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Former Harrison College President Ken Konesco Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from IAPCS

Konesco Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Career College Sector

Indianapolis, IN, December 30, 2011 --( Dr. Dennis A. Trinkle, provost and chief academic officer for Harrison College (, a post-secondary, proprietary educational institution, has announced that Ken Konesco, former president of Harrison College, has received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Indiana Association of Private Career Schools. This award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the career college sector and to the IAPCS throughout the course of their career. Konesco, who is CEO of Educational Management Corporation, served multiple terms as president of IAPCS when he was president of Harrison College from 1986 through 2010. This year marks the first time that this award has been presented in the last decade.

“Ken brings a passion for helping the college career sector grow wherever he goes,” said Trinkle. “He consistently strives to make improvements and help career schools thrive. All of his friends and colleagues here at Harrison College congratulate him on winning this honor.”

“At times, Ken was the single driving force holding together the Indiana Association of Private Career Schools,” said Glenna Shelby, director with IAPCS. “His contributions have left an incredible impact on our organization, and I can think of no person more deserving of this award.”

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- The IAPCS was formed roughly 50 years ago to support the missions of the state’s proprietary, degree-granting colleges and the students they serve.

- The organization has 40 member campuses in Indiana, educating thousands of generally nontraditional students.

About Harrison College:
Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of higher education serving more than 6,000 students throughout the United States and internationally, with 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio, a culinary school in Indiana and one in North Carolina, and courses online at The institution grants associate and bachelor’s degrees across five schools of study: business, health sciences, information technology, criminal justice, and veterinary technology, as well as its culinary division, The Chef’s Academy. Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom or a combination of both. Accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Harrison College is dedicated to excellence in higher learning and is currently a candidate with The Higher Learning Commission, an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). Harrison College was founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College and has a rich history of preparing students for success in their chosen profession. For more information, visit

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