Henderson Community College Honors President’s Diversity Achievement Award Winner
January 26th, 2017
Photo courtesy of the Henderson Community College
(Henderson) KY Henderson Community College has conferred the 2017 HCC President’s Diversity Achievement Award on HCC Professor Larry Tutt. The award recognizes the significant achievements of an HCC student or employee or a member of the college’s community for leadership in advancing diversity and unity at Henderson Community College or in the HCC service area. The award is intended to encourage creativity, dialogue, and action through advocacy, role modeling, or service. Larry Tutt was given the Diversity Achievement Award for his exceptional service to both the college and region. HCC President Kris Williams notes, “ Larry Tutt is a great advocate of higher education and particularly supports the HCC minority student population. As a strong partner in the college’s efforts to support diversity across the institution, Larry Tutt has developed activities that support student inclusion and achievement.” The award was presented on Thursday, January 26th, 2017, as HCC held its Dr. Martin Luther King Day celebration with a lecture at the college.
Larry Tutt was nominated for the award for his leadership in many areas of diversity focus across the college. He began his employment with HCC in August of 1988 as an instructor in the Human Services program and was program coordinator until 1992. Mr. Tutt was voted “Teacher of the Year” by the HCC student body in 1991. Since then, he has held several roles at HCC, including service as the coordinator of student activities and minority affairs. He served as an assistant director of the governor’s minority student college preparation program. Mr. Tutt developed and coordinated the HCC Multicultural Feast and other student activities. He is an active member of the college’s Diversity Learning Community and the Super Sunday Planning Team and coordinated Super Sunday events in Union and Webster Counties. His service includes his role as vice president of the Union County “Braves 2 College” Board of Directors. In 2013, Mr. Tutt was voted by HCC into the KCTCS Super Sunday Hall of Fame. Mr. Tutt has announced his retirement on June 30, 2017 after 29 years at Henderson Community College.