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NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER


WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2011 MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Call them the Class of Awards Luncheon


Thursday, August 11, 2011 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.


Westin Convention Center Hotel 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA


2011 as they join the list of previous honorees that have left their indelible mark of accomplishment, sacrifice and service on the community. They, too, are resplendent in deed, unselfish in valor, commit- ment and ded- icated pur- pose. Their in- dividual acts have lifted this city and its people to new heights. Such are


the


women we honor today. It is with


ANDREW STOCKEY Master of Ceremonies


Award Sponsors Benefactor Sponsors ELSIE H. HILLMAN On The Cover Patron Sponsors


Patricia Prattis Jennings 2011 Legacy Awardee


great plea- sure that we present the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 2011 list of 50Women of Excellence. One cannot speak of the greatness of our city without including the distinctive contribu- tions of African-Ameri- can women—who they are and the impact each has had on Pittsburgh and the region this past year. To assist us in the se- lection process, our read- ers submitted nomina- tions of women who met the established criteria. We continue to be


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pleased with the exten- sive list of submissions that serve as a testament to the outstanding array of luminous and gifted personalities throughout our area. The 50 Women of Excellence now appear on the pages of this spe- cial


tribute


publication. Each is a liv-


ing example of how hard work, integrity and determi- nation leads to success. We hope they in- spire others to pursue excel- lence in their own field of endeavor.


We thank our sponsors


and advertisers for their generous support in helping make this publi- cation and awards lun- cheon possible. This pub- lication serves as a record of accomplish- ment, a historical land- mark and an indelible mark in the fabric of our community. We encour- age you to share with both the young and the old.


Congratulations to the


Class of 2011, 50Women of Excellence!


2011 Honorees


ATIYA ABDELMALIK-JOHNSON, RN, BSN RENEE P. ALDRICH MARIA D. ANDERSON


THE HON. CYNTHIA A. BALDWIN ROBIN D. BECKHAM JACKIE BLAKEY-TATE


CYNTHIA BRADLEY-KING, PhD TAMMY MILES BROWN, PhD CARLOTTA K. BURGESS KARLA THREADGILL BYRD PAULA B. CASTLEBERRY


VALIRE CARR COPELAND, PhD, MPH MAGALI CURIEL SHARON DANIELS


KAREN EADY-LOCKETT GLADYS E. EDMUNDS REV. BRENDA J. GREGG LINDA CAWTHON GRIFFIN MELANIE HARRINGTON


LYNNE HAYES-FREELAND ANNA E. HOLLIS


LAVERNE BAKER HOTEP KIM L. JEFFERSON CECELIA JENKINS


PATRICIA PRATTIS JENNINGS RHONDA JONES-FITCH KIM LAMPKINS CARMEN J. LEE DEBRA L. MASON


SHARON L. MCDANIEL, PhD COLLEEN MCMULLEN LISA E. MINOR


KIMBERLY MOSES, ESQ.


DARLENE GAMBILL MOTLEY, PhD MAELENE J. MYERS CHARLENE NEWKIRK, JD CONNIE PORTIS


GRACE ROBINSON, LUTC, MBA LATONYA SALLEY-SHARIF MARY HAITH SAVAGE


JENNIFER BRUCE SCOTT, RN, BSN


ROBIN HORSTON SPENCER, MHS,MS,MBA EVANGELIST LOLA M. THORPE SHELLEY FANT UKU


CRYSTAL McCORMICK WARE, M.S.Ed CHRISTINA L. WILDS, PhD ANDREA M. WILLIAMS JACQUELINE WILSON SYLVIA WILSON KIMBERLY L. WOOD


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