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LCC Staff Member Receives Award of Excellence from National Organization

August 18, 2014

Lansing, MICH – The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) announced that Lansing Community College’s Benita Duncan will receive the 2014 Central Regional Professional Board Staff Member Award for exemplary service to the school.

"Benita has continuously stepped up to support the challenges and initiatives that LCC leadership has undertaken in recent years," says Larry Meyer, chairman of the LCC Board of Trustees. "She is well-deserving of recognition for her professionalism and commitment to excellence in furthering the mission of Lansing Community College."

With three campuses across Mid Michigan, LCC serves a six-county area with 15 intermediate school districts. LCC expects a student population of more than 18,000 to attend classes in 2014-2015 and is Michigan’s third-largest community college.

Duncan has been employed by Lansing Community College for more than 21 years. She joined the LCC staff following graduation from Howard University. In April 2006, following a competitive selection process, Duncan was appointed by the LCC Board of Trustees to serve as the administrative assistant to the board.

Duncan will receive the award, given annually by the ACCT, at the 45th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress in Chicago from Oct. 22-25, 2014. As a regional award recipient, Duncan will contend for honors from the ACCT on the national level.

“All who work around her are motivated by her dedication to the mission of LCC and her cooperative spirit,” Meyer said. “Her accomplishments are impressive and worthy of this recognition.”

Founded in 1972, the ACCT represents more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees at 1,200 community, technical and junior colleges in the United States and beyond. The ACCT Regional Awards honor trustees, equity programs, chief executive officers, faculty members, and professional board staff for their commitment and leadership.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 20,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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