FSC staff member recognized with preservation award
LAKELAND, Fla. (June 19, 2006) — William S. Hatten, Ph.D., associate vice president for development at Florida Southern College, received the Evelyn Fortune Bartlett Award for Lifetime Achievement in Preservation Stewardship during the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2006 Annual Conference in St. Augustine, Fla., May 19. Hatten has worked with Florida Southern since 1988.
The Evelyn Fortune Bartlett Award for Lifetime Achievement in Preservation Stewardship is the most prestigious award given to an individual by the Florida Trust. The award honors a person whose life exemplifies the guardianship of Florida’s historic properties through philosophy and actions. Hatten received the award for his work in preserving the unique collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture at FSC and for his other preservation activities.
Hatten earned his B.A. at Lawrence College, his M.B.A. at Northwestern University, and his Ph.D. in business administration at Kennedy-Western University. He is on the Advisory Council of the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland, the Advisory Board of the Polk Theatre, and the board of the Downtown Lakeland Partnership. He is treasurer of Historic Lakeland, Inc., treasurer of the Arts in Healthcare Polk, Inc., member of the Polk County Cultural Arts Board, and a member of the Lakeland South Rotary Club. He has served on the board of trustees of the Polk Theatre and was active in fund-raising to restore their historic theatre. Hatten is listed in “Who's Who in the World,” “Who’s Who in America,” “Who's Who in Finance and Business,” and “Who’s Who in the South and Southeast.”
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