Resolution J3335-2013

Commending Beverly Johnson upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York



  • Feb 4, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jan 29, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending Beverly Johnson upon the occasion of
being honored in conjunction with Women's  History  Month  2014  in  the
State of New York

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State  who  have
made  strong  contributions  to their communities and who inspire others
through their model citizenship; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Beverly Johnson upon the occasion of being honored in  conjunction  with
Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Women  of every race, class, and ethnic background have made
invaluable contributions to the growth and strength of New York State in
countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, the State of New York officially sets  aside  time
to  recognize the achievements and lives of such exemplary women, repre-
sentatives of the wide-ranging and vital roles women have played in  the
historic development of this great Empire State and its communities; the
theme  of  this year's commemoration is "Celebrating Women of Character,
Courage, and Commitment"; and
  WHEREAS, Beverly Johnson is a program developer and consultant in  the
realm  of  Science,  Technology,  Engineering,  and  Mathematics (STEM);
throughout her illustrious  and  varied  career,  she  has  consistently
epitomized  the  values  of  character,  courage,  and commitment in her
unwavering service to her peers, colleagues, and fellow citizens; and
  WHEREAS, Beverly Johnson is the Vice President of Educational Programs
for Demharp Consulting Group, where she specializes in  the  development
of  academic  programs for young people in grades 3 - 12, as well as the
development of training programs for adults in service industries; and
  WHEREAS, Beverly Johnson is deeply  committed  to  education  and  the
development  of  human potential, particularly within urban communities;
she is the former Executive Director of the Magnolia Tree  Earth  Center
of  Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc., a Brooklyn, New York, non-profit dedicated
to environmental sustainability, STEM and green education, and youth and
community development; and
  WHEREAS, For 27 years Beverly Johnson  was  a  productive  and  highly
effective  higher education leader, serving Polytechnic Institute of New
York University (NYU-Poly) in several capacities; she was Associate Dean
of Undergraduate Admissions, Director of International Student  Recruit-
ment, Assistant Dean of University Admissions, and Executive Director of
NYU-Poly's  Promise  Fund  Board's  Center  for Youth in Engineering and
Science; and
  WHEREAS,  Beverly  Johnson's  exceptional  skills  in  administration,
collaboration,  and  program  development,  as  well  as her passion for
exploration, and her extraordinary ability to  communicate  with  people
from  a  wide  range  of backgrounds and identities, have earned her the
respect and admiration of her peers, colleagues, and community; she  has
received  numerous  accolades  and  awards  for her work, including: the
Kings County District Attorney Extraordinary Women Award;  the  National
Black Caucus Technology to Empower Community Leadership Award; the Citi-
group "I Make A Difference" Award; the American Association of Blacks in
Energy  Service  Award;  the  National Society of Black Engineers Golden
Torch Award for outstanding pre-college program; the Brooklyn Chamber of
Commerce Award for MTEC programs; and a Certificate of Appreciation from
the Department of Veterans Affairs; and

  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her service to her community,
the State of New  York,  and  the  nation,  Beverly  Johnson  has  stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
express its highest admiration for  Beverly  Johnson  and  to  wish  her
continued success in all of her future endeavors; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Beverly  Johnson upon the occasion of being honored in conjunc-
tion with Women's History Month in the State of  New  York;  and  be  it
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Beverly Johnson.


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