Fortis College in Landover President Don McMullen to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Maryland Association of Private Colleges & Career Schools

LANDOVER, Md. — Fortis College in Landover President Don McMullen has dedicated most of his professional career to education and the organizations that support career education and training.

On Friday, December 12, McMullen will receive a Distinguished Service-Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland Association of Private Colleges and Career Schools (MAPCCS) for his more than 40 years of service to the education sector. The award will be presented during the MAPCCS annual conference at The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport (1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090).

McMullen attended his first association meeting in 1969, when MAPCCS was known as the Chesapeake and Potomac Association of Schools. While the association’s name changed a few times over the intervening years,
McMullen’s commitment to its causes never wavered. He has served on the Board of Directors and as Chair of many committees, along with terms as the association’s President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

MAPCCS offers a grant to private career college students named for Jack Tolbert, who founded the original Medix campus in Towson, Md., that now is part of the Fortis network of colleges and institutes. When the state was poised to de-fund the Tolbert Grant in 2010, McMullen made several trips to Annapolis to testify for it.

“I believe very strongly in grants such as this that provide educational opportunities to students who might not otherwise be able to attend school,” McMullen says. “Testimony before senators and delegates and meetings with the Speaker helped pave the way for those funds to be restored in the state budget.”

About Fortis College, Landover
The Fortis College, Landover campus, located at 4351 Garden City Drive, Landover, MD 20785, is two blocks from the new Carrollton Metro stop. In addition to providing post-secondary, career-focused education to students through a variety of degree and certificate programs that include both Dental Hygiene and Expanded Function Dental Assisting, Fortis College, Landover offers programs in fields that include: Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Pharmacy Technician. To learn more about the educational opportunities available, call the campus directly at 301-459-3650, or visit

About Fortis
A post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience, Fortis delivers focused individual career education experiences: Your Life. Powered by Learning. The Fortis network offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 45 schools in 15 states. Fortis College and Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, business and technology and various trades. Fortis also offers online learning platforms for many of its programs. Each Fortis campus is accredited by a nationally recognized body. Program offerings and accreditations vary by campus. Fortis also is affiliated with the Denver School of Nursing, St. Paul’s School of Nursing and All State Career School. For consumer information, visit to learn more about Fortis educational opportunities.