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Talk Magazine names SRU’s Stubbs a 2011 ‘Minority Achiever’

Lorraine Stubbs, assistant director of the Slippery Rock University Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, will be honored tonight as a “Minority Achiever” during the 37th Annual Minority Achiever’s Awards Program sponsored by Minority Opinion/Talk Magazine.

"Our goal in sponsoring these awards is to give recognition and show appreciation to minorities who have made outstanding contributions in their professions. By saluting these individuals, it is our hope that their accomplishments may serve to inspire others. We also use this opportunity to commend their employers for their commitment to diversity, inclusion and the upward mobility of minority employees," said Luther Sowell Jr., publisher of the magazine.

Stubbs joined SRU in 2005 as the coordinator for student involvement and was promoted to assistant director in 2008. She is responsible for developing, administering and assessing all programs and services in the CSIL. She coordinates the University’s co-curricular transcript program and serves as adviser to seven IFC chapters, six NPC chapters, four NPHC chapters and one Multicultural Greek Organization.

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized as a Minority Achiever by Talk Magazine and to have been nominated by the University,” Stubbs said. “As a native Pittsburgher and graduate of the Pittsburgh Public School District, it gives me great pride to create a learning environment for other graduates from the same area. Working at Slippery Rock University has afforded me the opportunity to assist with students’ personal development and becoming positive change agents. As assistant director in the Center for Student Involvement leadership I am able to serve as a catalyst for students’ success.

“Lorraine is an outstanding member of the University community who is helping to make our Center for Student Involvement and Leadership one of the best in the country. She is a strong leader and excellent role model and mentor for our students. We are proud she is receiving this well-deserved recognition,” said Robert Smith, president.

Stubbs is an active member of the Community Action Corps, an organization that provides assistance within the community, including assisting the elderly, planting gardens and helping at homeless shelters and food banks. She volunteers to help elementary students with reading, is a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and has traveled on several occasion to New Orleans to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief and the rebuilding process.

She will receive her award during ceremonies at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Place.