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President Ambar Earns Take the Lead Award from Girl Scouts of Eastern Pa.

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) will honor some of the Lehigh Valley’s most distinguished women, whose leadership and achievements have made the world a better place, during the organization’s March 27 Take the Lead event. The program is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. at SteelStacks at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem. One of the award recipients is Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar.

Carmen Twillie Ambar“I am very pleased and honored to have been chosen for this award. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the Girl Scouts and the values and leadership training the organization provides for girls and young women,” said Ambar. “Their mission is, in many ways, similar to what we are doing every day at Cedar Crest College.”

GSEP allows its Scouts the opportunity to run the annual Take the Lead program from start to finish, showcasing the poise and maturity of its emerging leaders.

“We are excited to celebrate these remarkable women, who serve as role models to our young Girl Scouts,’” said GSEP CEO Natalye Paquin. “Through programs like Take the Lead, we can empower this generation of girls to reach their full potential and become dynamic leaders in their communities and beyond.”

In addition to President Ambar, other honorees from the Lehigh Valley include:

  • Shelley Brown, executive director, State Theatre
  • Susan Kubik, executive director, NCC Foundation/Northampton Community College
  • Dr. Donna Miller, private practice
  • Centennial Award: Frances Hesselbein, CEO, Leader to Leader Institute