Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania Hosts 2010 Awards of Distinction

Apr 15, 2010 Posted in Newsroom, Press Releases

Pittsburgh, PA - The 2010 Awards of Distinction Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 6 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jeannette South-Paul, MD has been named the 2010 Woman of Distinction. South-Paul is a professor and the Chair of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is also the Director of the Center for Primary Care Community-based Research in the Department of Family Medicine and a practicing family physician. South-Paul was chosen as a McCann Scholar for mentoring in 2004, received the AMA’s Pride in the Profession award in 2007, was awarded the AAFP John G. Walsh award for Lifetime Contributions to Family Medicine in 2008 and was one of the twelve Phenomenal Women in the 2009 Pitt Magazine Awardees. She also had a distinguished record of service and retired at the rank of Colonel after serving 22 years in the United States Army.

Nicole Kramer has been named the 2010 Girl of Distinction. Kramer is a senior honor roll student at both Burgettstown High School and Western Area Career & Technology Center, where she will graduate from the Health Assistant Program as a CNA. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. Kramer has served as a Courtesy Corp Worker and Historian for Skills USA and competed in Skills USA regional competition, winning two Gold Awards in 2009 and 2010, and a Bronze Award at the States level. She is also President of the Entrepreneurship Club and participates in the Burgettstown High School Theatre. Kramer has been heavily involved in community service, winning the Challenge Program, Inc. Community Service Award in 2009. Kramer has been named a Trib Total Media’s Outstanding Young Citizen and has participated in Toys for Tots fundraisers, Washington County Food Bank drives, blood bank rives and countless other volunteer and community service activities. Kramer has been involved in Girl Scouts for 12 years and has received her Bronze and Silver Award. She is also currently working toward her Gold Award.

The United States Steel Corporation has been named the 2010 Corporation of Distinction. The United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This company has dedicated itself to five core values which include diversity and inclusion, environmental stewardship, quality and customer, focus on cost and results and accountability. Through the core value of environmental stewardship, United States Steel Corporation has recognized that the earth is a shared and finite resource that must be safeguarded for generations to come, and have therefore increased energy recovery by nearly 20 percent. They have been committed to sustainability, public welfare, and corporate citizenship for more than a century. The United States Steel Corporation has since founded the United States Steel Foundation, a nonprofit membership program that has awarded nearly $247 million dollars in grants and matching gifts since 1953. They have also created a scholarship program for high-achieving students, especially those with financial hardships. The United States Steel Corporation is a company that is committed to doing the right things for future generations.

Alison McMutrie and Jamie McMutrie will receive the 2010 Humanitarian Award. The McMutries are sisters who have dedicated their lives to helping the orphaned children of Haiti find refuge in the BRESMA orphanage. They have assisted in helping to run the orphanage since 2002. The sisters have given themselves, as volunteers, to better the lives of these children. They have spent countless hours assisting these children with everything from learning to finding adoptive homes for the children here in the United States. The McMutries refused to leave the BRESMA children following the deadly earthquake that hit Haiti earlier this year, caring for the children until they all were able to be rescued and flown to Pittsburgh.

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