Charlene Glispy, director of the human ecology department and the dietetics program at Mercyhurst College, is this year’s winner of the “Outstanding Professional Award,” presented annually by the Pennsylvania Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Glispy will be honored at the association’s annual April meeting held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Glispy is receiving the award because of her significant contributions in the field of family and consumer science, in particular her demonstration of leadership skills and surpassing the boundaries of professional excellence.
Since the beginning of her career at Mercyhurst College in 1978, Glispy has been instrumental in advising, supporting, developing and maintaining the Mercyhurst human ecology program. After becoming director for both the human ecology and the dietetics program in 1986, she has administered and reconstructed the curriculum of the programs.