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RPTS STAFF MEMBER NAMED
2008 PROFESSIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR
(Pittsburgh) – April 22, 2008 – The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS) in Point Breeze announces that one of its staff, Maryln Black, was recognized as the 2008 Professional Woman of the Year by the Pittsburgh Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. The award is presented to a minority woman that the Pittsburgh Club has deemed outstanding in her chosen profession while providing excellent service in the Pittsburgh community.
“It is wonderful to see Maryln awarded for her hard work in the Seminary and Pittsburgh communities,” said RPTS President Dr. Jerry O’Neill.
Currently residing in Wilkinsburg, Black is the assistant to the president at RPTS, where she graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 2001. She has been an instructor at the Center for Urban Ministry and Harty Bible School, and is a guest lecturer for seminars and conferences in Western Pennsylvania. Black also serves at Metropolitan Baptist Church as the teacher for new member and discipleship classes, the evangelism team leader, and the spiritual guide for the women’s ministry.
Black is a graduate of Harty Bible School, and holds a bachelor of arts from Wilberforce University and a master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. She also is a doctorate of ministry student in the Reformed Focus at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Previous to her employment at RPTS, Black served the Department of Public Welfare, Allegheny County Assistance Office, for more than 32 years.
Black was presented with the award at the Pittsburgh Club’s Founder’s Day Celebration on Saturday, April 26.
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