The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is proud to announce that ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown was recognized with the prestigious Bellwether Book Award during the 2013 Community College Futures Assembly on January 29 in Orlando, Florida. "The ACCT Board of Directors couldn't be more pleased about President Brown's well-earned honor," said ACCT Chair Jean Torgeson, a trustee a North Iowa Area Community College.
"This is the first time we've honored someone from within the higher education world with the Bellwether Book Award," said Dale F. Campbell, professor and director of the Community College Futures Assembly and Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida. "We selected First in the World: Community Colleges and America's Future for this distinctive honor because it is a landmark publication-not only as a history of community colleges, but also because it capably puts forth a vision for the future of important work for our community colleges and the students they serve."
The Bellwether Book Award recognizes trend-setting publications determined to be of importance to community colleges. It is a complement to the Bellwether Awards program, which showcases the competitively selected leading-edge programs in community-college practice worthy of replicating.