Monroe School of Business Professor Linda Silva-Thompson was one of eleven women recognized as Unsung Heroes by City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) for Women’s History Month on March 24 at York College.
“I believe that if we neglect to acknowledge the historical contributions of women, both past and present, then we have jeopardized the potential of all future generations of women,” the councilman said. “Therefore, it is critical as a community that we acknowledge your contributions to our nation, city and great borough.”
The honorees distinguished themselves in the realms of business, education, religion, government and the arts.
Professor Thompson was recognized as both an educator and a former partner of a large minority- and women-owned real estate sales and management firm. Other honored educators were Jane Harris, a pioneer of early childhood education programs, and Lindamichelle Baron, chairwoman of the Department of Teachers Education at York College.