.  Its annual Chief Executive Officer of the Year award is named in honor of Marie Y. Martin, whose professional career epitomizes positive influence on the community college movement at all levels. Martin formerly served as director of the Community College Unit, U.S. Office of Education, and as a chief executive in the Los Angeles Community District.

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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 50,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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