Lake Erie College to honor local leaders with Distinguished Citizen of the Western Reserve Award
Lake Erie College will honor two area leaders who are achieving success and making an impact locally. Henry E. (Skip) Flanagan Jr. and Patrick S. Mullin are being recognized as “Distinguished Citizens of the Western Reserve” at an event to be held at the Kirtland Country Club May 22 starting at 6 p.m.
To be considered as a candidate for this honor, individuals must exemplify the three pillars to Lake Erie College; tradition, excellence and service. They must work or reside in the Western Reserve, make a notable contribution to the community or region in the areas of service, philanthropy, business, education arts or healthcare, and uphold high moral standards.
“Skip and Patrick have given generously of their time, talent and resources for the betterment of the region,” said Michael T. Victor, president of Lake Erie College. “We are delighted to highlight their accomplishments and service.”
Flanaganhas served as headmaster of Western Reserve Academy in Hudson since 1982.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a master of science in education from Harvard University and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Flanagan has devoted more than 26 years to education at places such as Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Conn., Princeton, the Peddie School and an educational foundation located in Ann Arbor, Mich.
He currently serves as chair of the English-Speaking Union's Secondary School Exchange Program, is on the advisory board of Carney, Sandoe & Associates in Boston, is past chairman of The Association of Boarding Schools in Washington, D.C. and past president of the national Headmasters' Association.
Mullin is a certified public accountant and managing partner for the northern Ohio practice of Deloitte & Touche. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kent State University, where he serves as vice chair of the board of trustees.
Mullin also currently serves as chairman of the board of Downtown Cleveland Partnership, president of the Cleveland Zoological Society and is a member of other boards, including the Cleveland Scholarship Program and University Hospital of Cleveland.
Those interested in recognizing these outstanding individuals for their contributions to the Western Reserve should contact Missy Yates at 440.375.7250 or email@example.com. Tickets are $200 per person which includes a tax deductible donation towards scholarships for Lake Erie College students. A reception begins at 6p.m. with dinner following at 7:00 p.m. The evening will conclude with the presentation of awards at 8 p.m.