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    Two Duquesne Employees Honored as Women of Excellence

    The New Pittsburgh Courier recognized Marla Bradford, senior employment recruiter in Duquesne University's Office of Human Resource Management, and Dr. Erroline Williams, director of professional development and corporate outreach in Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA), as Women of Excellence during a June 20 award ceremony.

    The Women of Excellence awards, now in their sixth year, honor Allegheny County recipients for demonstrating excellence in positions not traditionally held by African-American women.

    Bradford is responsible for driving diversity and inclusion recruitment strategies for the University's Division of Academic Affairs' faculty, administrative and support staff. She also manages the Minority Professional Development and Support Staff Development Internship programs.

    Bradford received a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Geneva College. Her community involvement, board affiliations and memberships include Vibrant Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Diversity Council, Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Freedom Unlimited Inc., The Black Political Empowerment Project, Pittsburgh National Black MBA Association, the Pittsburgh Human Resource Association of Human Resource Professionals and the Society of Human Resource Management. She lives in Clairton.

    Williams manages and designs the Power of Leadership Program for the University's administrative professional staff and the Support Professional Development Program for administrative support staff. She oversees the Executive Certificate in Financial Planning (CFP) Program, the CFP Alumni Community and the CFP Advisory Board. Williams also developed SLPA's popular Leadership Breakfast Series, which launched in 2011.

    She received a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Pittsburgh, a master's degree in leadership and liberal studies from SLPA and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Recently honored with a 2012 Pittsburgh Business Times' Human Resources Leadership Award, Williams was named among the 2011 Women of Integrity by the Pittsburgh Professional Women organization. She is a resident of Plum.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.