Governor and First Lady Wolf Honor Outstanding Pennsylvania Women as “Distinguished Daughters”

first_img Equality,  First Lady Frances Wolf,  Governor’s Residence,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today announced the designation of nine extraordinary women as Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania. These women were nominated by non-profit organizations within the commonwealth in recognition of outstanding accomplishments of statewide or national importance.“I am proud to continue the tradition of honoring remarkable Pennsylvania women by designating them as Distinguished Daughters,” said Governor Wolf. “These women have greatly enhanced the lives of fellow Pennsylvanians and those beyond our borders, and have made great contributions to the commonwealth.”Since the first group of women were named by Governor James H. Duff in 1949, nearly 500 women have been recognized by Pennsylvania governors as Distinguished Daughters. This year’s Distinguished Daughters were honored today at the Governor’s Residence, where the Governor and First Lady presented them with medals for their achievements.The 2015 honorees include the following:Barbara BakerDr. Barbara Baker has been President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for 25 years, leading one of the nation’s major zoological parks with 77 acres and over 8,000 animals. Under her leadership, the Zoo has excelled in all areas of its operation, including tremendous budget growth from $3 to $17 million. The most visited cultural attraction in Pittsburgh, the Zoo welcomes over one million visitors annually. Under Dr. Baker’s leadership, participants in Zoo education programs increased from 453 to 400,000 students. The Zoo’s endangered species have increased from five to 52, with internationally recognized programs for coral propagation, African elephants, and support for 165 projects on all continents and oceans. The Zoo’s 742-acre International Conservation Center is dedicated to the breeding of endangered species. Baker, a strong advocate for adoption issues, is an adoptive parent of six of her seven children. She is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with a Master’s in Business Administration.Kim FlemingFleming is chairman and chief executive officer of Hefren-Tillotson, Inc., a privately held Pittsburgh-based financial planning and investment advisory firm. In 2014, Hefren-Tillotson was awarded #1 Top Workplace in Western Pennsylvania, and Fleming received the Top Executive award for medium-sized companies by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She serves on the boards of Allegheny College, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, The Buhl Foundation, Dollar Bank, EQT GP Holdings, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and SIFMA. She chaired the United Way of Allegheny County and is actively involved with local, national, and international mission trips. Fleming received the Family Guidance Leckie Award for philanthropy and service to Pittsburgh, the John McGrady Award for community service, Carlow University’s Women of Spirit® Award for Values, Geneva College’s Serving Leaders Award and the YWCA’s Women’s Leadership award for Business. A graduate of Northwestern University and of the Securities Industry Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, Fleming and her husband Curt have two sons.Janet HaasJanet Haas, M.D., is Board Chair of the William Penn Foundation and has helped guide its approach to strategic grant making over the past two decades. By making significant investments to improve education, protect the Delaware River watershed, and support arts, culture and the development of accessible and vibrant public spaces, the Foundation strives to help make Philadelphia a vibrant place to live, work and visit. The Haas family is one of eight recipients of the 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Haas is active in the nonprofit sector and currently serves as trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum and the Free Library of Philadelphia. In addition to her philanthropic endeavors, Haas specializes in palliative care at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and practices at the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. She is a board-certified physiatrist who has specialized in brain injuries. She trained at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Stanford University Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System and taught at Temple University School of Medicine. Haas received her medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University College of Medicine) and graduated from Wesleyan University.Lynne Korman HonickmanHonickman founded The Honickman Foundation, dedicated to the underserved through projects in the arts, education, spiritual growth and social change. A decade ago the foundation partnered with Project HOME and Comcast to build The Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Labs in North Central Philadelphia. Today, the center serves more than 375 children and 925 adults each year. Currently, she is a trustee of Project HOME and the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is an inaugural member of the Alfred Stieglitz Center, newly renamed Focus. Honickman is a founder and trustee of Moms Against Guns which merged with CeasefirePA and a member of the Governor’s Advisory Board on Education and Workforce Development. She is a member of several advisory additional boards, including the Support Center for Child Advocates, Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and APR. Formally trained as a writer and artist, Honickman is an activist for the arts and for pressing social issues. She and her husband Harold have two adult children and four grandchildren.Marty Moss-CoaneMoss-Coane has been host and executive producer of Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, one of the most respected weekday interview programs in the Delaware Valley, for more than 25 years.  Produced at WHYY, the region’s leading public broadcasting station, Radio Times is recognized as one of the tri-state area’s most thought-provoking, creative and informative radio programs.  Radio Times is heard nationally on the National Public Radio Sirius-XM channel. Moss-Cone believes guiding discussions fairly and accurately is imperative to educating and informing audiences. She has earned praise for her versatility and her engaging conversations and interviews with both guests and callers during the daily, live two-hour program, which covers social issues, public policy, books, films and more. A graduate of Temple University, she has received numerous accolades for excellence in radio, public service, public health and public affairs. She and her husband, clinical psychologist James Coane, have a son, Jesse.Jane OppenheimOppenheim’s leadership skills and her deep concern and commitment to human rights, social services, the arts, education and humanities have benefitted innumerable national, regional and community organizations. She serves on the boards of Scranton Area Foundation, United Neighborhood Centers, Everhart Museum, Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Hunter College and Keystone College where she is on the leadership team for the annual literary conference The Gathering. She is a former member of the National Board of the Women of Reform Judaism and the boards of the World Union for Judaism, the Union for Reform Judaism and president of Temple Hesed. Oppenheim’s many awards include those from Hunter College for Outstanding Community Service, B’Nai B’rith Americanism Award, Association of Fund Raising Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award and awards for her service from Keystone College, University of Scranton and Scranton Area Foundation. A graduate of Hunter College, she earned her master’s degree in English at Columbia University. She and her late husband Richard have three children and eight grandchildren.Natalye PaquinPaquin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, the state’s largest organization serving girls and among the largest Girl Scouts Councils in the nation. Paquin previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. She began her career as a litigation attorney and entered the public sector as a Regional Attorney with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Her work in education continued in executive leadership roles with the Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia. Paquin is a Director of National Penn Bancshares, a Trustee of Rosemont College and serves on numerous other boards, including the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and The Philadelphia Award. She received a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a B.S. from Florida A & M University. Additionally, she was a national Fellow of the Broad Urban Superintendents Academy, and completed Executive Education Programs at Harvard and Loyola University Business Schools.Leila Jones RichardsRichards, MD, MPH, has committed her entire professional career to international health and humanitarian programs.  A public health care physician, noted author and advocate for people world-wide suffering from oppression and war, Richards has worked with many groups such as American Friends Service Committee, UNICEF and the World Health Organization, administering to vulnerable populations, primarily those who have been impacted by the tragedy of international conflict and poverty. Over the course of more than 20 years, she has served in Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Israel, India and Cambodia. Richards has authored numerous articles and reports addressing important medical and social issues facing refugees and displaced persons. Her book “The Hills of Sidon: Journal of an American Doctor in Lebanon” received wide acclaim. Now retired and living in Pittsburgh, Richards remains involved in advocating for the oppressed and supporting international efforts to find a just peace, especially between Palestine and Israel.Page Talbott Ph.D.Talbott is President/CEO of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, one of the nation’s most important special collections libraries. She was formerly Principal at Remer & Talbott, a consulting firm providing exhibition and interpretive planning services, including major exhibits throughout the Commonwealth. Talbott was Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, an international award-winning traveling exhibition, and was the editor and an author of the companion catalog Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World. She has been an independent curator and consultant for museums, historical societies, and historic house museums throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She has served on the boards of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Center for Conservation of Art and Historical Artifacts, the Society of Winterthur Graduates, and the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate. Talbott holds a B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.A. from the University of Delaware/ Winterthur Program, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. Governor and First Lady Wolf Honor Outstanding Pennsylvania Women as “Distinguished Daughters” SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img October 14, 2015last_img read more

Syracuse looking to prevent Clemson from ‘beating them twice’ against Western Michigan

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Dino Babers admitted that during his team’s 41-6 loss to Clemson, there were some exciting parts of Saturday’s game. And through three quarters, his team played well. There were too many parts of the game that weren’t so exciting for Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast), however, that took the Orange out of the contest. Following a loss to the Tigers for the second-straight year, Babers’ message to his team is the same as 2018’s defeat.“It happened last year,” Babers said on Monday. “Clemson can beat you once, but don’t let Clemson beat you twice.”The fourth-year head coach was describing the Orange’s overtime loss to unranked Pittsburgh last season, in the game immediately following their 27-23 loss to the  Tigers. Syracuse lost to the Panthers because of a hangover of sorts following its heartbreaking loss to Clemson, Babers suggests.He’s hoping to prevent that sort of let down this season when Western Michigan (2-1) visits the Carrier Dome for the first time in program history on Saturday. The two teams faced off in last year’s season-opener in Kalamazoo, when an early SU lead turned into a high-scoring affair. Three rushing touchdowns by the Orange pushed them out to a 34-7 lead at halftime, but 21 unanswered points by the Broncos closed the gap to six points 10 minutes into the second half. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Two different halves, one half our way, one half their way,” Babers said of last year’s matchup with WMU. “I’m looking forward to playing them once again knowing that coach (Tim) Lester knows a lot about this place and there’s 4-5 guys left on this team that were here when he was here.”Lester served as SU’s quarterbacks coach in 2013 and its offensive coordinator from 2014-2015 on Scott Shafer’s coaching staff and has Western Michigan’s offense firing on all cylinders after a 57-10 win over Georgia State on Saturday. The victory featured a school-record seven rushing touchdowns by the Broncos, who are 25th in the country in scoring offense. That doesn’t bode well for the Orange defense, which is 10th-worst in the country in stopping the run. While SU did show signs of improvement defensively versus Clemson, its offense still struggled to move the ball consistently. Babers chalked the struggles up to too many inconsistencies and breakdowns at times when Syracuse could least afford them, but believes that the Orange’s offense is close to figuring it out. “I don’t think we’re that far off, once again,” Babers said. “The guys we were playing were really good…Our defense I thought did a nice job, our special teams did a nice job. We didn’t score enough points.”He suggested that the passing game’s issues so far this season have directly affected the play of the running backs, who combined for three touchdowns in Syracuse’s season opener against Liberty. Since the win over the Flames, the Orange have rushed for a combined 85 net rushing yards with a long run of 13 yards and no scores. Opposing teams are taking away SU’s running game because they don’t believe the passing game can beat them, and that’s proved to be a successful strategy versus Syracuse thus far. Against a Western Michigan team that will likely employ its same strategy from last year, nearly taking down the Orange last season, Babers is wary of the potential for an upset.“They proved last year that they’re capable of scoring points and they can get us into a shootout,” Babers said. “And they’re not afraid of us…we expect a very hungry opponent that can beat us, and we better come ready to go.”Injury notesBabers said that starting cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu left Saturday’s game with an “owie” and hasn’t had an opportunity to find out the details of it, but hopes Melifonwu will be ready to go versus WMU.Center Sam Heckel, who started SU’s season-opener before getting injured and missing the next two games, will probably be in the same situation (a game-time decision) as he was versus Clemson.Babers was awaiting word later in the day on Monday on the status of defensive lineman McKinley Williams, who has missed all three games this season with a leg injury.center_img Published on September 16, 2019 at 3:54 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34last_img read more

Wellington police notes: Friday, Feb. 15 – Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

first_imgSaturday, February 16, 2013•2:10 a.m. Mitchell Norris, 18, Milan was issued a notice to appear charged with fail to yield right of way.•2:06 p.m. Tammy J. Sones, 42, Argonia was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Feb. 15 to Monday, Feb. 18, 2013Friday, February 15, 2013•9:38 a.m. Don J. Sharpsteen, 55, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 300 block. N. B, Wellington.•1:10 a.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the 600 block. N. A, Wellington.•12:34 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 500 block. E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Daryl D. Donaldson, 43, Rose Hill, and Tonya M. Bernd, 35, Belle Plaine.•4:29 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•5:02 p.m. Jeffery L. Redford, 34, Wellington was arrested and charged with burglary and theft in the 200 block. N. C, Wellington.•6:26 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 600 block. E. 9th, Wellington.•8:42 p.m. Cynthia G. Hayes, WF, 53, Wellington was arrested and charged with theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:42 p.m. Officers took a report of a known mental subject in the 1500 block. N. Olive, Wellington. Sunday, February 17, 2013•9:18 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 300 block. S. Blaine, Wellington.•1:45 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Jorden C. Manche, 19, Wellington and a fixed object/post owned by Walmart, Wellington.•2:17 p.m. Officers took a report of dog at large and no Wellington tags in the 900 block. N. Cherry, Wellington.•3:57 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 1300 block. Western, Wellington.•8:10 p.m. Jeffrey T. Sroufe, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed stop sign.•9:08 p.m. Jason M. Stallings, 35, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for making false information.•9:46 p.m. Officers investigated harassment by telephone in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington.center_img Monday, February 18, 2013•On February 15, 2013 at 5:02 p.m. Jeffery L. Redford, 34, Wellington was arrested and charged with burglary and theft.•10:29 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 800 block. N. H, Wellington.•11 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 1000 block. W. 8th, Wellington.•12:31 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of wheels in the 1400 block. E. Michigan, Wellington.•1:10 p.m. Steven H. Sturgis, 56, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired tag and expired drivers license.•4:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.•6:45 p.m. Richard J. Cabrera, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with no ignition interlock device on vehicle.•7:36 p.m. Tina R. Forrester, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington Bench Warrant for Theft of Services.•9:44 p.m. Officers investigated unlawful discharge of fireworks in the 400 block N. Douglas, Wellington.last_img read more