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Corbett honors 5 for Black History Month

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 28, 2013 5:46 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett is honoring five Pennsylvanians whom he calls "everyday heroes" as part of his recognition of February as Black History Month. 

Corbett said at a ceremony at the State Museum of Pennsylvania on Wednesday that generations will see the impact the honorees have had on their communities.

They included Cassandra Vaughn, director of community-based services for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Harrisburg and Kathy Humphrey, vice provost and dean of students at the University of Pittsburgh.

The others are Denise Williams, executive director of the Mount Ararat Community Activity Center in Pittsburgh; Dr. Deborah Witt, assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia; and Ron Jackson, dean of students at the Community College of Philadelphia.

They were nominated through the Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs.

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