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Sobehart Named One of Business Women First Honorees for 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Helen Sobehart photo for Business Women FirstHelen Sobehart, D.A., who recently retired associate academic vice president for graduate education at Point Park University, has been honored as one of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ 25 Business Women First recipients for 2017.

Sobehart was honored for her work in developing the University’s 54-credit Doctor of Education program in Leadership and Administration. The program, which kicked off in the fall of 2014, was Point Park’s first doctoral program.

The members of the doctoral program’s first cohort of 18 nominated Sobehart for the honor. Dr. Jim Ice, one of the cohort members, said he hopes the honor “demonstrates in some small way our appreciation and devotion” to Sobehart, who he said has always put others first throughout her career.

“There are hardly words to describe the appreciation and awe I feel to receive such recognition by people who are already leaders in their own right and are equally deserving of awards — which many of them have received,” Sobehart said of the cohort. “It demonstrates the quality and integrity of those who have been attracted to the program and who have thrived on the hard work and high expectations that the program requires.”

Future doctors of leadership and administration can choose from four concentrations:

  • Professional Leadership;
  • Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility;
  • K-12 Administration (Including principal certification); or an
  • Individualized Concentration (Transfer in up to 18 post-master’s credits; if fewer than 18 credits are transferred, the remainder of courses needed will be selected from the Professional Leadership track by the program director)

Sobehart and the 24 other Business Women First recipients will be honored at a dinner event on March 8 at The Westin Convention Center.

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