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NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business names Garren Colvin the 2016 Dr. Tom Cate Distinguished MBA Alumni Award recipient

Garren Colvin

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University’s Haile/US Bank College of Business is pleased to announce St. Elizabeth Healthcare President and CEO Garren Colvin ('96) as the recipient of the 2016 Dr. Tom Cate Distinguished MBA Alumni Award.

“Our alumni give back to our community in important ways, and nobody exemplifies that commitment more than Garren,” said Dr. Rebecca I. Porterfield, dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business. “He has dedicated his personal and professional life to improving the health of our community, and we are pleased to recognize his significant accomplishments.”

Colvin joined St. Elizabeth Healthcare in 1983 while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Thomas More College. In 1996, he received a Master of Business Administration at NKU.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the boards of Thomas More College, Tri-State Healthcare Laundry, St. Elizabeth Board of American Nursing Home Care, and the American Heart Association Cincinnati Chapter. Transitions Inc. recently awarded him the “Heroes Against Heroin” humanitarian award for his dedicated work in the fight against heroin in the community. 

“Garren’s commitment to St. Elizabeth is matched only by his deep commitment to his family and to his community. His commitment is to make Northern Kentucky one of the healthiest communities in the nation,” said Dr. James Votruba, president of the St. Elizabeth Foundation and President Emeritus at NKU. “Garren has earned the respect and trust of St. Elizabeth physicians and associates, as well as that of the community. St. Elizabeth’s future is brighter with him at the helm.”

The Dr. Tom Cate Distinguished NKU MBA Alumni Award was created to recognize alumni who have achieved high distinction in their chosen fields of endeavor, are respected and acknowledged as leaders in their community, and have shown a true devotion to their family.

Previous recipients include Heritage Bank Chief Financial Officer Jay Shelton; McD Concrete President Sen. Chris McDaniel; Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Director Jeeva Kumar; and Hillenbrand, Inc. CFO Eric Teegarden. 

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