MCLA's Delta Mu Delta to Honor Andrew Mick '09 & College's Business Students


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will recognize the achievements of a group of its business administration students, as well as Andrew Mick '09, recently retired president and chief executive officer of New England Newspaper, Inc. (NENI), as they are inducted into the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Mu Delta national honor society on Saturday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

The event is free and open to the public.

According to Dr. Nancy Ovitsky, business administration professor at MCLA and the faculty advisor to Delta Mu Delta, Mick has been a great friend to the College since his arrival in the Berkshires, giving considerable time and energy to his position as chair of the Berkshire Compact and as a member of the MCLA Foundation Board of Directors. 

"He also serves as a role model of lifelong learning to our students by his attainment of his undergraduate degree here at MCLA after many years as a professional. The MCLA Department of Business Administration and Economics is honored to recognize Andy for his many professional and academic achievements," Ovitsky said.

Mick, a 43-year veteran of the media business, entered the newspaper industry in 1970 as a sales representative for The Bradenton Herald, in his hometown of Bradenton, Fla. In 1971, he joined the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group (NYTRNG) in Lakeland, Fla. From 1971 through 1990, he held numerous sales management positions at NYTRNG newspapers throughout Florida and Alabama.

In 1990, Mick was recruited by the then-new MediaNews Group to head the sales and marketing efforts at The Potomac News, in Virginia. In 1993, he was promoted to publisher of that newspaper, and was made a regional vice president of MediaNews Group.

From January 1997 through early March 1999, Mick served as publisher of The Lebanon Daily News, in Lebanon, Pa.  In late March 1999, he was appointed as president and CEO of NENI, an eight-property division of MediaNews Group. He also was appointed as publisher of the Berkshire Eagle.

At NENI, Mick was the senior executive over a collective of newspapers and websites that serve western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. NENI has more than $30 million in annual sales in traditional print publications, web and mobile platforms, commercial printing and commercial real estate rentals. As CEO, Mick was directly responsible for all issues of revenue, expense, quality, labor and community relations.

Mick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from MCLA in 2009.

He has served as a director of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Inc., chairman of the American Heart Association Heart Walk, as a member of The Berkshire Business Roundtable and chairman of The Berkshire Compact for Education.

Zeta Zeta, the MCLA chapter of Delta Mu Delta, was chartered in 1992. Delta Mu Delta recognizes and rewards scholastic achievement in business subjects and promotes scholarship in training for business.

Founded in 1913, Delta Mu Delta was established to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement by students of business administration.~ In 1963, it was admitted to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies, an organization of 68 member national honor societies whose purpose is to maintain desirable standards.

Delta Mu Delta is affiliated with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Business and Programs. In the United States, 155 Delta Mu Delta chapters have been formed in fully accredited public and private colleges with a total membership of over 78,000.~Since 1992, MCLA has inducted more than~500 members into its local chapter.

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