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Middlesex County College Presents L’Hommedieu Award to Brian Daugherty

Brian-DaughertyBrian Daugherty was presented the L’Hommedieu award during the Fall Convocation at Middlesex County College August 26. The L’Hommedieu award is the highest honor given by the College. It is awarded annually to a person who embodies the citizenship, leadership and humanity of Paige D. L’Hommedieu, the founding board chair of the College.

A strong supporter of Middlesex County College, its Foundation, and its mission of providing a high-quality, affordable education, Mr. Daugherty joined the Foundation Board in 1990 and has guided its finances and investments. He has been the president of the Foundation for five years and was instrumental in its reorganization in 2010.

“Brian was pivotal for the Foundation and the College,” said Thomas Tighe, vice chairman of the College Board of Trustees. “As chairman, he realized the Foundation needed to be reorganized to make sure it remained on solid ground. We couldn’t have had a better chairman.”

Mr. Daugherty, who spent his career in the banking industry, has also served on the Foundation’s Finance Committee and was treasurer.

“I am pleased and honored to receive this award,” Mr. Daugherty said. “But the honor needs to be shared with all of the great people I have had the opportunity to work with, both at the MCC Foundation and the College. Why is the Foundation important to me? At each of our board meetings, we hear from a student who we have helped. Their stories, invariably, say that without the assistance from the Foundation they would not have been able to pursue their college education. This is what the Foundation is all about: helping students achieve their goals.”

Mr. Daugherty has always been a staunch supporter of the Foundation and its mission. In addition to his extensive service, he and the banks he has represented over the years have been regular supporters of the Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Gala and Golf Classic, as well as the Foundation’s historic Community Investment Campaign.