Date: March 10, 2006
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PNC Earns Honors from United Way of LaPorte County
| Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central recently earned two distinguished honors from the United Way of LaPorte County. PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin was recently elected to director emeritus status and PNC was also named the LaPorte County Company of the Year by the United Way.
“This is the just the second time in the 70-year history of the LaPorte County United Way that we have named a director emeritus,” said Tom Clark, executive director of the LaPorte County United Way.
“Dr. Dworkin has served the United Way in a variety of capacities during the past six years and was our Campaign Chairman in 2002. Our board members cast a unanimous vote at our annual meeting to confer the director emeritus status in recognition of his outstanding contributions to United Way, his civic leadership and voluntary action. We truly appreciate his work on behalf of the United Way and his continuing leadership in all areas of LaPorte County. Dr. Dworkin has been a tireless supporter of volunteerism in LaPorte County.”
Dworkin joins Burton B. Ruby as director emeritus. “We look forward to Dr. Dworkin continuing to provide our board with advice and counsel,” said Clark.
In addition, Purdue North Central has been named the United Way of LaPorte County Company of the Year. This honor recognizes the outstanding voluntary action of the PNC faculty, staff and students.
“PNC has always been a generous contributor to the United Way and we truly appreciate the ongoing commitment of the PNC family,” said Clark. “In addition we know that PNC students, faculty and staff donate many hours of their time and effort to many, many worthy community organizations. We appreciate all that they do to help the people of LaPorte County and this award recognizes that. It is our honor to present this award to Purdue North Central.”