Dateline Pittsburgh for 03/23/14

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Associations & Organizations

Erroline Williams, director of the professional development and corporate outreach program, Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, was named vice president/president-elect of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education.


Shady Side Academy Senior School appointed Sophie Lau as its assistant head of school and dean of faculty, effective summer 2014. Ms. Lau will succeed Mary Krauland, who is serving in the role on an interim basis for 2013-14 and will move into the role of dean of studies in 2014-15.


Kelly Cain joined Family Hospice and Palliative Care as a community liaison.


ExOne Co. appointed Karlebo Gjuteriteknik as its sales representative in Scandinavian countries for its 3-D printing machines and the 3-D printing of parts.


Smith Brothers Agency hired Laura Forester, social media community manager; Lauren Black, senior content creator/copywriter; Lauren Knapp, in-house video content creator; and joining the Web development and design team are Tina Castillo and Kristen Herrmann.


Dollar Energy Fund announced that Daniel O'Brien joined as business development manager.

Awards and Honors

Kenya T. Boswell, BNY Mellon's charitable giving manager for the southwestern Pennsylvania region, was honored at the Harlem YMCA's National Salute to Black Achievers in Industry gala Thursday in New York City. The Black Achiever in Industry event celebrates the contributions of leading corporations and their selected employees for their corporate leadership and their service to the community. Ms. Boswell is being recognized for her professional accomplishments, community involvement and commitment to diversity. In her role as BNY Mellon's charitable giving manager for the southwestern Pennsylvania region, Ms. Boswell is responsible for managing corporate, tax credit and foundation investments that support the company's philanthropic, business and Community Reinvestment Act objectives. She is also vice president of the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Shelley R. Schweinsberg, mortgage lender, Mars National Bank, was named "Associate of the Year" by the Beaver County Realtors Association.

Community College of Allegheny County was selected to receive the 2013 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its continued commitment to expand and promote diversity and inclusion initiatives at the college and in the community. The HEED Award is the only national recognition given to colleges, universities and school systems that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens announced that it has been awarded two distinct honors from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Marketing Association: Nonprofit Marketer of the Year for its clever campaign to promote a rare -- and stinky -- corpse flower, and Hall of Fame Inductee for the innovative Center for Sustainable Landscapes, one of the greenest buildings on Earth. In addition to being recognized for its creative marketing campaign, Phipps was also honored by the AMA as its 2013 Hall of Fame Inductee for the CSL, a facility conceived to generate its own renewable energy, and treat and reuse all water captured on site.

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