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STLCC Trustee to Receive Hellenic Spirit Athena Award

September 29, 2008

Libby Fitzgerald  
Libby Fitzgerald

Libby Fitzgerald, a member of the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees, will receive the Hellenic Spirit Athena Award at a special luncheon Friday, Nov. 7, at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

The award is sponsored by the Hellenic Spirit Foundation of St. Louis and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to honor exceptional women in the St. Louis community. Recipients of this award have been selected for recognition based on their warmth, radiance and passion epitomized by the Goddess Athena. These traits are demonstrated through love for humanity, extraordinary commitment to community service, arts and education.

Fitzgerald, retired associate professor in counseling at STLCC-Forest Park, was elected to the college’s board of trustees in April. She served two terms as president of the JCD-NEA. She has received several awards for service to STLCC and students, including the Forest Park President’s Star Award in 1995 and the President’s WOW Award in 2004. She was recognized by the college’s board of trustees in 1999 for students’ cultural enhancement, and was nominated by students for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Teachers in America in 1993. She also earned the Forest Park campus Innovation of the Year Award in 1997.

Fitzgerald has served both as president and vice president of local chapter of the Daughters of Epirus, which promotes academic excellence and scholarship among young women, and also supports philanthropic issues both in the United States and Greece. She also was a board member of the Ponepiotic Federation of America, a group that defends human rights for the Greek ethnic minority in Albania.