St. Ambrose College bestowed the McMullen Award on faculty trustee and distinguished alumnus Tom Higgins and the late Richard Bittner, a former trustee, neighborhood philanthropist and longtime SAU supporter.
Named in honor of the college’s founder Bishop John McMullen, the McMullen Awards are offered yearly to people who embody St. Ambrose College’s mission of enriching the lives of others.
Higgins, a 1967 St. Ambrose graduate is the founding donor for the Institute for Particular person-Centered Care at St. Ambrose and the Grasp of Public Well being diploma program, based on a information launch from the college.
“His ardour for supporting high quality well being care started shortly after his commencement, with the founding of a drug disaster intervention clinic in downtown Davenport and, a couple of years later, because the US Welfare Commissioner and a senior White Home employees member within the Carter Administration,” it says.
He’s the founding CEO and chairman of Prosetta Biosciences, and a number one proponent of the person-centered strategy to well being care.
Richard “Dick” Bittner, legal professional, entrepreneur, and philanthropist and CEO of the Bechtel Belief from 1987 till his dying in 2019, served as a college trustee for 16 years.
Over time, St. Ambrose acquired greater than $6 million in help from the Bechtel Belief, the discharge stated.