Penn State Greater Allegheny Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter has been selected as a recipient of the of the YWCA's 2010 Racial Justice Award in the category of Education. Porter will be honored at the 19th annual Racial Justice Awards reception on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Westin Hotel and Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The selection committee stated that they were greatly impressed by Porter's efforts to eliminate racism and promote equality.
The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The YWCA presents the Racial Justice Award to both individuals and organizations to recognize their work in breaking down the barriers of racism. The YWCA's success is grounded in the partnerships they have with quality providers, government leaders and other stakeholders with similar goals -- to overcome the physical, economic and social barriers that restrict full engagement by women in the workplace, their home and the greater community.
Dr. Porter's award was covered in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.