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Dr. John Logan Honored

Each year the Henderson Community College Board of Directors presents the HCC Board of Directors Service Award to an individual the Board feels has shown outstanding support of the HCC Mission. The award also acknowledges the honoree s leadership, service and meritorious contributions to the region. The 2012 HCC Board of Directors Service Award was presented to Dr. John Logan at the college s May 2012 Graduation Ceremony on May 4th.

Dr. John Logan has a long history of leadership in and commitment to the community and to Henderson Community College. In 1962 Dr Logan joined the Methodist Hospital staff. He has since served as doctor, chief of the medical staff, president of the medical staff, and served as the hospital s medical director. He has played a role in many community initiatives, including the YMCA, the Depot/Tourism Center, and the hospital s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, but it is his exceptional support of HCC that was honored at the Ceremony.

Dr. Logan has played a role in several major fundraising campaigns at the college and the winners of his expertise are HCC s scholarship recipients who appreciate the financial support while completing college. Also a winner is the larger community as they enjoy the HCC Fine Arts Center.

One story told about Dr. Logan s leadership in the fundraising for the Fine Arts Center notes that Dr. Logan, as the campaign chair, and many others had worked furiously to raise the $1 million dollar community contribution needed in time for the state legislature to approve the facility. That was a lot of money and the fundraisers had worked hard to achieve the goal. Local legislators were on top of the situation; all issues had been resolved. The night before the last day of the session, when capital issues were to be brought forward for a vote, David Thomason, the local State Representative, attended one of the late-night celebrations in Frankfort. He was told that the amount Henderson needed to raise was $25,000 more than had already been sent to Frankfort. If the money did not appear by morning, there would be no Fine Arts Center. Representative Thomason called Dr. Logan in the middle of the night and he promised the money would be raised. The next morning the money was there, and the FAC was approved.

Dr. Logan is now leading a new campaign to fund scholarships for Henderson County High School graduates Rotary Colonels to College and is continuing his tradition of service.

Board of Directors Chair Cass Wilson presented the HCC Board of Directors Service Award to Dr. John Logan for his exceptional leadership and support of Henderson Community College.