MCC President Awarded Distinguished Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins University

Manchester, Conn., - (May 18, 2009)… Dr. Gena Glickman, president of Manchester Community College was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association.

Dr. Glickman is the fifth President of Manchester Community College and holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a masters degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to her appointment at MCC, Dr. Glickman was the Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Student Development at Elgin Community College, a large comprehensive community college west of Chicago.

Dr. Glickman is a book reviewer for the History of Education Quarterly, a refereed journal; has taught and developed graduate courses for the University of Maryland, College Park; and served as a curriculum consultant for Northern Illinois University’s extension adult education doctoral program.

Her community service includes the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Corporator for Rockville Bank, the Elgin Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee, Baltimore County Education Advisory Board, and MAITI (a statewide IT consortium). In addition, she has presented many times, including at the Elgin Leadership Academy and Rotary organizations, judged for the Daily Herald Student Leadership Awards, and judged for the YWCA Leader’s Award for Racial Justice.

She served as a founding member of the North-West Suburban Chief Academic Officers (CAO) in Illinois; on the Technology Taskforce and the Legislative Taskforce for the statewide CAO group; as co-chair of the Maryland Two- and Four-Year Chief Academic Officers; on the Executive Board of the Maryland Network, Office of Women in Higher Education; as fiscal manager for Maryland Online; on the Executive Committee of the Maryland Association of Higher Education; and as chair of several regional accreditation visits.

The Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumna Award acknowledges those alumni who have typified the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and brought credit to the University through their personal accomplishments, professional achievement or humanitarian service.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

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News Item Posted On: May 18, 2009
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