Drexel’s Kenneth Hartman Receives PACAC’s Partner In Education Award

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Kenneth Hartman, director of academic affairs at Drexel eLearning, was recently selected as the 2006 recipient of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling’s (PACAC) Partner in Education Award. This award was created in 1998 to recognize a person outside the PACAC membership for outstanding contribution to, and support of, post-secondary education.

Kenneth Hartman, director of academic affairs at Drexel eLearning, was recently selected as the 2006 recipient of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling’s (PACAC) Partner in Education Award. This award was created in 1998 to recognize a person outside the PACAC membership for outstanding contribution to, and support of, post-secondary education.

“It was a pleasure to announce Dr. Hartman as the recipient for this award, as his professional accomplishes over the past 25 years truly define the spirit of the award,” said Chuck Bachman, president of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling. “Dr. Hartman represents the true nature of the award by initiating and creating innovative ways to educate students and families on the important transition from secondary to post-secondary education, and for his commitment to educational equity and access for all students.”

Hartman has served as a university professor, academic administrator, and educational consultant at several leading universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, New York Institute of Technology, and Widener University. He is also the on-air technology contributor for WCAU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia, where he recently created, planned and co-hosted two live “College Call-Ins,” during which viewers called-in their questions to admissions and financial aid experts (including PACAC members).

“I’m truly honored to receive this award, and accept it on behalf of my colleagues at Drexel eLearning and NBC-10 who are equally committed to helping all students plan for college,” said Hartman.

Hartman was presented the award at PACAC’s annual conference that was held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center on June 18th.

About Drexel e-Learning:

Drexel e-Learning, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drexel University and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America's Best Colleges” for 2006. It specializes in innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the U.S. and abroad. A pioneer in online education, Drexel University has offered programs online since 1997.

About the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC):

The Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) is a professional organization dedicated to encouraging, advocating, and facilitating equal access to post secondary education, fostering communication among students, families, professionals and institutions, and promoting professional development. Working within the guidelines, professional policies, and positions of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), PACAC promotes the worth and dignity of individuals through educational programs that contribute to the growth and well-being of a changing society.

For more information about Drexel e-Learning’s programs, visit http://www.drexel.com, call (877) 215-0009, or e-mail.

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