Hutchinson, Kan. – Hutchinson Community College has announced that Dr. Edward Berger, President of HCC, was honored as a recipient of the prestigious Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award by Phi Theta Kappa. He was honored at the annual PTK convention on April 24-26 in Orlando, Florida.
The Bennett Award recognizes retiring college presidents, campus CEOs and state community college directors, based on outstanding support provided to Phi Theta Kappa over many years. Winners must be nominated by their local PTK chapter, and go through a rigorous selection process to be selected as an honoree.
Berger, who has been a tireless advocate for the PTK program at both HCC and statewide, was inducted into the HCC Kappa Gamma chapter as an honorary lifetime member at the annual chapter induction ceremony held in February.
Berger was also honored by the District Phi Theta Kappa group as the recipient of the College Presidents Award for 2014 for the Kansas District.
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