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March 19, 2009

Date: March 19, 2009
Media Contacts: Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022; Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970

Montgomery College’s Dr. Mary Kay Shartle-Galotto Honored as One of Maryland’s Top 100 Women
College Administrator Recognized By The Maryland Daily Record Newspaper

Montgomery College Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Services Dr. Mary Kay Shartle-Galotto has been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Maryland Daily Record, a statewide business newspaper. The Top 100 Women are recognized for their professional achievement, leadership in their community and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring.

Past recipients of this award include former Montgomery College President Dr. Charlene Nunley, Maryland's U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen.

“It is truly an honor to receive this special recognition, and I am proud to share this special award with such outstanding women,” Dr. Mary Kay Shartle-Galotto said. “It is especially meaningful to me that I am able to represent the achievements and leadership of so many talented women in education.”

Dr. Shartle-Galotto has held the executive vice president for Academic and Student Services position since her appointment in February of 2003. In this role she serves as the chief academic officer of the College’s three campuses and has administrative oversight for the College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education.  Previously, she was vice president and provost of the Rockville Campus.

In addition, Dr. Shartle-Galotto, who resides in Potomac, served for four years as the Rockville Campus instructional dean for humanities and social sciences and as an acting instructional dean. She also worked for 15 years in a variety of faculty and staff positions throughout the College, and prior to her time at MC, she spent 14 years teaching English, reading, and special education in the Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Baltimore County Public Schools.

She is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Montgomery, and she serves as a board member for the Strathmore Hall and Music Center and as a councilmember for the Arts and Humanities Council for Montgomery County. Some of her community service work has included Potomac Rotary and the American Association of University Women.

Dr. Shartle-Galotto has a Ph.D. in counseling and development from The American University. She earned a M.Ed. in special education from The George Washington University, an M.L.A. in liberal arts from The Johns Hopkins University, and an A.B. in English from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, Maryland.

On May 11, The Daily Record will recognize Dr. Shartle-Galotto and the other recipients of the 2009 Maryland’s Top 100 Women honor at an awards ceremony at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. The event begins with a reception from 5 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 443-524-8100 or visit online at and click on events.

This is the 14th year The Daily Record has produced the Maryland’s Top 100 Women program. The full list of the 2009 Top 100 Women is attached or can be viewed at

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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