Tracy Soska wins the Coleman award



COSA Chair and Continuing Education Director Tracy Soska has won the 2017 Coleman Award presented by the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics. The award, named for former School of Social Work faculty member Moe Coleman, recognizes elected and nonelected community leaders who, by personal example and sustained generosity, have made a significant impact in the region.

The University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics recognizes that the collective identity of any region is largely demonstrated by the overall values and priorities embraced by the people who live there. In Southwestern Pennsylvania, we place significant value on individuals who have a strong commitment to serve the region. To honor one of our community’s greatest civic servants and to recognize those who have followed in his path, the Institute of Politics has created the Morton “Moe” Coleman Award for Excellence in Community Service.


The purpose of the Coleman Award is twofold. It creates a lasting tribute to the Institute’s founding director, Moe Coleman, for the substantial and enduring contributions he has made to the Southwestern Pennsylvania region in the areas of public policy and governance, education, health and human services, and human equity. The award also recognizes elected and nonelected community leaders who, by personal example and sustained generosity, have made a significant impact in the region.

The award will be presented tomorrow, September 14, 2017, at the 2st Annual Elected Officials Retreat. For more information or to register for the event , please contact Jennifer Haselrig at 412-624-1837 or email her at jmh283@pitt.edu.