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Dr. Louis Woodruff, Mercer County Symphonic Band Director and Adjunct Faculty Member at MCCC, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award


West Windsor, N.J. – Dr. Louis Woodruff, a long-time adjunct faculty member in Mercer County Community College’s Music department and the director of the Mercer County Symphonic Band, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National College Testing Association (NCTA).  The award was presented last month at the 12th Annual NCTA Conference in San Diego.

NCTA is a 1700-member organization with representatives from more than 600 colleges and 50 corporations involved with the testing industry. In addition to teaching at MCCC, Dr. Woodruff teaches Psychology at Bucks County Community College where he recently retired as Testing Director.

Dr. Woodruff recently stepped down as the President of NCTA, having served on the Governing Board for the past seven years. During his term he led the development of a National Test Center Certification Program, established a Grant Program to fund State and regional testing organizations, developed the concept for an NCTA professional journal, expanded the organization’s membership and governing structures, and increased membership by more than eighty percent.

Prior to that, Dr. Woodruff spent twenty years at Educational Testing Service.  During that time he worked on the development of a program to identify the nation’s most talented high school performing artists, implemented the first multi-state electronic testing system, managed over two thousand test centers worldwide, and launched the first domestic and international computer-based testing networks.  The specifications and procedures he developed have become the operational standards for the computer delivery of high stakes examinations.

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