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Director of Academic Outreach to be Honored at Black History Celebration

Monday, February 23, 2015

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Herman Reid, Ed.D., Point Park University's director of academic outreach, will be honored Feb. 28 at the Fourth Annual Black History Celebration "Legends" Dinner, hosted by Classic Events, a Pittsburgh-based public relations and marketing consulting organization. He is being recognized for his numerous educational contributions to the Pittsburgh region.

Reid served for more than three decades as executive director of the Negro Educational Emergency Drive, which under his leadership provided more than $12 million in college scholarships to more than 16,000 needy and deserving students. A longtime educator, Reid served students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools as principal of Northview Heights Elementary School and assistant principal of Arlington Elementary School.

In 2011, Reid established the BOLD program as part of Point Park University's Urban Accounting Initiative. Through this collaboration with the Manchester Academic Charter School, middle school students have opportunities to explore the fields of accounting and finance through programming and special events.

Reid earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in education at Duquesne University and his doctorate in curriculum and supervision at the University of Pittsburgh. He has received honorary degrees from Westminster College, Duquesne University's School of Law, California University of Pennsylvania and Point Park University.

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