Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of Pan African Studies, is a Sheroe.
While that distinction has been apparent to many in the Arcadia community for several years, it was bestowed on Dr. Loury at the fourth annual 105.3 WDAS-FM Women of Excellence Luncheon on March 31, when she was one of nine women from the area recognized “for their brilliance, grace and elegance.” Other honorees included Philadelphia broadcaster and State Representative Rev. Louise Williams Bishop, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Cherrelle Parker (District 9), 6ABC News Anchor Lisa Thomas Laury, and Magazine Editor of The Philadelphia Tribune Shonda McClain.
“I have been so blessed in my life,” said Dr. Loury. “We are excited and exuberant women. We are extra– warrior women need to be extra. We’re getting ready to leave a legacy.”
Dr. Loury has received several awards throughout her career, including the Education Award from the Black Women’s Educational Alliance of Montgomery County in 2013, the Charles Henry Chapman award in 2012, the Northwest CommUnity Coalition for Youth (NCCY) “Good Neighbor Award” in 2016, and the Faculty Development Award at the 2012 Global Faculty Development Workshop for the Center for U.S. and Hemispheric Studies. She is the first African American professor at Arcadia to be awarded the coveted Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2010, and she also received the University’s Cultural Ally Award in 2009. Additionally, she is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated, Phi Beta Omega Chapter.