Ivy Young Willis / Martha Willis Dale Award and Lecture
Each year, the History and Political Science Department recognizes a woman who has made a noteworthy contribution to the civic life of her community; local, regional, national, or international.
She is invited to Cabrini to speak to our students and receive the Ivy Young Willis / Martha Willis Dale Award.
This year’s recipient is Beth E. Sturman, Executive Director of the Laurel House.
- Thursday, April 12, 2018
4:30pm in the Mansion
- All are welcome to attend this free event. RSVP by April 8.
- Directions are available at cabrini.edu/directions.
Beth E. Sturman
Since October 2005, Beth Sturman has served as Executive Director of Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence service and prevention agency, based in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
As Executive Director of Laurel House, Sturman brings more than 30 years of professional experience in the human services field to the organization. She has served as a senior manager in prominent human services organizations in the San Francisco Bay area of California, as well as in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. Most of her work has focused on addressing the needs of families and children.
Sturman holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from California State University, East Bay.
The award and lecture program began in 1992 through the generosity of William G. Willis, father of Martha Dale, a 30-year employee of Cabrini who passed away in 2012.
To honor his late wife, Willis combined his own interest in political science and his wife’s involvement with the League of Women Voters and the World Affairs Council, bestowing the award to a woman who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of public affairs.
Ivy Young Willis was a teacher, administrator, and reading consultant whose work at WQED in Pittsburgh lead the way for the teaching of reading on public television.
This series is dedicated to her memory and to her strong belief that women have a unique talent for improving the climate and conduct of public affairs.
Contributions of support are gratefully accepted.