Kettering College Recognizes Outstanding Alumni

Gregory Henderson and Joseph Konys receive Alumni Association top honors

Kettering, OH - 10/6/2009

Kettering, Ohio (Oct. 6) – Two outstanding Kettering College of Medical Arts alumni will be recognized at a dinner held in their honor on Thursday, Oct. 8, at NCR Country Club.Gregory C. Henderson, president of Greene Memorial Hospital, has been named the Kettering College Alumnus of the Year. Joseph J. Konys, business manager forUniversity of Cincinnati’s Center for Surgical Innovation, has been named this year’s Rising Star Award recipient.

Henderson graduated from Kettering College in 1971 with an associate’s degree in radiologic technology. After earning his bachelor’s in health care administration and education through Oregon Institute of Technology in 1977, he went on to receive his master’s in health care administration at the University of La Verne in La Verne, California, in 1997. Henderson most recently served as senior executive officer at Southview Hospital.

Konys graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in health professions and a concentration in physician assistant studies. He went on to receive his master’s in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska and is in his final year of a master’s in health services administration from Xavier University. Serving in his current position since 2008, Konys previously was manager for mid-level providers in the department of surgery at UC.

The Kettering College Distinguished Alumni Awards, including the Alumnus(a) of the Year and the Rising Star Award, are the highest honors bestowed by the Kettering College Alumni Association and recognize graduates for their professional achievements, contributions to society and support of the College.

About Kettering College of Medical Arts

Kettering College of Medical Arts is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education.  A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Kettering College offers certificate programs, Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

Born out of Adventist faith and upholding Christ, Kettering College educates students to make service a life calling and to view health as harmony with God in body, mind, and spirit. Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.

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