Dr. Wicker receives HCTC Distinguished Service Award at Civic Night

Mitch Wicker accepting award at civic nightAt the 63rd annual Hazard Perry County Civic Night, Hazard Community and Technical College s Board of Directors named Dr. Mitchell Wicker, Jr. as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award. The award is the highest honor presented by the Board and is given to members of the community who made outstanding contributions to Hazard Community and Technical College, the Community, and Education.

Pat Wooton, Chairman of the HCTC Board of Directors, presented the award, praising Dr. Wicker for his participation and leadership in community and economic development and recognizing his extraordinary achievements in improving the quality of life and creating educational opportunities for Southeastern Kentuckians. He has provided unending support of the programs, faculty, staff, administration and students of the college. He is honored especially for his support of HCTC by way of his influence, advocacy, philanthropy and leadership. Also noting that he serves as an active member of the Hazard Independent College Foundation, Performing Arts Advisory Committee, Board of Trustees Care and Quality Member at ARH, Perry County Medical Association, KY Medical Association, KMA Managed Care Committee, Patient Care Committee at ARH, and the Board of Trustees Care and Quality Member at Hazard ARH. He also serves as Vice Chief of Staff and the Chair of the Medical Staff Wellness Committee at Hazard ARH.

HCTC President Dr. Steve Greiner noted, We are very appreciative of Dr. Wicker s long-time service to the College and the community and his generosity. Dr. Wicker understands the needs students have in paying college tuition and he created a scholarship in honor of his son. We are fortunate to have a friend who values education.

Dr. Wicker believes so much in giving back and encourages his staff at the Hazard Clinic to participate in many community fundraising events in the area throughout the year. Through his leadership, Christmas for Charity Inc. and Cheer For Life have been established, both of which are dedicated to giving back to the people of our region. Thousands of dollars have been distributed to numerous local causes and efforts since the inception of both.

Dr. Wicker is the Medical Director and President at Hazard Clinic and has served the medical needs of his community since 1981.