DR. ALICIA B. HARVEY SMITH AWARDED BLACK HISTORY ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION
Pastors’ Wives of the Churches of God in Christ Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania Recognizes PTC President
PITTSBURGH—October 25, 2019 –On Monday, October 28, Dr. Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, president of Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) will be recognized by the Pastors’ Wives of the Churches of God in Christ Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania as an honoree for the 2019 Black History Achievement Award. The award is designated for those that have served and made a difference in their profession, church and community. Since the program’s inception, the group has recognized more than 100 people and awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to students in the jurisdiction.
“I am deeply honored to be recognized as an honoree of the Black History Achievement Award,” said Dr. Harvey-Smith. “Leadership is a calling to serve. Leadership is an opportunity to lift up the community around you. It is a chance to CARE— showing compassion, appreciation, respect and empowerment.”
Dr. Harvey-Smith will be recognized as part of the jurisdiction’s Autumn Black History Achievement Awards Banquet at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Coraopolis. The event will be televised on the “Highway and Hedges Outreach Ministry TV Show” on the Peters Township Community Television and will feature a fellowship hour, a community leadership workshop and guest speakers.
Dr. Harvey-Smith was appointed president of PTC, effective July 2019. She is a senior-level professional in higher education with 30 years of successful experience. She is a scholar-practitioner committed to leadership excellence and student success. She has positively influenced the lives of countless students, faculty and administrators.
“In my role at Pittsburgh Technical College, as well as my role in the community, I work to be an active mentor. I love to inspire people to reach beyond what they imagine,” said Dr. Harvey-Smith. “Providing a clear pathway to success is a mission I share with our college and it is a mission that all leaders can embrace.”
Pittsburgh Technical College is a private, nonprofit, and regionally accredited institution of higher learning that has been part of the region’s education community for over 70 years. With more than 30 associate, bachelor’s, and certificate programs, we provide education that prepares our students for career success. Our culture is one of academic excellence, powered by faculty and staff, to produce grads prepared to fill middle skills careers through strong community and employer partnerships. For more information about Pittsburgh Technical College, visit www.ptcollege.edu.