Stephen H. Can from New Hope, Pa., will be awarded this years Jefferson Citation.
The award was approved at Jefferson Community Colleges board of trustees meeting Tuesday.
Mr. Can, who is also JCCs commencement speaker, graduated from the college in 1980 with an A.S. in business administration. According to a press release, he transferred to SUNY Plattsburgh, where he got a bachelors degree in accounting. He also has a masters degree in finance with honors from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
The press release stated he is the founding managing director and Global Fund co-head for Strategic Partners, which is a private equity division of Credit Suisse.
In 2007, he established the Jefferson-Can Scholars Program for first-year students from Jefferson and Lewis counties in the top 15 percent of their graduating high school class.