2018 Regional ACCT Awardees Announced

Outstanding Community College Leaders Receive Regional Awards

August 20, 2018
ACCT Awards

WASHINGTON - The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Regional Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members. The 2018 ACCT Awards program is are sponsored by EdFinancial Services.

ACCT's Regional Awards recognize the tremendous contributions made by community colleges and their leaders to meet the needs of their communities.  
 
"Community colleges are one of our country's national treasures, offering affordable, high-quality higher education for all American people," said ACCT Chair and Edmonds Community College Trustee Emily Yim. "Regional ACCT awardees represent the most outstanding people and programs from throughout the United States."

"Recognizing the outstanding leaders behind community college is one of the most exciting parts of our year," said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown. "The 2018 awardees reflect the extraordinary commitments and accomplishments of the people who dedicate their lives to helping students succeed. Congratulations to all of this year's awards recipients." 
 
The full list of awardees follows.

2018 Trustee Leadership Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION
Barbara Oilschlager
College of Lake County, Ill.

NORTHEAST REGION
Theresa Sanders
Suffolk County Community College, N.Y.

PACIFIC REGION
Ronald Nishinaka
State Center Community College District, Calif.

SOUTHERN REGION
Karen Moore
Tallahassee Community College, Fla.

WESTERN REGION
Steven Anderson
Northeast Community College, Neb.
 

2018 ACCT Regional Equity Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION
Moraine Valley Community College, Ill.

NORTHEAST REGION
Howard Community College, Md.

PACIFIC REGION
Portland Community College, Ore.

WESTERN REGION
Lee College, Texas

2018 ACCT Regional Chief Executive Officer Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION
Alex Johnson
Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio
 
NORTHEAST REGION
Charlene Dukes
Prince George's Community College, Md.
 
PACIFIC REGION
Henry Shannon
Chaffey College, Calif.

SOUTHERN REGION
Stephen Scott
Wake Technical Community College, N.C.
 
WESTERN REGION
Shirley Reed
South Texas College, Texas
 

2018 ACCT Regional Faculty Member Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION
Kevin Butt
Iowa Valley Community College District, Iowa
 
NORTHEAST REGION
Venancio Fuentes
County College of Morris, N.J.

PACIFIC REGION
Alma Meza
Renton Technical College, Wash.

SOUTHERN REGION
Ashley Hagler
Gaston College, N.C.
 
WESTERN REGION 
Maria Alvarez
El Paso Community College, Texas
 

2018 ACCT Regional Professional Board Staff Member Award Recipients

CENTRAL REGION
Rebecca Garrison
St. Louis Community College, Mo.

NORTHEAST REGION
Julie Hart
Onondaga Community College, N.Y.

PACIFIC REGION 
Jennifer Delucchi
Los Rios Community College District, Calif.

SOUTHERN REGION  
Trish Villines
North Arkansas College, Ark.

WESTERN REGION 
Diane Reikofski
Northeast Community College, Neb.

Regional ACCT Awards were announced, one region per day, from August 13-17 via ACCT's Twitter account. Follow us @CCTrustees.

Individuals and colleges recognized at the regional level will contend for the national-level recognition of the following ACCT Association Awards: 

  • 2018 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award; 
  • 2018 Charles Kennedy Equity Award; 
  • 2018 Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Award; 
  • 2018 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award; and 
  • 2018 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 26 at the New York Marriott Marquis, in conjunction with the 49th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress