Cecile Springer was awarded a University of Pittsburgh Medallion 225 for her outstanding contributions to the University and the community.  Cecile earned her Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in 1971. She is the President of Pittsburgh’s Springer Associates, which she founded in 1989 after a celebrated and diverse career that included work at Westinghouse Electric Company for 15 years, first as national Spokesperson for the Advanced Energy Systems Division and later as President of the Westinghouse Foundation. Cecile has shared her experience and leadership skills with a number of civic affiliations, boards of directors, and regional committees. In addition, she has given back to Pitt in numerous capacities, including her membership on the GSPIA Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership Advisory Board; serving a term as President of the Pitt Alumni Association, of which she also is a charter life member; and as an advisor on the African American Alumni Council Board. She was named a Distinguished Alumna of GSPIA in 1990 and the University of Pittsburgh honored Cecile’s many accomplishments in 2002 by naming her a Legacy Laureate. She has supported her alma mater with contributions to many areas of the University, including the establishment of the Cecile M. Springer Scholarship Endowment, benefiting undergraduate diversity.  The Zonta Club of Pittsburgh congratulates Cecile for achieving this recognition!