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PITTSBURGH—Imogene Hines, professor of Journalism at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Boyce Campus has been selected as the winner of the 2012 Sojourner Truth Award, the highest award presented by the Pittsburgh Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. She received the award at a breakfast on April 28.
Hines joined CCAC in 1978 working as an assistant professor. She became an associate professor in 1983, before becoming professor in 1989. She has served the college in myriad capacities including as a professor in the areas of speech, English and public relations and as a former grand marshal for graduation. She will introduce the candidates for graduation at this year’s commencement exercises. Hines has received both national honors and campus awards for excellence in teaching.
Active in the community, Hines serves on the boards of Marian Plaza, Inc, the Pittsburgh Unit of the NAACP, the Martin Luther King Reading and Cultural Center and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Pittsburgh Chapter of The GirlFriends, Inc., and the Omega Wives of Pittsburgh. Her volunteer work with Jack and Jill of America, Inc., earned her a Distinguished Mother Award for Service from the organization’s National Chapter. Additionally, Hines has organized numerous social action initiatives, including Driving While Black, HIV/AIDS Prevention and the Three-Strike Law. She has also been active in voter registration efforts, voting poll monitoring and securing petition signatures. Hines also advocates for women’s rights, serving as vice president of the African American Women for Political Change. She is a Eucharistic minister and lector in the St. Charles Lwanga Parish.
A resident of Ross Township, Hines holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Speech from Duquesne University and a Master of Arts in Mass Media Communications from the University of Pittsburgh.
About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.