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6 AUGUST 10-16, 2011 Andrew Stockey returns as emcee

by Rebecca Nuttall Courier Staff Writer Returning as master of cere-

monies for this year’s 50 Women of Excel- lence Awards Lun- cheon will be An- drew Stockey, an anchor withWTAE who has been with the station for more than a decade. Stockey emceed theWomen of Excellence Awards Luncheon in 2008. Stockey rose to

officers in Stanton Heights to the induction of Pittsburgh Steelers legend Lynn Swann into the Hall of Fame. Like many of the women on the list, Stockey is involved in several philanthropic ef- forts such as the Race for the Cure and the Cystic Fi- brosis foundation. He was also a 2008 50 Men of Excel- lence honoree. Stockey received

his current posi- tion as anchor of Channel 4 Action News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m after many years serving as the Channel 4Action Sports director. He began working with the station in 1995 after being employedwith FoxNews and ESPN. During his time withWTAE,

ANDREW STOCKEY Master of Ceremonies

an Emmy Award for his work on a special program about Race For The Cure. He has also received Edward R.

Murrow, Golden Quill and PennsylvaniaAssociated Press awards. After growing up in Sims-

Stockey has covered stories ranging from the 2009 shoot- ing of three Pittsburgh Police

bury, Conn., Stockey who is a Chicago native, graduated from Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College. Stockey is an avid runner

who completed the Pittsburgh Marathon in 2010.

WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2011 2011 Legacy Honoree

PATRICIA PRATTIS JENNINGS Retired Principal Keyboardist Pittburgh Symphony

In 1966, retired Pittsburgh Symphony Orches-

tra principal keyboardist Patricia Prattis Jenning became the first Black woman to be awarded a contract by a major American Symphony Orches- tra. Shemade her solo debut with the orchestra in 1956 at age 14, and also performed with music director Andre Previn in Mozart four-hand sonatas on the PBS Series “Previn and the Pitts- burgh”. She gained critical acclaim during an in- ternational tour with the symphony in 1987 and was invited to perform as a featured soloist in cities across the globe. Since that time her career has taken her to Carnegie Hall in New York, Wolf- trap in Virginia and the Dorothy Chandler and Concord Pavilions in California. Jennings was ed- itor and publisher of “Symphonium” a newsletter dedicated to the accomplishments of Black Amer- ican symphony musicians. She has also written for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Symphony Mag- azine and several other publications. She sits on boards for Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, the Pitts- burgh Concert Society, the Greater Pittsburgh Lit- eracy Council and is amember of the Blue Ribbon Committee for the Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall’s capital campaign. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, is a Steinway artist and is a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

The New Pittsburgh Courier for honoring

Congratulations to them for their leadership

Elsie H. Hillman

50 Women of Excellence and

With thanks to


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