The New Pittsburgh Courier has named Geneva College organizational leadership professor Dr. Lutitia Clipper a 2013 Woman of Excellence.
Recipients of this award are honored for demonstrating excellence in positions not traditionally held by African-American women. The New Pittsburgh Courier, one of the oldest black newspapers in the U.S., presents the award annually to 50 African-American women in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.
In addition to teaching in Geneva’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program, Clipper serves in the Peoples Natural Gas Vehicle Marketing Development program. In that role, she presents consumers with choices for alternate, environmentally friendly resources.
“Everything I do in my life is driven to bring glory and honor to the Lord in all of my actions and my attitudes,” Clipper said in a 2012 interview for Geneva Magazine. “And I believe that as a Christian, it is imperative that we would be responsible and that we would be concerned about how we deal with the resources that the Lord has given us.”
Clipper attended Geneva, where she earned her bachelor’s in engineering in 1975 and master’s in organizational leadership in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administrative and Policy Studies, Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008.
The awards will be presented during a luncheon on June 20 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.
Geneva College invites students to accept the challenge of an academically excellent, Christ-centered education. Offering nearly 40 undergraduate majors, an Adult Degree Completion Program with fully online and campus-based options, and seven graduate degrees, Geneva has programs that place students at the forefront of higher learning. Adhering to the inerrancy of scripture, the liberal arts core curriculum fosters a breadth of knowledge through the study of humanities, social and natural sciences, and experiential learning.
Among a recent sampling of chemistry graduates, 83% were able to work in an internship or research experience during college years, and 100% had employment in their field or were accepted into graduate school within three months of graduation.