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Area financial advisers saluted

May 22, 2011
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors recently received two awards from VR's corporate headquarters. The firm attained the rank of 10th internationally for 2010 and Robert J. McCormack was ranked 8th internationally as an owner. The firm award is presented to the entire office and is based on sales and qualified gross commissions during 2010. In addition, Robert J. McCormack received an award recognizing his success as an owner of the office. These awards are presented by VR Mergers and Acquisitions in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to recognize sales achievement of business intermediaries.

"I am honored to accept these awards on behalf of the entire team at Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors and with appreciation to our clients. It is a privilege to serve our clients, entrepreneurs whom entrust us with one of the most significant life decisions they will make buying or selling a business," commented Robert J. McCormack, president of Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors.

Children's Development Center

names new board member

The Lycoming County Children's Development Center announces the appointment of Carol Sides to the board of directors. Sides graduated from Saint Ann's Academy in Wilkes Barre and Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa., with a bachelor of music degree. She is retired from Robert M. Sides Family Music Center. Sides comes to the board with a wealth of experience from both her years of volunteer work in Lycoming County and her many statewide affiliations. Carol and her husband, Hugh (Pete), have two grown children and two grandchildren. She is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

Former Bucknell

president honored

The Council of Independent Colleges has announced that Brian Mitchell, former president of Bucknell University, has been awarded the 2011 Charles W. Foreman Award for Innovation in Private Higher Education. The award was presented in Chicago in early May during the councils annual state fund conference for executives who head private college consortia in states nationwide.

In receiving the 2011 Foreman Award, Mitchell was cited for a career highlighted by innovative approaches to a wide range of issues facing the independent college sector. As a college president, Mitchell was noted for his vision of the liberal arts, for the development of new interdisciplinary majors, and for working within and outside the university community to enhance town-gown relations through strong campus-community partnerships. Mitchell was also cited for the innovative multi-college collaborative programs he created while serving as president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania.

Mitchell served as president of Bucknell University from 2004 to 2010 and Washington & Jefferson College from 1998 to 2004, as well as president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 1998. He is a past chair of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania, as well as the Pennsylvania Selection Committee for the Rhodes Scholarship, the National Association of Independent College and University Executives, and The Patriot League Council of Presidents. He also served on the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and as a trustee of Washington &Jefferson College. Mitchell currently is chair of the board of trustees of Merrimack College and is a member of the board of the National Merit Scholarship Corp. in Chicago.

The Charles W. Foreman Award was established in 1994 to recognize an individual for leadership and innovative approaches to enhancing the mission of independent colleges and universities. The award honors the recipient's abiding commitment to innovations benefiting the teaching-learning process and for sustained support for collaborative efforts among institutions or organizations. The award is named in honor of Charles Foreman, the late CEO of UPS who played a key role in securing and developing an endowment fund for the council.

 
 
 

 

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