The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), Maryland’s technology council, selected 14 Marylanders for the prestigious Visionary Award on Feb. 23 for contributions to STEM education and technology. NMTC’s sixth award ceremony was attended by 200 leaders in industry, government and education. The awards were given in five categories: Visionary, Leader, Innovator, Mentor and Rising Star.
Dr. Mary Way Bolt, President of Cecil College, was recognized as the Visionary Award winner for her lifelong career in education and health care. She integrates science, technology and the initiative needed to ensure workforce readiness into her vision. During her tenure, Dr. Bolt has ensured that students could ‘credential stack’ – allowing them to tailor their degrees to personal and workforce needs, while they work toward their Associate Degree. She also worked to make certain that the degrees students complete can be seamlessly pursued at the baccalaureate level, including agreements with Drexel University, University of Delaware and Wilmington University.
“We honor remarkable people who continue to play key roles in moving our region forward in the areas of STEM education and technology,” says NMTC Board Chair Michael Parker. “These are individuals who selflessly donate their time and talents to make a difference in their community.”