2009 April 6 - 12:00 am
HONORS & AWARDS
- Carroll Community College in Westminster, Md., has been selected to receive the 2009 Datatel Partners in Excellence Award for two-year institutions. Datatel, Inc. annually grants an award to one two-year college and one four-year school among its client base. CCC will be recognized at the Datatel User’s Group Conference, where college representatives will be presented with a $4,000 check and a commemorative plaque. The college received this honor because of its active participation in the Datatel community, advancement of higher education issues, innovative information technology practices and development of stronger services for faculty, staff and students.
- The Allegheny County (Pa.) Council honored Carlos T. Carter by presenting him with a proclamation during the body’s March 3 meeting. Carter, an alumnus of the Community College of Allegheny County and member of the county Diversity Advisory Board, was recognized for his civic and community leadership. In addition to his work with the college, Carter serves as a member of the Ambridge (Pa.) Community Council and of Ambridge’s Concerned Parents and Community Members organization. He is a program mentor at Perry Traditional Academy and a financial literacy instructor for Urban Youth Action. Carter also serves on the board of directors of Holy Family Institute, and his family has acted as a host family for children in need.
- Collin (Texas) College President Cary Israel has been named the national Pacesetter of the Year by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. This award is the most prestigious honor presented by the council. It recognizes a chief executive officer at a community college who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and support of college communications and marketing. Israel received the regional Pacesetter of the Year award from District 4 in October and was nominated along with six other district winners from around the country for the national competition.
- Lesley Fredericks, a professor and program director at Camden County College, has received an Educational Opportunity Fund Champion Award from the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund. EOF programs support students from low-income or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Each year, administrators, faculty and staff members who consistently champion the EOF cause are honored by the organization. Fredericks, a full-time instructor since 2001, was honored for her work with EOF students and for consistently going “above and beyond normal work hours.”