Kathleen Hall Jamieson wins lifetime achievement award from the American Red Cross

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Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication and Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award, part of the 2009 Spectrum Awards from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Prof. Jamieson was presented with this award during a breakfast ceremony in Philadelphia on November 5.

“(Dr. Jamieson) embodies the spirit of the Red Cross,” said Tom Foley, CEO of the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross. “She is a pioneer who operates at the very highest echelons of her field.”

“Kathleen Hall Jamieson follows a tradition of outstanding community leaders, including Trudy Rubin, columnist and editorial board member for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dr. Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, Dawn Staley, head coach of Temple University’s Women’s Basketball Team, and Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder and executive director of Project H.O.M.E,” said Karol Wasylyshyn, Chapter Board member and chair of the Spectrum Committee. “On behalf of the Spectrum Committee and Board of Directors, I am thrilled to welcome them into this elite circle of women.”

Also honored was Shelly Yanoff, executive director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth, who received the Clara Barton Outstanding Humanitarian Award for Community Service.