Junior Achievement of Southwest New England has announced the selection of Goodwin College president Mark Scheinberg as one of its 2016 Business Hall of Fame Laureates. He will share the honor with Edible Arrangements International founder and CEO Tariq Farid and Farmington Bank chairman and CEO John J. Patrick. Junior Achievement honors Hall of Fame Laureates for their leadership, success in business, and community involvement. Past recipients include entrepreneurs, CEOs, and presidents of both public and private companies, who have achieved extraordinary successes and continue to help shape Connecticut.
In his January 11 letter, event committee member Jeffrey Hoffman of the Hoffman Auto Group remarked, “I know that this award will bring even more awareness to Mark’s incredible contributions to the higher education landscape in Connecticut, and at the same time highlight Goodwin College’s commitment to hard-working people looking to transform their lives through education.”
Upon learning of the distinction, Scheinberg said, “It really is an honor to be recognized along with Mr. Farid and Mr. Patrick. We are all working to strengthen the economies in our communities and our region. Goodwin uses education to instill confidence and self-awareness in our students so that they are prepared to contribute to the workforce and take the important next steps in their careers.”
The new inductees will be honored at the 36th Annual Business Hall of Fame dinner at the Downtown Hartford Marriott on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.