FACC President's Award Presented to Dr. Pappas

(Bradenton, Fla. Nov. 16, 2007) -- Manatee Community College (MCC) President Dr. Sarah H. Pappas was awarded the President's Award for Professional Excellence Fri., Nov. 16, at the Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) statewide convention in Orlando.

The prestigious award was established to recognize a Florida community college president who has demonstrated professional administrative excellence; been an advocate of community colleges in Florida's higher education system; and has achieved a level of success in their respective college that has prompted attention from or emulation by other institutions.

Pappas was nominated by Dr. Mike Mears, MCC dean of instruction of the division of mathematics, science, technology and business. Mears was joined at the awards breakfast by a dozen MCC employees from various college departments and Starloe Galletta, an MCC graduate who provided a letter of support for Pappas' award.

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