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December 2010

MSOL Alumna receives H. John Heinz Award for community service

Debra Germany-Morrison
Debra Germany-Morrison, Cohort 69 was honored by the Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) at an Annual Dinner and Community Awards Ceremony held on October 22, 2010 at the Westwood Golf Club in West Mifflin, Pa. Ms. Germany-Morrison received the H. John Heinz Award for Community Service, an award presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated diligence in promoting and furthering the resurgence of the Mon Valley.

Through this year′s award nomination process, the MVI Board determined that the leadership Ms. Germany-Morrison has shown through her dedication to the Southwestern PA Reentry Coalition demonstrates her interest in helping those in the region.

Congratulations, Debra, from the Geneva College Department of Leadership Studies and your fellow alumni!

Two MSOL Cohorts to Begin in January!

Give your friends, family and co-workers the gift of opportunity this year! Encourage them to consider the MSOL Program. They can learn about the program by visiting our website, or calling 724-847-2715. There is still time for application submissions for the Geneva campus cohort beginning 1/18/11 and the Butler cohort which begins on 1/24/11. You can help others to become better leaders in their professional and personal lives - refer them to MSOL!

Alumni Updates

Mark Weinstein, Cohort 2
Recently hired as Director of Enrollment, Cedarville University

Chaquita Barnett, Cohort 23
Accepted into the Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership at Gannon University

Lori Putnam, Cohort 26
Director of Human Resources, Celtic Healthcare, Inc.
Received 2010 Human Resources Leadership Award at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Downtown on Sept. 30.

Barbara Mahoney, Cohort 70
Recently hired as Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon, Global Ops & Tech Risk Mgmt

A Message from the Chair

The entire faculty and staff of the MSOL Program wish you a blessed Christmas Season. May the message of God′s salvation for the world through the advent of His Son Jesus be ever present as you celebrate the holiday with family and friends.

James K. Dittmar, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Leadership Studies

Merry Christmas from the MSOL faculty and staff!

Upcoming Cohorts
Beaver Falls - January 18, 2011
Butler - January 24, 2011
Pittsburgh - March 7, 2011
Cranberry - June 2011
Moon Township - August 2011
Monroeville - October 2011

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Words to Lead by

"People know it. In their deep inner lives, they know what they ought to be doing. And they know it would improve quality of life. The challenge is to develop the character and competence to listen to it and live by it - to act with integrity in the moment of choice."
- Stephen R. Covey

"...Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God's grace."
- II Corinthians 1:12

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