HGTC’s Dan Hoppe Receives Jefferson Award
Multiplying Good Recognizes Dan Hoppe with Jefferson Award for service and leadership to the Grand Strand community.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that one of its own has received the Jefferson Award. Dan Hoppe, HGTC Executive Director of Academic Services and Professional Development, was presented with the award recently through the inaugural Grand Strand ChangeMakers Program hosted by the Multiplying Good organization.
For nearly 50 years, Multiplying Good has used the Jefferson Award to honor those who put others first and do extraordinary things without the expectation of being recognized. Those receiving Jefferson Awards are empowered to do more, while their stories of extraordinary public service inspire others to action. Multiplying Good was founded by former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and is the parent organization which facilitates the Jefferson Awards nationally, regionally and locally.
The ChangeMakers Program highlights the leadership and service of professionals and community leaders and celebrates the positive change brought about in their communities. Dan was nominated and selected by members of the Grand Strand community.
“It was a wonderful experience being part of the ChangeMakers Program and my absolute honor to receive the Jefferson Award,” said Dan Hoppe, HGTC Executive Director of Academic Services and Professional Development, who was also nominated and voted to serve a three-year term as a regional and state level board member for Multiplying Good and the ChangeMakers Program.
“The mission of Multiplying Good is to use the power of celebration to inspire others to take action and give back. Through our ChangeMakers platform, we celebrate the best of the Grand Strand’s professional class by recognizing them for their commitment to community, all while setting an example for the younger generation of how they can continue serving and volunteering after graduation—ultimately following in the footsteps of our ChangeMakers and becoming our community’s next generation of servant leaders,” said Heather Love, Executive Director of Multiplying Good, South Carolina.
The main focus of each ChangeMakers class annually is to support and raise awareness of Multiplying Good’s Students In Action which works with High School aged youth in discovering what they are passionate about through leadership activity, training and collaborative projects.
In the Grand Strand area, Dan has contributed and volunteered his time and leadership with a variety of organizations, including:
- Surfside Beach Youth Sports Organization (SSBYSA) Coach and Board Member
- Carolina Hitmen and Sharpshooters Lacrosse program, Coach and Tournament Director
- St. James High School Choir Booster Board Member and President
- Leadership Grand Strand, Class 39 graduate
- Leadership Grand Stand Board of Regents, Chair-elect
- St James High School, Athletic Boosters Shark Club Board member
- Multiplying Good, Grand Strand ChangeMakers and Board member
- SC State Technical College, Distance Education Peer Group, Chairman
- SC State Technical College, Leadership Academy graduate