ACCT Regional Awards

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), in its regional awards program, annually recognizes one trustee, equity program, chief executive officer, faculty member, and professional board staff member in each of its five regions for their tremendous contributions to community colleges. Up to 25 ACCT Regional Awards are announced each year immediately prior to the Annual ACCT Leadership Congress. Regional Awardees are presented with their awards during the ACCT Leadership Congress, and then one awardee from each of the five categories is recognized with ACCT's Annual Association Awards during the Annual ACCT Awards Gala.

One Recipient from Each of Five Regions

  • Trustee (Trustee Leadership Award)

  • Board/CEO Team (Equity Award)

  • Chief Executive Officer (Chief Executive Officer Award)

  • Faculty Member (Faculty Member Award)

  • Professional Board Staff Member (Professional Board Staff Member Award)

Current ACCT Regional Awardees

ACCT congratulates the 2019 ACCT Regional Award recipients for their outstanding work. 

Those recognized at the regional level will contend for the national-level recognition of the following ACCT Association Awards: 2019 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award; 2019 Charles Kennedy Equity Award; 2019 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Award; 2019 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award; and 2019 ACCT Professional Board Staff Member Award. 

One outstanding award recipient in each category will be announced during the Annual ACCT Awards Gala on Friday, October 18 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco in conjunction with the 50th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress.

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Trustee Leadership Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Edward Mathein, Jackson College, Mich.

NORTHEAST REGION: William Netchert, Hudson County Community College, N.J.

PACIFIC REGION: Gladys Christensen, Central Arizona College, Ariz.

SOUTHERN REGION: Donald Wilson, Piedmont Community College, N.C.

WESTERN REGION: J. Robert Collins, Collin College, Texas 

Equity Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Oakton Community College Ill.

NORTHEAST REGION: Harrisburg Area Community College, Pa. 

PACIFIC REGION: Pima Community College District, Ariz.

Chief Executive Officer Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Timothy Nelson, Northwestern Michigan College, Mich.

NORTHEAST REGION: Sandra Kurtinitis, Community College of Baltimore County, Md.

PACIFIC REGION: David Beyer, Everett Community College, Wash.

SOUTHERN REGION: Mary Thornley, Trident Technical College, S.C.

WESTERN REGION: William Serrata, El Paso Community College, Texas

Faculty Member Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: John Sands, Moraine Valley Community College, Ill.

NORTHEAST REGION: Sonia Pruneda-Hernandez, Montgomery College, Md.

PACIFIC REGION: Amelia Phillips, Highline College, Wash.

SOUTHERN REGION: Ray Snyder, Trident Technical College, S.C.

WESTERN REGION: Michael Roeber, Northeast Community College, Neb

Professional Board Staff Member Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION: Karen Campbell, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Wis.

NORTHEAST REGION: Jean McAlister, Atlantic Cape Community College, N.J.

SOUTHERN REGION: Kim Boatwright, Midlands Technical College, S.C. 

WESTERN REGION: Leslie Gallagher, Lee College, Texas


To see the past Regional Awards Recipients, click here for a complete listing.