Today our Executive Director Lamar Lovelace was presented with Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy’s 2022 Meritorious Service Award! This award is given annually to an alumni who has contributed their time and talents in support of Heinz College, and its mission.

“It’s an exciting time. We’re taking the tradition of stepping and its core principles of teamwork, discipline and commitment to new and exciting places across the globe,” says Lamar, a 2004 graduate, who holds a master of arts management (MAM) degree, a joint program between the College of Fine Arts and Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

“Stepping is culturally rich connective tissue that binds African American history, dance and storytelling. It’s very accessible. As an organization, we’ve always been very proud that everyone — of any age and from any place in the world — can enjoy and appreciate (what we do).”

Heinz Award Page:
Heinz Alumni News Article, ‘Stepping’ Up: