Neumann University Presents Distinguished Alumni Award to Regina Black Lennox

Regina Black Lennox accepting her the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award.

On Saturday evening, October 19th, 2013, Regina Black Lennox, Class of ’77 accepted the 2013 Neumann University Distinguished Alumni Award during a gala Homecoming Celebration.  Selected from five proposed nominees, Black Lennox was honored for her commitment to Franciscan values, outstanding career and community achievements, and her contributions to Catholic education, the Catholic Church and empowering laity across the county.

She spoke about the many things she learned at Neumann, and thanked her family, teachers, mentors and particularly the Franciscan Sisters of Glen Riddle.  Black Lennox stated: “From these dedicated women I learned the vow of obedience is not confining, it’s a commitment to truly living the second commandment.  From the Sisters I learned that Faith is a verb, an action to be completed – love, teach, celebrate, trust, empower.”

As consultant, speaker and presenter, since 1989 Black Lennox has worked extensively with Faith communities, institutions and organizations providing strategic planning, facilitation, educational and resource development, staff training, policies analysis, motivational seminars, mediation, and conflict resolution services.

She was a Catholic and private school teacher and administrator for eighteen years in Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester Counties and loved that experience.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Recognizing that Faith communities have similar organizational needs as business and commercial entities but are driven by a unique integral focus on Faith and Spiritual motivation, Black Lennox began her ministry working with Faith-based not-for-profits.  Within the Catholic Church she has created a model for the establishment of new parishes; designed and presented clergy, religious and lay seminars; presented training & development programs; produced resource instruments and communication programs; and facilitated numerous parish and school self-studies, closings and consolidations, town hall meetings and more.

In addition Black Lennox has created and presented workshops and programs for clergy, lay ministers and the laity in numerous diocese, seminaries and universities across the country.   She serves as retreat master and presenter to Catholic Scout conferences, MOMS and parent organizations.

She also provides consulting services, programs, conferences and seminars for a number of other Faith communities and nondenominational not-for-profits.  Some of her best-known presentations and articles include: The Language of Leadership, Ways to Incite & Excite; Stay Proactive—Not Reactive; Communicate to Create; Called, Challenged and Gifted; and Implementing Change Powerfully and Successfully.

Black Lennox currently operates as the Director of Philanthropy for Progressive Business Publications and works for one of the tri-state region’s quietest but most extensive entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, and philanthropists.  She manages a significant family foundation & a corporate charitable trust, overseeing more than 35 initiatives focused on disadvantaged children, young people of promise, community and civic organizations, and cancer and energy research.

She serves on a number of advisory councils and has been honored numerous times for her volunteer activities; one of her favorite is the Juliet Light Award from the Girl Scouts USA.

She and her husband Bill, married 36 years and both avid travelers, are the grateful parents of three extraordinary grown daughters and are awaiting their first grandchild.