I was born in Minneapolis, one of four sisters. My father was a college professor who was finishing his Ph.D. in American studies at the University of Minnesota, after which he took a job at Penn State. So, I actually grew up in State College, and was a “faculty brat” there. My mother…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
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  • Sidebar Title Judith Hansen O’Toole
  • Sidebar Sub Title Art Lover
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    Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Director and CEO (19932018)

    Wilkes University, Wilkes-​Barre, Pa., Associate Professor, Art Department (199093)

    Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Director (19821993)

    Pennsylvania State University, MA, Art History (1980)

    University of Minnesota, BA, Art History (1975)

    Minneapolis College of Art and Design (19721973)

I was born in Reading, Pa., on Aug. 15, 1969. My parents, Karl and Susan Fetterman, were both only 19 years old at the time, so I was an “unplanned event.” But my mom and dad did get married and, as I matured and came to understand the circumstances surrounding my birth, the…

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  • Issue Year 2018
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I grew up in Shadyside, the daughter of Howard W. Hanna Jr., and Anne Freyvogel Hanna, with an older brother and younger sister. Eventually, all three of us went to small Catholic colleges.

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  • Issue Year 2018
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  • Sidebar Title Helen Hanna Casey
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    Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (19752017; CEO, 2015 – present)

    National Association of Realtors, Corporate Investors Council (Chair)

    Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Executive Committee

    TriState Capital Bank (Board Member)

    Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Executive Committee

I’ll bet that I’m the only musician ever to record a CD simply titled “Pittsburgh,” which is a tribute to my beloved hometown. It’s a “miracle city,” really. When it comes to industry, culture and the arts, Pittsburgh has contributed more to the world than most people can begin to imagine.

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  • Issue Year 2017
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  • Sidebar Title Ahmad Jamal
  • Sidebar Sub Title Jazz Master
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    Honorary Doctorate of Music, New England Conservatory (2015)

    Down Beat Hall of Fame, 76th Readers’ Poll (2011)

    Ordre des Arts et de Lettres, Government of France (2007)

    Living Jazz Legend, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2007)

    American Jazz Hall of Fame, New Jersey Jazz Society (2003)

    Gold Medallion, Steinway & Sons 150 Years Celebration (2003)

    American Jazz Masters Award, National Endowment for the Arts (1994)

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