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Congratulations to Monica Yant Kinney, winner of the Beverly Edwards Memorial Award for Leadership Excellence

News from June 19, 2015

YantKinney_Heuer200On June 17, 2015, Monica Yant Kinney, Executive Director of VPUL Communications and External Affairs, received the Beverly Edwards Memorial Award for Leadership Excellence for demonstrating outstanding humor, passion for learning and for teaching, willingness to help others, desire to make a difference, and drive to excel during her participation in the Leadership@Penn professional development program.

Since 2012, the Beverly Edwards Memorial Award for Leadership Excellence has been presented to an outstanding member of each Leadership@Penn cohort. The awardees are selected based on brief nomination essays submitted by colleagues in the cohort.

Beverly Edwards, Ph.D., joined the Division of Human Resources as an Executive Director in 1999 and was responsible for Learning and Education and HR Communications until she passed away in 2011. During this time she was an ardent supporter of leadership development and a champion for the Leadership@Penn program.

For more information about Penn’s leadership and professional development opportunities, visit https://www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/learning.