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Larry PickettThe New Pittsburgh Courier selected Larry C. Pickett (’77) as one of 2012’s “50 Men of Excellence,” an award that honors Pittsburgh-area men who have left their mark of accomplishment, sacrifice and service on the local community and business environment.

Pickett, a project manager in the Strategic Planning and Operational Excellence department at Highmark, graduated from Clarion University with a bachelor’s degree in art. He considers himself “a life-long learner” and holds master’s degrees in science and business administration.

Recently, Pickett was keynote speaker during Clarion University’s Equity Week, delivering remarks at the week’s closing event, the equity dinner. He is a former member of the Clarion University Council of Trustees. Pickett also serves as a member of the Conference Board Council for Six Sigma Executives and the Smart Futures Board of Directors, and is involved with the Juran Institute, the American Society for Quality and the Pittsburgh Chess Club.

The New Pittsburgh Courier honored Pickett and the other 49 Men of Excellence at its annual awards reception Oct. 25 in the Main Ballroom of the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel.

Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

12/3/2012 2:30 PM

Alumnus receives New Pittsburgh Courier ‘Men of Excellence’ award