2021 ACCT Association Award Winners Announced

2021 ACCT Awards Recognize Outstanding Community College Trustee, Equity Program, CEO, Faculty and Professional Board Staff

October 18, 2021

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) on Friday, October 15 presented its 2021 ACCT Association Awards, recognizing outstanding community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members from throughout the nation. The 2021 ACCT Awards program is sponsored by Edamerica.

ACCT's Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by community colleges and their leaders to meet the needs of their communities.  

"Community colleges are uniquely committed to open-access, high-quality higher education for all Americans, as well as a vital pipeline to the jobs that support communities and keep our country going strong," said 2020-21 ACCT Chair and Mohawk Valley Community College Trustee David Mathis. "This year's regional awardees represent the most outstanding people and programs across this great nation." 

"Identifying and recognizing outstanding community college leaders is a highlight of our year," said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown. "The 2021 awardees are among the most dedicated we've seen, reflecting our colleges' tireless commitment to helping students succeed. Congratulations to all of this year's awards recipients." 

The full list of awardees follows. 

M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award 

George Little

Sandhills Community College, N.C

Charles Kennedy Equity Award

Mt. Hood Community College, Ore.

Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Officer Award

Monty E. Sullivan

Louisiana Community & Technical College System, La.

William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award

Kenneth Walz

Madison Area Technical College, Wisc.

Professional Board Staff Member Award

Sara Landreneau Kleinpeter

Louisiana Community & Technical College System, La.

Each of the ACCT Association Awards nominees was one of five Regional ACCT Awards recipients. Regional awards were announced, one region per day, this summer via ACCT's Twitter account, and Association Awards recipients were announced live on via Twitter. Be among the first to know: Follow us @CCTrustees.  

Awards were presented during the 2021 ACCT Leadership Congress, presented at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego, Calif. 

For more information about ACCT Awards, contact awards@acct.org.