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Leonora Anyango earned Harvard University’s Derek Bok Public Service Award

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Leonora Anyango, a faculty fellow in the University of Pittsburgh’s David C. Frederick Honors College, received the Derek Bok Public Service Award from Harvard University, where she graduated with a Master of Liberal Arts in May.

The coveted award for undergraduate and master’s graduates at Harvard recognizes creative initiatives in community service or long-standing records of civic achievement. Anyango was honored for mentoring college students, working with refugees and other international students in Pittsburgh, and financing education for blind youth in Kenya.

An expert in language, culture and education, Anyango (EDUC ’06G) earned PhDs in education and English composition from Pitt and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, respectively. Along with her Frederick Honors College position, she teaches composition and professional courses in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.