Scott Lammie receives Bidwell Training Center Award
Scott Lammie Honored as 2012 Recipient of Bidwell Training Center’s Jesse W.
Fife Jr. Fabric of Our Community Award on March 26, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. Lammie joins past honorees as a positive influence on the economy of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
– Bidwell Training Center (BTC), an affiliate of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, will be honoring the 2012 Jesse W. Fife Jr. Fabric of Our Community award recipient, Scott Lammie, Chief Financial Officer, UPMC Health Plan and senior vice president, UPMC Insurance Services Division, on Monday, March 26, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at 1815 Metropolitan Street on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Every year, BTC selects an awardee who embodies the mission and vision of
changing the lives of adults-in-transition in Southwestern Pennsylvania and
demonstrates a significant and consistent contribution to the career training
industry. This year’s honoree has built his life and career around enhancing the
livelihood of people in communities throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.
Scott Lammie graduated from Pittsburgh Allderdice High School and Duquesne
University and has worked his entire professional career in Pittsburgh,
including 14 years in public accounting and nearly 22 years at UPMC. Scott has
worked closely with Bidwell Training Center, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and
their parent company, Manchester Bidwell Corporation, for over 20 years. He has
served as a member of the Board of Directors since January 2009. In addition to
his service to Bidwell Training Center, Scott is involved actively with a wide
variety of nonprofit organizations including Duquesne University, Hill House
Association, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and many others.
Scott was chosen as the 2012 Jesse W. Fife Jr. Fabric of Our Community award
recipient in honor of his tireless efforts to help create, launch and sustain
the Electronic Record Medical Assistant (ERMA) major, Bidwell Training Center’s
newest program. “Scott was instrumental in making vital industry
connections—including access to technology resources and field expertise and
identification of ongoing support—that have made the program an instant
success,” says Connie Geiger, director of Medical Programs at Bidwell Training
Center, “Scott’s efforts on behalf of Bidwell’s ERMA major helped lead to an
89-percent job placement rate for the first class of ERMA graduates.”
About his support for our community, Scott says, “My family is so appreciative
that we are able to actively participate in our region to help advance health,
education, history, the arts, the environment, and ensure that essential human
services will continue to be delivered to those in need.”
Presenting the 2012 Fabric of Our Community award will be President and CEO of
Manchester Bidwell Corporation Bill Strickland and the 2009 Fabric of Our
Community honoree Mary Curet Duranti, director, Disabilities Resource Center,
UPMC Community Provider Services.
Other Fabric of Our Community honorees have included the Reverend Doctor James
J. Robinson, Founder of Bidwell Cultural and Training Center; Jack Forsythe, new
business opportunity analyst, Individual Marketing CAS, Bayer MaterialScience
LLC; and Mary Curet Duranti. The award is named for the late Mr. Jesse W. Fife
Jr., the 2011 award recipient. As Manchester Bidwell Corporation’s Chief
Operating Officer, Mr. Fife strengthened the fabric of Pittsburgh’s community by
helping to create and nurture Bidwell Training Center, a professional and caring
organization that has served thousands of Southwestern Pennsylvanians over the
past four decades.
This year, we would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of
this event and BTC’s commencement ceremony on Saturday April 14, 2012 at Rodef
Shalom Synagogue at 6:30 p.m.
UPMC Health Plan
Michael & Kathryn Bryson
Scott & Susan Lammie
Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
Bill & Nancy Rackoff
Ish & Mary Lou McLaughlin
Robert Morris University
About Bidwell Training Center
For over 40 years, Bidwell Training Center has attracted national recognition
for its innovative and career-oriented training. We partner with leading
corporations to design high-caliber, market-relevant career training majors
leading to entry-level employment. Accredited by Accrediting Commission of
Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and at no cost to our constituents, our
programming is geared toward equipping students with the necessary skills for
employment in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Current majors include Chemical
Laboratory Technician, Culinary Arts, Electronic Record Medical Assistant,
Horticulture Technology, Medical Claims Processing, and Medical Coding.
About Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its affiliates
At Manchester Bidwell Corporation, we have a simple philosophy – environment
shapes people’s lives. By constructing an atmosphere of art, light, music and
supportive staff, we enable our students to become productive society members.
We do this through two programs: Bidwell Training Center provides accredited and
state licensed adult career training while Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild’s Youth
& Arts program serves public school students by offering courses in our
ceramics, design, digital and photography studios. We are so confident in our
vision that we founded the National Center for Arts & Technology to create
similar educational environments across the nation … and the world!
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