Newsmaker: Noreen Garman
Noteworthy: Garman won the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award honoring the best mentoring by university professors across the nation. She was dissertation adviser to Kakenya Ntaiya, a woman from the Maasai tribe in Kenya who overcame traditional prohibitions against females pursuing higher education to get a doctorate and open the Kakenya Center for Excellence, a primary school for girls in Kenya. Garman will use part of her $25,000 prize for the school.
Family: A son, T.R. Garman
Position: Professor of education at the University of Pittsburgh
Education: Bachelor's degree in English from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, and a doctorate in education at Pitt
Background: Garman was a high school English teacher in Cleveland for six years and has been at Pitt since 1969.
Quote: “In some ways, she reinforced for me how (important) it is to help our students follow their dream. That's exactly what she did. Education was so important to her. Her school was so important. I was there to help her with her dream. What a privilege it was for me to be there.”
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