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March 31, 2012

Business, Education, Politics


Democratic National Convention Committee and the Committee for Charlotte 2012 Names Transportation Management Team

Source:  DNCC

Pine Manor College Awarded $600,000 National Science Foundation Grant to Support Women Studying Biology

Source:  Cision

20 Pine Manor Students to Receive Scholarships

Boston, Mass.- Pine Manor College announced it is the recipient of a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will provide 20 Pine Manor biology students with targeted educational support, research opportunities and financial aid, enabling them to continue their studies and enter the workforce or pursue graduate degrees.

“We’re proud of this partnership with the National Science Foundation and its decision to invest in Pine Manor’s students,” said Dr. Alane Shanks, president of Pine Manor College. “This grant is really a tribute to the outstanding work of our students and faculty.”

In 2008, the National Science Foundation awarded Pine Manor a grant of more than $570,000 to help educate the first 20 Bio-Scholars. Building on this success, with the 2012 grant, Pine Manor will select 20 new students during the next two years.

“We believe this program makes a real difference in the lives of these students and allows women to pursue careers in science after receiving the excellent education Pine Manor offers,” President Shanks said. “Each year, a number of promising biology students lack the resources to stay in school and graduate. Our experience with this program has taught us that access plays a crucial role in helping students continue to graduation and beyond.”

Each participant will receive a scholarship up to a maximum of $10,000 annually. This scholarship support will continue for the Bio-Scholars through to graduation.  The students will also be enrolled in an Honors Colloquium in Biology, a senior research internship, and workshops to help them obtain graduate school admission and/or life sciences employment. Biology and math tutors will also work with the Bio-Scholars.

Pine Manor College, one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the nation, is celebrating its centennial this year.

Ruth Ramos Clifford Receives 2012 Multicultural Leadership Award  

Source:  CCS

Ruth Ramos Clifford 2012 Multicultural Leadership Award Winner. Photo Courtesy: CCS

Cleveland, OH — Ruth Ramos Clifford has being recognized for leadership and excellence with a 2012 Ohio Multicultural Leadership Award during the 2012 Ohio Multicultural Summit.  Ohio’s branch of The National Diversity Council presents this award as part of its goal to uphold and promote the principles of diversity and leadership and to recognize those individuals who personify those principles. The Multicultural Leadership Award is designed to recognize individuals who have made a difference through their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in their field.  The other award recipients include: Daniel Lee, Quentin McCorvey, Randell McShepard, Larry Miller, Dr. Anthony Stallion, Steven D. Standley, Garth E. Woodson, Darlene White

Awardees have:

Demonstrated leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors

Sustained a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope of his/her career.

Demonstrated leadership characteristics in community/or high visibility in the community

Retained a commendable reputation with colleagues and superiors

Exhibited and demonstrated a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.

“I’m honored to be receiving this award from the National Diversity Council,” says Ramos Clifford, “I’m passionate about diversity and inclusion and it is humbling to be honored for something that I believe in so strongly.  Congratulations to the other recipients as well.  They are all individuals that I look up to and hold in high esteem.”

Ramos Clifford will receive her award at tonight’s Summit at Cleveland State University, an event which features speaker Dr. Cornel West.

“We’re very excited about our inaugural Multicultural Summit,” said Ohio Diversity Council’s CEO and founder, Dennis Kennedy. “This is a new venture for us and we hope that the attendees will be able to learn what it takes to have multiculturalism as a leadership and business imperative. Being culturally diverse is crucial to leaders and managers today, and we really want to get that across and make it a standard.”

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