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WASHINGTON-The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Association Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members.  
Those honored at the national level received regional-level recognition in their respective categories earlier in the year.  The regional-level awardees were the sole contenders for the national-level ACCT Association Awards.  The ACCT Association Awards were presented during the ACCT Awards Gala on Friday, October 7, at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans.  Awardees were announced live during the gala on ACCT's Twitter @CCTrustees
Washington, D.C. - New officers and members of the ACCT Board of Directors were elected during the 2016 ACCT Leadership Congress in New Orleans, on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7.
As the event drew to a close Saturday, incoming ACCT Chair Bakari Lee said the association will "promote service to our country through the improvement of the nation's community colleges." 
A trustee of Hudson County Community College in New Jersey, Lee said that his platform as ACCT chair would involve a focus on at-risk men of color, including African American and Latino males, and working student mothers. 









As the College Promise movement continues to gain momentum, the 1,700 community college trustees, presidents and other leaders convening in New Orleans for the 2016 ACCT Leadership Congress were urged to consider how such programs could best meet the distinct characteristics of their own communities. 

The 2016 ACCT Symposium on Student Success, launched yesterday in New Orleans, brought together community college leaders and advocates to focus on workforce development and new research on vulnerable student populations, including working students, parents, and minorities. 
"This is a time for focus," ACCT Chair Roberto Zárate told Symposium attendees. "There's a real discussion around the country about what we are training our communities for."

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Washington, D.C. - The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) commend Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) for their inclusion of a provision to reinstate Year-Round Pell Grants in the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill.

For community college students, the Federal Pell Grant program remains by far the most important student aid program. Pell Grants assist more than seven million postsecondary students each year, and approximately one-third of these students attend community colleges. Pell Grants represent the federal government's commitment to ensuring that qualified students from all income levels are able to afford college.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Tomorrow, Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors Chair-Elect Bakari G. Lee, Esq. will deliver the commencement address to the 47th graduating class of Bergen Community College in Paramus, N.J.

"Bakari Lee is an accomplished and inspiring leader," said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown. "He is an aspirational figure for Bergen's graduating class and continuing students, exhibiting a true commitment to the mission of community colleges and to his home state of New Jersey."

April 25, 2016 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to share with the nation's community college leaders that the White House today will announce a new $100 million competition to advance the drive to make a community college education universally available and connect Americans to in-demand jobs.