Pamela S. Moore named 2011 Penn State Fayette Outstanding Fellow
Pamela S. Moore was honored as the recipient of the 26th Outstanding Fellow Award by Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus on May 12. The award was presented by Penn State Fayette Chancellor Dr. Francis K. Achampong at a special meeting and ceremony of the Advisory Board of Penn State Fayette at the Uniontown Country Club.
The “Outstanding Fellow of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus” was established in 1985 by two local businessmen. Their intent was to honor a “community leader” whose support of the campus had been so exemplary as to warrant special recognition by the Advisory Board and its administration, faculty, staff and students. Considering that Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus does not grant honorary degrees, the “Outstanding Fellow Award” is the highest honor the campus can bestow. The recipients of this award possess the qualities that truly illustrate the phrase, “Penn State proud.”
Achampong says, “Pam epitomizes volunteerism and engaged citizenship at its best. She has given generously of her time, energy, and talents to multiple endeavors at Penn State Fayette over the years. We not only wanted to thank her profusely for that but also wanted to recognize her in a befitting way, and this award allows us to do just that.”
Moore was born and raised in Uniontown, and is the daughter of Darrell and Margaret Moore. She began her career with Crown American in 1981 as a marketing director at the Uniontown Mall. She was promoted to regional marketing director in 1985 and in 1988 she became the general manager of Washington Crown Center in Washington, Pa. In 1992, Moore returned home to become general manager of the Uniontown Mall, a role she retains today. Throughout her career, Moore has received a variety of accolades for her professional accomplishments.
Moore also has a strong belief in volunteerism and is involved with several community organizations, including the Penn State Fayette community. She has served as a committee chair for the Penn State Blues and White Gala since its inception three years ago, has generously supported Penn State Fayette’s THON Team for many years, and she regularly supports a number of Penn State Fayette’s signature cultural and athletic events.
Moore also is involved with the Fayette Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. In 2002 and 2003, Moore became the first female president of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. Moore served as the Uniontown Rotary Club President in 2003 and 2004. During her presidency, the club received “Club of the Year” and “the “Presidential Citation.” Individually, she was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2005, was chosen as the 2009 Rotarian of the Year, and obtained the Governor’s District Service award in 2008 and 2010.
Moore has received several other awards for her commitment to community service including the Captain’s Star Award from the Salvation Army in 2007; the Fayette Chamber of Commerce’s Herman Buck Award for Community Service; the Chamber Presidential Award; the Circle of Excellence Award; and most recently, she was named the Fayette County Citizen of the Year by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce.
Currently, Moore serves on the board of Communities In Schools, the Fayette Business and Industrial Development Corporation, the Fayette County Flag Committee, The Salvation Army, and the Fayette Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee.