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STLCC’s Morrell-Charles Honored at Salute to Young Leaders Event

March 09, 2011

Anisha Morrell-Charles  
Anisha Morrell-Charles

Anisha Morrell-Charles, special assistant to the chancellor at St. Louis Community College, recently was one of 20 individuals recognized at the St. Louis American Foundation's inaugural Salute to Young Leaders Networking Awards Reception.  

 

The African-American professionals, age 40 or under, were recognized for going above and beyond in both their professional performance and community involvement.

 

According to St. Louis American Foundation president Donald M. Suggs, the selected young leaders are committed, compassionate and generous individuals who are making a positive impact in the community.

 

"These individuals are the newsmakers of the future," said Suggs. "They are going above and beyond in both their professional performance and community involvement. They are ‘active' and ‘effective,' and they deserve recognition."

 

More than 130 Young Leader nominations, representing a broad base of young professionals from diverse fields throughout the region, were received for the inaugural event. A committee of their peers, seven local African-American professionals, age 40 or under, selected the 20 awardees.

 

Morrell-Charles assists STLCC Chancellor Zelema Harris in working with leaders in business and industry and in educational agencies in order to identify opportunities for the college to broaden the reach of its programs and services, especially for underserved markets. Morrell-Charles also assists the chancellor in working with the corporate community, community-based organizations, educational affiliates, and state educational organizations and councils.

 

“To me, it’s important that you endeavor upon something because you are truly passionate about it and not for the fame or perceived benefits,” she said. “Don’t give back. Give first.”

 

Morrell-Charles, who was born in New Orleans, La., is a founding member of the United Way Young Professionals. She also is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and the National Black MBA Association.

 

Morrell-Charles earned master’s degrees in business administration and corporate communications from Lindenwood University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies is from the University of Missouri-Columbia.