The Seafarers’ House has honored President Armstrong by naming him their 2015 Business Leader of the Year.
Seafarers’ House chose President Armstrong for his more than a quarter century in higher education, as well as his efforts in guiding Broward College to become one of the nation’s top community colleges, which offers four-year degrees.
“Under his stewardship, Broward College has recognized the need to create a well-trained workforce for business and industry,” said event co-chair Molly Hottinger. “He has recognized the significant role that South Florida’s maritime industry plays in our economy and the need to prepare future generations with the knowledge and expertise to sustain the key role that our maritime community plays in global commerce.”
Event co-chair Ann Burris added, “Mr. Armstrong has recognized the need for initiatives to acknowledge and support an increasingly interconnected business, political and non-profit community. Seafarers’ House is honored to acknowledge his vision and leadership.”
Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades is a non-profit organization supported by the faith-based community, as well as by labor, business and civic leaders. The Seafarers’ House’s mission is “to offer refuge, resources, renewal and respect to the maritime community through multi-faith service.” Seafarers’ House is a safe, friendly place where mariners can connect with their families, relax, or get emergency assistance.