Perkins adds national award at ACCT leadership congress

Pam Perkins has now won two awards in recognition of her dedication to SCCC/ATS, one regional and the other national. President Duane Dunn and administrative assistant Pam Perkins recently attended the Association of Community College Trustees annual leadership congress in Dallas, Texas. ACCT gives recognition to elected and appointed trustees. The organization represents more than 6,500 trustees, and Pam Perkins is one of them. At the congress, Perkins was recognized as the central region recipient of the Professional Board Staff Network award. She was given recognition at a luncheon at the ACCT Awards Gala on Oct. 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas. Five total recipients earned regional awards. The other recipients were from Columbia Gorge Community College in Oregon, St. Louis CC in Missouri, Baltimore City CC in Maryland, and Tri-Co. Technical College in South Carolina. That evening Perkins stepped out of the field of five regional candidates and was announced as the winner of the National 2011 ACCT Professional Board Staff Member Award. This award had only one winner, and Perkins was the recipient. “The ACCT Association Awards are among the most prestigious awards any community college, its trustees, presidents, faculty, or staff member can receive,” said ACCT Chair and Long Beach City College Vice President Roberto Uraga. Dunn had nominated Perkins for the award and said he is very proud of her, and is glad that ACCCT recognizes the work and effort that support personnel provide. “I’m very proud of Pam,” Dunn said. “This is an incredible recognition of her professionalism and commitment to our college. She has really promoted that commitment to her peers here at Seward, across the state and in her national organization.”