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National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club honors two School of Education colleagues for excellence and leadership
Two members of the School of Education’s Partnership for Better Education and Center for Graduate Preparation and Achievement received honors from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club. Christabel O. B. Sheldon, director of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, won the 2012 Sojourner Truth Award and Don Sawyer, director of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participate (LSAMP), was invited to the organization’s “Men on Pedestals” event.
The Sojourner Truth Award honors a woman who shows excellence in her personal and professional life. Sheldon received the award at the 22nd annual Tribute to the African American Woman ceremony on March 25, held in Syracuse University’s Panasci Lounge.
For the past 15 years, “Men on Pedestals” has conducted surveys across campus to discover men who truly stand out in the eyes of their peers. Sawyer was one of those men this year, and he was given an invitation to attend the “Men on Pedestals” performance on Saturday, March 31, hosted by author Enitan Bereola II.
David Morgan, director of the Partnership for Better Education and Center for Graduate Preparation and Achievement, says Sheldon and Sawyer are committed colleagues and dedicated to their work. “They are examples of the commitment and leadership that can take this area to the next level in student development and achievement.”
The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club is a nonprofit organization serving SU and the surrounding community, inspired by professionalism, scholarship and community service. The group organizes workshops and events such as professional development seminars, fundraising events, and community projects throughout the year.