The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) recently announced the recipients of its annual Regional Awards for community college trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff members.
Montgomery College Professor Tammy Peery is the recipient of the Northeast Region Faculty Member Award. Regional winners were presented with their awards this week during the ACCT Leadership Congress in Las Vegas.
“I am deeply honored that the College nominated me for this recognition,” said Peery, who has taught at the College since 1998. “It is a joy and a privilege to work with many excellent teams of MC faculty, staff, students, and administrators, particularly those involved in the English/Reading department, general education, online learning, and accreditation.”
Montgomery College is also the recipient of the Northeast Region Equity Award. The Equity Award recognizes exemplary commitment by a governing board or governing board and president of an ACCT member two-year post-secondary institution board. The awarded institutions were able to achieve equity in their education programs and services and in the administration and delivery of those programs and services.
“Community colleges are one-of-a-kind institutions committed to open-access, high-quality higher education for all Americans,” said ACCT Chair and Hudson County Community College Vice Chair Bakari G. Lee, Esq. “This year’s regional ACCT awardees represent the most outstanding people and programs from throughout the country, and we are pleased to be able to bring attention to them.”
Peery was named the Distance Educator of the Year in Higher Education by the Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA) in 2010. She was also selected as a recipient of the Chair Academy’s 2013 International Exemplary Leadership Award, which recognizes the recipient’s “ability to advance academic and administrative leadership at his or her organization.”
Peery added, “Working together, we innovate in our classrooms and programs so that our incredible students have equitable, and often individualized, access to cutting edge learning strategies and support on their educational journeys.”
Peery earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and a master’s degree from North Carolina State University. She lives in Mount Airy with her husband and two daughters. Other honors include nominee for CASE U.S. Professor of the Year, 2013 and 2014; Germantown Campus Excellence in Teaching Award nominee, 2013; NISOD Excellence winner, 2009 and 2015 and Faculty Outstanding Service Award winner, 2008 and 2014.
ACCT is the nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees of community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond.