LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church to Receive H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award

{mosimage}Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) will honor Dr. Roy A. Church of Lorain County Community College with the H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award at the Team NEO Economic Development Plus Awards to be held June 23, 2010.  The H. Peter Burg award is Team NEO’s highest honor, and commemorates the late chairman and CEO of FirstEnergy Corporation, a regional leader who was the founding chairman of Team NEO.

Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) will honor Dr. Roy A. Church of Lorain County Community College with the H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award at the Team NEO Economic Development Plus Awards to be held June 23, 2010.  The H. Peter Burg award is Team NEO’s highest honor, and commemorates the late chairman and CEO of FirstEnergy Corporation, a regional leader who was the founding chairman of Team NEO.

{mosimage}“Roy Church, president of Lorain County Community College, exemplifies the legacy of Pete Burg,” said Thomas Waltermire, CEO of Team NEO.  “We are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize Roy Church’s commitment to maximizing our region’s resources, proven by his wonderful leadership of Lorain County Community College and his impact on the entire Northeast Ohio region.”

Dr. Church became president of Lorain County Community College in 1987 and his visionary leadership has enabled LCCC to become one of the top-rated community colleges in Ohio.  He has been instrumental in developing many regional partnerships, finding innovative ways to bring people together, maximize resources, and showcase talents. Dr. Church’s regional work has been focused on collaboration, creating dynamic higher education opportunities, and improving access to education. 

One of Dr. Church’s first efforts to promote regionalism was leading the effort to develop the University Partnership.  This collaborative program vastly improved local access to education by offering more than 40 bachelor and master degree programs from 8 area colleges and universities on Lorain County Community College’s Campus, through a program sharing model.  Each semester, more than 3,000 students enroll in the University Partnership. It was this unique initiative that eventually led to the formation of the Innovation Alliance between Lorain County Community College and the University of Akron.   

The Innovation Alliance is further evidence of Dr. Church’s commitment to regionalism.  The two organizations have aligned to accelerate education efficiency, knowledge creation, and economic development across all sectors vital to the success of the region. Recently, the two schools have launched a pilot project to share administrative services and hope to eventually extend this program to other area colleges.  Lorain County Community College also uses program sharing as a way to save costs and offer diverse educational programs to more students, and recently launched an Alternative Energy degree in collaboration with Stark State Community College, Lakeland Community College, and Cuyahoga Community College.

The Innovation Fund represents another example of the importance Dr. Church places on collaboration and regionalism.  This regional fund was created to support early stage entrepreneurial endeavors and emerging technology based companies located throughout Northeast Ohio, and is administered through a network of regional and state higher education, government and economic development partners.  Operated from within the LCCC Foundation and enhanced by GLIDE, the Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise, to date more than $3 million has been awarded to 44 companies who have generated over $25 million of additional investment and revenue growth.

On a civic level, Dr. Church has served in a leadership role with numerous organizations and initiatives.  Regionally, he serves as the Vice Chair of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, on the Fund for Our Economic Future Funders’ Steering Committee, as the co-chair of the Ohio Board of Regents’ Articulation and Transfer Council, as a member of the Governor’s Workforce Policy Advisory Board, and on the Board for the Regional Information Technology Engagement initiative. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Team NEO, WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 Ideastream, NorTech, Business Volunteers Unlimited, the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), among others.

Dr. Church and Lorain County Community College have also played a vital role in the creation of the Mahoning Valley’s Eastern Gateway Community College.  Additionally, it was under Dr. Church’s leadership that Lorain County Community College landed the pilot program for the NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System, making LCCC one of only four community colleges selected nationwide to implement this program.

Past recipients of the H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award include: 2005 – Robert Briggs; 2006 – Jim Griffith; 2007 – Les Vinney; 2008 – Richard Pogue; and 2009 – Congressman Ralph Regula.

In addition to honoring Dr. Roy A. Church, Team NEO will present awards to winners in nine categories, all focused on driving economic development. The Economic Development Plus Awards will be held at the John S. Knight Center in Akron on June 23, 2010. Tables of ten and individual tickets are available, please visit www.ibmag.com/TeamNEO to register. 

Team NEO advances Northeast Ohio’s economy by attracting businesses worldwide to the 16-county Cleveland Plus region.  The organization is a joint venture of the region’s largest metro chambers of commerce.  Since 2007, the organization has attracted 33 new company expansions or relocations, 3,200 new jobs and $100M in annual payroll to Northeast Ohio, leading to a total annual regional payroll benefit of $260M.

LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church to Receive H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award

{mosimage}Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) will honor Dr. Roy A. Church of Lorain County Community College with the H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award at the Team NEO Economic Development Plus Awards to be held June 23, 2010.  The H. Peter Burg award is Team NEO’s highest honor, and commemorates the late chairman and CEO of FirstEnergy Corporation, a regional leader who was the founding chairman of Team NEO.

Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) will honor Dr. Roy A. Church of Lorain County Community College with the H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award at the Team NEO Economic Development Plus Awards to be held June 23, 2010.  The H. Peter Burg award is Team NEO’s highest honor, and commemorates the late chairman and CEO of FirstEnergy Corporation, a regional leader who was the founding chairman of Team NEO.

{mosimage}“Roy Church, president of Lorain County Community College, exemplifies the legacy of Pete Burg,” said Thomas Waltermire, CEO of Team NEO.  “We are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize Roy Church’s commitment to maximizing our region’s resources, proven by his wonderful leadership of Lorain County Community College and his impact on the entire Northeast Ohio region.”

Dr. Church became president of Lorain County Community College in 1987 and his visionary leadership has enabled LCCC to become one of the top-rated community colleges in Ohio.  He has been instrumental in developing many regional partnerships, finding innovative ways to bring people together, maximize resources, and showcase talents. Dr. Church’s regional work has been focused on collaboration, creating dynamic higher education opportunities, and improving access to education. 

One of Dr. Church’s first efforts to promote regionalism was leading the effort to develop the University Partnership.  This collaborative program vastly improved local access to education by offering more than 40 bachelor and master degree programs from 8 area colleges and universities on Lorain County Community College’s Campus, through a program sharing model.  Each semester, more than 3,000 students enroll in the University Partnership. It was this unique initiative that eventually led to the formation of the Innovation Alliance between Lorain County Community College and the University of Akron.   

The Innovation Alliance is further evidence of Dr. Church’s commitment to regionalism.  The two organizations have aligned to accelerate education efficiency, knowledge creation, and economic development across all sectors vital to the success of the region. Recently, the two schools have launched a pilot project to share administrative services and hope to eventually extend this program to other area colleges.  Lorain County Community College also uses program sharing as a way to save costs and offer diverse educational programs to more students, and recently launched an Alternative Energy degree in collaboration with Stark State Community College, Lakeland Community College, and Cuyahoga Community College.

The Innovation Fund represents another example of the importance Dr. Church places on collaboration and regionalism.  This regional fund was created to support early stage entrepreneurial endeavors and emerging technology based companies located throughout Northeast Ohio, and is administered through a network of regional and state higher education, government and economic development partners.  Operated from within the LCCC Foundation and enhanced by GLIDE, the Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise, to date more than $3 million has been awarded to 44 companies who have generated over $25 million of additional investment and revenue growth.

On a civic level, Dr. Church has served in a leadership role with numerous organizations and initiatives.  Regionally, he serves as the Vice Chair of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, on the Fund for Our Economic Future Funders’ Steering Committee, as the co-chair of the Ohio Board of Regents’ Articulation and Transfer Council, as a member of the Governor’s Workforce Policy Advisory Board, and on the Board for the Regional Information Technology Engagement initiative. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Team NEO, WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 Ideastream, NorTech, Business Volunteers Unlimited, the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), among others.

Dr. Church and Lorain County Community College have also played a vital role in the creation of the Mahoning Valley’s Eastern Gateway Community College.  Additionally, it was under Dr. Church’s leadership that Lorain County Community College landed the pilot program for the NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System, making LCCC one of only four community colleges selected nationwide to implement this program.

Past recipients of the H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award include: 2005 – Robert Briggs; 2006 – Jim Griffith; 2007 – Les Vinney; 2008 – Richard Pogue; and 2009 – Congressman Ralph Regula.

In addition to honoring Dr. Roy A. Church, Team NEO will present awards to winners in nine categories, all focused on driving economic development. The Economic Development Plus Awards will be held at the John S. Knight Center in Akron on June 23, 2010. Tables of ten and individual tickets are available, please visit www.ibmag.com/TeamNEO to register. 

Team NEO advances Northeast Ohio’s economy by attracting businesses worldwide to the 16-county Cleveland Plus region.  The organization is a joint venture of the region’s largest metro chambers of commerce.  Since 2007, the organization has attracted 33 new company expansions or relocations, 3,200 new jobs and $100M in annual payroll to Northeast Ohio, leading to a total annual regional payroll benefit of $260M.

LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church to Receive H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award

{mosimage}Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) will honor Dr. Roy A. Church of Lorain County Community College with the H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award at the Team NEO Economic Development Plus Awards to be held June 23, 2010.  The H. Peter Burg award is Team NEO’s highest honor, and commemorates the late chairman and CEO of FirstEnergy Corporation, a regional leader who was the founding chairman of Team NEO.

Team Northeast Ohio (Team NEO) will honor Dr. Roy A. Church of Lorain County Community College with the H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award at the Team NEO Economic Development Plus Awards to be held June 23, 2010.  The H. Peter Burg award is Team NEO’s highest honor, and commemorates the late chairman and CEO of FirstEnergy Corporation, a regional leader who was the founding chairman of Team NEO.

{mosimage}“Roy Church, president of Lorain County Community College, exemplifies the legacy of Pete Burg,” said Thomas Waltermire, CEO of Team NEO.  “We are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize Roy Church’s commitment to maximizing our region’s resources, proven by his wonderful leadership of Lorain County Community College and his impact on the entire Northeast Ohio region.”

Dr. Church became president of Lorain County Community College in 1987 and his visionary leadership has enabled LCCC to become one of the top-rated community colleges in Ohio.  He has been instrumental in developing many regional partnerships, finding innovative ways to bring people together, maximize resources, and showcase talents. Dr. Church’s regional work has been focused on collaboration, creating dynamic higher education opportunities, and improving access to education. 

One of Dr. Church’s first efforts to promote regionalism was leading the effort to develop the University Partnership.  This collaborative program vastly improved local access to education by offering more than 40 bachelor and master degree programs from 8 area colleges and universities on Lorain County Community College’s Campus, through a program sharing model.  Each semester, more than 3,000 students enroll in the University Partnership. It was this unique initiative that eventually led to the formation of the Innovation Alliance between Lorain County Community College and the University of Akron.   

The Innovation Alliance is further evidence of Dr. Church’s commitment to regionalism.  The two organizations have aligned to accelerate education efficiency, knowledge creation, and economic development across all sectors vital to the success of the region. Recently, the two schools have launched a pilot project to share administrative services and hope to eventually extend this program to other area colleges.  Lorain County Community College also uses program sharing as a way to save costs and offer diverse educational programs to more students, and recently launched an Alternative Energy degree in collaboration with Stark State Community College, Lakeland Community College, and Cuyahoga Community College.

The Innovation Fund represents another example of the importance Dr. Church places on collaboration and regionalism.  This regional fund was created to support early stage entrepreneurial endeavors and emerging technology based companies located throughout Northeast Ohio, and is administered through a network of regional and state higher education, government and economic development partners.  Operated from within the LCCC Foundation and enhanced by GLIDE, the Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise, to date more than $3 million has been awarded to 44 companies who have generated over $25 million of additional investment and revenue growth.

On a civic level, Dr. Church has served in a leadership role with numerous organizations and initiatives.  Regionally, he serves as the Vice Chair of the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, on the Fund for Our Economic Future Funders’ Steering Committee, as the co-chair of the Ohio Board of Regents’ Articulation and Transfer Council, as a member of the Governor’s Workforce Policy Advisory Board, and on the Board for the Regional Information Technology Engagement initiative. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Team NEO, WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 Ideastream, NorTech, Business Volunteers Unlimited, the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), among others.

Dr. Church and Lorain County Community College have also played a vital role in the creation of the Mahoning Valley’s Eastern Gateway Community College.  Additionally, it was under Dr. Church’s leadership that Lorain County Community College landed the pilot program for the NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System, making LCCC one of only four community colleges selected nationwide to implement this program.

Past recipients of the H. Peter Burg Regional Vision Award include: 2005 – Robert Briggs; 2006 – Jim Griffith; 2007 – Les Vinney; 2008 – Richard Pogue; and 2009 – Congressman Ralph Regula.

In addition to honoring Dr. Roy A. Church, Team NEO will present awards to winners in nine categories, all focused on driving economic development. The Economic Development Plus Awards will be held at the John S. Knight Center in Akron on June 23, 2010. Tables of ten and individual tickets are available, please visit www.ibmag.com/TeamNEO to register. 

Team NEO advances Northeast Ohio’s economy by attracting businesses worldwide to the 16-county Cleveland Plus region.  The organization is a joint venture of the region’s largest metro chambers of commerce.  Since 2007, the organization has attracted 33 new company expansions or relocations, 3,200 new jobs and $100M in annual payroll to Northeast Ohio, leading to a total annual regional payroll benefit of $260M.

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