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PTECH honors business partner, community member with awards

November 5, 2015 | Filed in HFM PTECH, HFM Top Stories
Marv Meher

Marv Meher accepts the Business Partner of the Year award on behalf of Mohawk Cabinet from Principal Mike Dardaris at the PTECH fundraising gala Oct. 2.

NOV. 5, 2015 – The HFM Pathways in Technology Early College High School named Mohawk Cabinet Co. as its Business Partner of the Year and Karl Christensen as its Community Member of the Year for their outstanding support of the PTECH program.

The awards were presented to Mohawk Purchasing Director Marv Meher and Christensen during PTECH’s first-ever fundraising gala on Oct. 2 at the Olde Tater Barn. The event raised money for the school’s Student in Need Fund and extra-curricular activities.

HFM PTECH Principal Mike Dardaris said Mohawk Cabinet was chosen because of the company’s continued willingness to partner with the school on projects that benefit the students.

“Mohawk has truly invested in its relationship with PTECH,” he said. “They have been so open to giving students a chance to get real-world experience, including a project that involved every student.”

Karl Christensen

Karl Christensen receives his Community Member of the Year award from Principal Mike Dardaris.

Christensen, who works for Employment Resources in Gloversville, was recognized for his support of the PTECH program since its launch in 2014.

“Karl is constantly working to help connect PTECH with potential business partners,” Dardaris said. “Here’s someone with no skin in the game, yet his enthusiasm for the program and its role in the community has been exceptional.”

The honorees were presented with framed certificates and official PTECH T-shirts.