Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Heinz College Student, Alumni Honored as 'Men of Excellence'

One Heinz College student and two alumni were among 50 men recently honored for their accomplishments in the Pittsburgh community. Since 2003, the New Pittsburgh Courier has recognized “Men of Excellence” for their professional achievements and community work that benefits the African American population of Pittsburgh. This year’s list included educators, activists, former athletes, politicians, and judges. Although these men come from different backgrounds, they share the common ability to inspire.

Among those honored was Heinz College graduate (MPM '96), Evan Frazier.

Carnegie Mellon Heinz College LogoFrazier is the current president and CEO of the Hill House Association and the future Senior Vice President of Community Affairs for Highmark Health Insurance.
Frazier has worked to spread his formula for success through speaking engagements and authoring books.

Also honored was Dr. Howard Slaughter (MPM '95), CEO of Landmarks Community Capital, a nonprofit whose mission is to spur economic and community revitalization by providing financing for housing and economic development activities throughout Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.

A current Heinz College student was also granted the distinguished award. Roderick Craighead, current Masters of Public Management student and Manager of Corporate Supplier Diversity at Highmark received his award during the sold out reception at the Rivers Club on Nov. 19. The honorees were applauded by 300 community attendees who purchased $75 tickets that supported the New Pittsburgh Courier, one of the oldest African-American newspapers in the United States.

Release Date: Feb 02, 2010 H. John Heinz III College Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

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