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Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell

Noteworthy: Fennell received the National Collegiate Honors Council’s Ron Brandolini Award for Excellence at a Two-Year Institution for her work with the Community College of Allegheny County’s honors program and at the national level.

Age: 58

Residence: Pleasant Hills

Family: Husband, Robyn; three sons and four grandchildren

Education: She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and theater from Westminster College in New Wilmington and a master’s in teaching English from the University of Pittsburgh.

Occupation: Professor of English at CCAC

Background: Fennell joined CCAC in 1988 and has served a director of the honors program since 2005. She has served as president and vice president of the North East Regional Honors Council, is active with the Pittsburgh Opera and has received various teaching awards.

Quote: “This is a shock. There are hundreds of wonderful honors directors at two-year institutions across the nation. It is a tremendous honor to be selected.”

— Megan Guza

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