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Two Local Businessmen Honored By Massasoit Community College
October 18, 2012
Brockton, MA - William J. Morse, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mutual Bank And Charles H. Tartaglia, Owner of George’s Café Will Receive The Presidential Medallion Award at Annual Fall Gala.

Dr. Charles Wall, President of Massasoit Community College, announced today that two local businessmen and long-serving community volunteers, William J. Morse and Charles H. Tartaglia, will receive the College’s 2013 Honorary Degrees. Morse, President and COO of Mutual Bank, and Tartaglia, owner of George’s Café, will be honored during the College’s Annual Fall Gala, on October 20 at The Conference Center at Massasoit, with the College’s Presidential Medallion. Selection is based upon outstanding support for the College and overall contribution to the greater community.

William J. Morse is President and Chief Operating Officer of Mutual Bank. A longtime resident of the town of Easton, his exemplary volunteer efforts over the course of many years have contributed much to the economic success of this area. "Bill Morse’s commitment to our community is evident in the vast amount of time and resources he commits to serving the Greater Brockton region. It is our great pleasure to honor him for his exemplary commitment to education and the community as a whole,” said Massasoit President, Dr. Charles Wall.

Charles Tartaglia is the owner of George’s Café, a City of Brockton landmark since 1962. He currently is a Director on the Massasoit Community College Foundation Board. Mr. Tartaglia and his wife live in South Easton, Massachusetts. "Charlie Tartaglia’s leadership in community service has benefited residents of Brockton and beyond for decades. He is truly a champion for our students and it is an honor to present him with this award,” said Dr. Wall.

The Annual Fall Gala is the College’s main fundraising event with proceeds going solely to the United Student Fund. The Fund provides supplemental financial assistance for deserving Massasoit students to pursue their dreams and earn a degree. Tickets to the Annual Fall Gala are $100 per person, which is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, raffles, silent auction, and dancing to live music featuring The Infractions.

Reservations are required and may be made by contacting 508-588-9100 x2602 or x2603 or go to http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/gala .


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