Diana Brush Named 2011 Outstanding Volunteer
Clarion, PA - Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) lifetime member, Diana Brush, was recently honored as an Outstanding Volunteer by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She accepted the award at NAWBO’s 2011 Make the Connection Awards Gala Dinner on April 20.
Brush, one of only 30 area-volunteers honored, was selected for her passion and dedication to the mission of Girl Scouting. She serves as a volunteer instructor of canoeing and a facilitator of adult learning for GSWPA. Brush offers enrichment courses in northwestern Pennsylvania on topics such as leadership essentials, community service, ceremonies, traditions in Girl Scouting and outdoor skill. She has a passion for working with adult volunteers who partner with girls to guide and inspire their growth. Brush’s work ensures an entire generation of girls will be given the confidence, skills and experience they need to lead.
Currently she serves as a certified instructor of paddling for the American Canoe Association; the President of the PA State System of Higher Education Career Services Association; and on the executive teams of the Pennsylvania Association of Parliamentarians; the State College and University Professional Association, the Pittsburgh Education Recruitment Consortium and the Pennsylvania Association for Colleges and Employers.
Brush holds a B.A. in French and masters degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has been employed in higher education for 28 years and has extensive experience teaching young adults to develop their citizenship, leadership and professional development skills. Brush served as the director of the Clarion University Community Service-Learning Program for 11 years and currently directs the Clarion University Career Services Center.
Brush and her husband, Scott, reside in Brookville, PA.