SCC Press Release

SCC Trustee Nabulsi Receives Regional Community College Leadership Award

Southeastern Community College Board of Trustee member Moudy Nabulsi of Fort Madison, IA has been named the 2011 recipient of the Central Regional Trustee Leadership Award by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).  This is a significant honor as the Central Region is comprised of the states of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario. 

Mr. Nabulsi has a distinguished record of service and commitment to SCC and community colleges within Iowa and across the country. He has served as an SCC trustee for 18 years and is the current Board Chairperson. In addition he has represented SCC on the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees since 1997. Nationally, Mr. Nabulsi serves on ACCT’s Diversity Committee.

SCC Board Vice Chairperson Brian Roth states: “Moudy is a tireless advocate for community college students and their success.  He is a committed community volunteer and works hard to enhance the economic vitality of southeastern Iowa and create jobs for community college graduates.”  Mr. Nabulsi was the 2002 recipient of the John P. Kibbie Award, the highest honor given to a Trustee in the state of Iowa.

During Mr. Nabulsi’s time on the SCC Board of Trustees, SCC has enjoyed considerable growth. Notable achievements include SCC’s partnership with the Community Health Center in West Burlington, the Regional Emergency Response and Fire Sciences Facility in Fort Madison, the opening of SCC learning centers in Fort Madison and Mount Pleasant, a number of facility additions on the Keokuk and West Burlington campuses, and new educational programs.

SCC President Dr. Beverly Simone says: “Moudy is a champion of the community college movement and a staunch advocate for SCC and the students served.  We are pleased that he is being honored with this prestigious award.”

In addition to his service to SCC and community colleges, Mr. Nabulsi has provided his leadership and passion for the betterment of Fort Madison and Southeast Iowa. He has served on numerous boards, committees and civic organizations in areas such as economic development, education and community improvement.

Mr. Nabulsi will be honored with other regional award recipients at a banquet during the ACCT Annual Community College Leadership Congress in Dallas, TX, on October 12.

The ACCT is a non-profit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. It annually honors individuals who have made significant contributions as trustees to promote community colleges.

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