From left to right: Andy Wetherill, extension educator, Small Farms Program, Delaware State University; Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and vice president, Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross; and Dr. Azubuike Ezeife, founding president of IDU USA.
Several local and national organizations recently honored Independence Blue Cross Foundation President Lorina Marshall-Blake for her dedication to her community, tireless service, and thought leadership.
Marshall-Blake received the 2017 Chairman’s Choice honor at the Browning Foundation Scholarship Gala on September 30, 2017. The Browning Foundation is dedicated to raising money for community organizations that serve youth through tutoring, mentoring, seminars, literacy outreach programs and entertaining yet educational hands-on team building exercises. It also provides scholarships to high school seniors entering an accredited college, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors as well as college or graduate students over the age of 30 years of age.
Fun Times Magazine
Marshall Blake was an honoree at the Fun Times 7th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony on October 14. Fun Times Magazine is the predominant culture and life-style magazine for African, Caribbean and African American communities in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE)
Marshall-Blake was a featured speaker, along with Sonia Sanchez, at the national ABWHE conference “Sister Power: Lift as we Climb” held in Philadelphia on October 19. The focus of the conference was the impact of the presence of black women in and around higher education through research, policy development, workshops, and support.