FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DEVEREUX TO HONOR NEFERTITI BRUCE WITH THE 21ST ANNUAL
Bruce to be Recognized with $30,000 Grant at Weaver E. Falberg Leadership Award Dinner
WEAVER E. FALBERG LEADERSHIP PROMISE FELLOWSHIP AWARD
Philadelphia, PA, November 18, 2010 – Nefertiti Bruce, training curriculum
development specialist and national trainer at the Devereux
Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) in Villanova, Pa., will be honored
with the 21st Annual Weaver E. Falberg Leadership Promise Fellowship
Award on November 19, 2010 at a celebratory dinner at Philadelphia Marriott
West in West Conshohocken, PA.
Ms. Bruce, a resident of Philadelphia, is being
recognized for her accomplishments in developing training programs for teachers
and caregivers who work with children with social and emotional issues as well
as for demonstrated leadership potential within the Devereux organization. Devereux
is the nation’s largest nonprofit behavioral
healthcare providers for individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities, behavioral disorders and mental illness.
Established in November 1989 by the Devereux Board
of Trustees, the award honors the memory of Weaver E. Falberg, Board Chairman
from 1983 to 1991, who died in July 1997.
In addition to working tirelessly to build a strong future for Devereux,
Mr. Falberg placed great emphasis on recognizing and enhancing leadership in
the organization. The Weaver E. Falberg Leadership Promise Fellowship
acknowledges an employee’s commitment to Devereux’s mission and recognizes
outstanding leadership capability and potential. It provides financial
assistance for the purpose of furthering one’s education and training.
“Nefertiti was selected from a large pool of
Devereux employees from our 16 centers across the country for the outstanding
leadership qualities she exhibits in her work with the DCRC and also for her
vision for enhancing the lives of children working with Devereux,” said Robert
Q. Kreider, President and CEO of Devereux.
Nefertiti will use
the $30,000 award funds to obtain her doctorate of education, (edD) in Curriculum
Instruction and Assessment, to further her career as an early childhood
specialist. She will obtain her edD from Walden University, an online
institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
“I am thankful for this award and consider
myself very fortunate to be an employee of Devereux and the Devereux Center for
Resilient Children,” said Bruce. “With an edD in Curriculum,
Instruction, and Assessment I hope to design systems of training and
professional development that weave the concepts of resiliency into services
offered to our clients and families and to the staff responsible for their care.”
Recipients of the Falberg Award must have worked for Devereux
for at least two years, and first be nominated by a senior manager at Devereux.
Once nominated, applicants submit a plan outlining what they propose to do with
funds received to further their education and training. Ms. Bruce was nominated by Martha Lindsay, Vice
President for Product Development who oversees the DCRC for Devereux.
For more information on Devereux and the work
they are doing for to care for individuals with developmental, intellectual,
and behavioral disabilities please visit www.devereux.org.
is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit behavioral healthcare providers for
individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, behavioral disorders
and mental illness. Founded in 1912 by
Philadelphia schoolteacher Helena Trafford Devereux, the organization offers
research-based assessment and treatment programs for children and adults that
build on the strengths of each individual.
Devereux employs more than 6,000
staff and operates 15 centers in 11 states, providing services to over 15,000
annually. For more information, visit www.devereuxpa.org