Charlotte, N.C., April 24, 2008 – Global anilox supplier Harper Corporation of America is proud to announce that its founders, Ron and Katherine Harper, have been honored with induction into the National Technical Honor Society Hall of Fame for Educational Excellence. The induction is concurrent with the couple’s winning of the Silver Star Award, which is presented jointly by the American Technical Education Association (ATEA) and the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), and recognizes exceptional support and commitment to advancing postsecondary technical education.
“The sheer volume of what Ron and Katherine Harper have done to further technical education is astonishing,” said Betty Krump, Executive Director of the American Technical Education Association. “Their foresight is amazing, and their philanthropy in talent and funding is incredibly generous.”
Krump flew to Charlotte for a special awards dinner to present the Harpers with the Silver Star Award, which includes a large, framed and matted NTHS Hall of Fame award citation and a handsome medallion.
Rich Wagner, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota, nominated the Harpers for the award. Active NTHS chapters are invited to submit names of heroes who give generously to the students, schools, and other entities that make up the technical community.
Established and maintained by the National Technical Honor Society in collaboration with its partners, the NTHS Hall of Fame for Educational Excellence brings honor and recognition to outstanding educators, business, and civic leaders who have distinguished themselves through service to schools, students, community, state and the nation.
Each inductee's name, photograph, biography, and written tributes from friends and associates are placed in the NTHS Hall of Fame, permanently maintained on the society's Web site with the date, location, and person or organization presenting the award. The Harpers’ lifetimes of commitment, dedication, and excellence will be recorded for posterity and forever recognized by the educational community.
For additional information, please contact Margaret Harper Kluttz at 704.588.3371 or [email protected]