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

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  • 29 / Jan / 2014
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
  • 04 / Feb / 2014

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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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