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For Immediate Release (01-24)
Date: March 21, 2001
Contact: Steve Simon 240-567-7952

Montgomery College President Charlene Nunley
Named One of Maryland’s Top 100 Women
Community College Leader Honored by Daily Record Newspaper

Montgomery College President Charlene R. Nunley was named this week one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women for the year 2001 by The Daily Record, a Baltimore-based business newspaper. The awards program recognizes women of achievement who have made a significant impact in the state of Maryland, particularly in the areas of career success and leadership, contributions to their communities, and their work in mentoring other women.

Dr. Nunley has been president of Montgomery College since January 1999. Prior to becoming president, she served as the college's executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Her distinguished career in educational administration includes academic administration, planning, finance, budgeting, and resource development. She also served Montgomery College previously as a professor of Business Administration and Economics.

Under her direction, the College has also implemented faculty development initiatives; developed and implemented the College's appropriate course placement program; created a new honors program for entering freshmen; constructed several new instructional and high technology facilities; and launched a comprehensive and well-funded Information Technology Institute. It also initiated historic partnerships with the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress; and significantly enhanced partnerships and relationships with the public school system, business leaders, and community groups.

She has designed and implemented a unique model of partnership with the public school system to dramatically and directly improve student preparation for college, has authored dozens of papers and contributed to books, and serves on numerous boards.

"Dr. Nunley has provided outstanding leadership to the college," said Gene W. Counihan, a member of the Montgomery College Board of Trustees who nominated Dr. Nunley for the honor. "She has demonstrated an incredible ability to work with all of the college's various constituencies -- its students, faculty and staff, and the extended college community."

A magazine profiling all 100 women will be inserted in the March 24 edition of The Daily Record, and a reception in their honor was held on Tuesday, March 20 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

Montgomery College is the oldest community college in Maryland, serving both Montgomery County and the region for more than 50 years. Over that time, Montgomery College has earned a reputation as one of the best in the nation for its quality and scope of academic programs in the liberal arts, science, business, and technology arenas. The College offers more than 125 degree and certificate programs for students who wish to pursue an associate’s degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, enter into the job market, or upgrade career skills. The College has three main campuses at Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, MD, and satellite facilities for Workforce Development and Continuing Education throughout the Montgomery County.

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