College will present the
Benjamin Rush Award to retired Harsco Corp. chief executive officer Derek C.
Hathaway March 24.
The award for humanistic values in corporate and government
life recognizes officials and executives who have reached the highest levels in
government service or the corporate world, according to Dickinson. The award is named after Benjamin
Rush, the Colonial Philadelphia physician who signed the Declaration of
Independence and founded Dickinson.
Hathaway retired from Harsco last year. He headed the
company as it grew from a $250 million business in 1994 to a more than $5
billion company in 2008. At 22, Hathaway founded a firm that made industrial
heating units in his native England.
He moved to the Harrisburg
area after Harsco bought the company.
A frequent speaker who addresses young entrepreneurs and
business students, Hathaway also has served on many public corporation and
charitable boards. Queen Elizabeth II honored him last year with the Order of
the British Empire for his work. Hathaway also
is a past recipient of the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Inc.’s
Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Hathaway will give a presentation on “Leading with
Integrity” at the event, which is free and open to the public.
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