Urban League of Greater Hartford Honors Goodwin, Scheinberg
Goodwin College’s continual efforts to provide career-focused educational opportunities to “the undiscovered student” have been recognized with the Business Excellence Award from the Urban League of Greater Hartford.
On Friday, November 1, the Urban League held “A Night at the Bellagio” at the Hartford Marriot, a casino-themed evening to celebrate people and institutions that align with the organization’s goals to provide equal opportunities to all.
Goodwin President Mark Scheinberg, as well as the College as a whole, was one of a handful of honorees for the evening. Scheinberg could not attend as the result of a Young Presidents Organization gathering in Mumbai, India. In his place, a contingent of Goodwin ambassadors attended the upscale event.
Todd Andrews, Goodwin College Vice President of Economic and Strategic Development, accepted the award on behalf of Scheinberg and the College. Congressman John B. Larson, a good friend to Goodwin and a native of East Hartford, presented the award.
“Tonight, I am thrilled to offer my congratulations to the Greater Hartford Urban League as it celebrates its 49th Equal Opportunity Day Dinner, and I am pleased to present President Mark Scheinberg and Goodwin College with the Business Excellence Award,” Congressman Larson said in his remarks. “Just as the Greater Hartford Urban League has provided excellent services and support to our communities for nearly 50 years, Goodwin College under President Scheinberg’s direction has provided our students with the education they need to excel in today’s workforce.”
Larson represents Connecticut’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Hartford and East Hartford.
“I am honored to have such an outstanding institution in my district, and I know that Goodwin College and President Scheinberg’s vision will continue to propel our students towards meaningful and rewarding careers for years to come,” Larson said.
The honor is the latest of several bestowed on President Scheinberg. His accolades include the 2012 East Hartford Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award, the Hartford Business Journal 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2011 Paul Harris Award from the East Hartford Rotary Club.