(Delaware & Chester Counties, PA)—Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black received the ATHENA Leadership Award® for her professional excellence, community service and for helping residents, especially women, in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. The award was bestowed upon Dr. Gates Black by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce during a virtual luncheon, due to COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Keynote speaker Leslie Richards, general manager of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, complimented Dr. Gates Black on leading the College during an unprecedented time when COVID-19 has threatened the safety and economic well-being of students and residents and during a period of national turbulence and soul-searching on issues of race, equity and community policing.