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Marshall honored by hometown foundation

9/19/2013
Colleen Marshall, an attorney in Porter Wright's Litigation Department, has been inducted into the Connellsville Area School District (CASD) Hall of Fame. The CASD Falcon Foundation established the Hall of Fame in 2010 to recognize outstanding individuals who have been affiliated with the district, in southwestern Pennsylvania. Marshall is a 1974 graduate of Connellsville Area High School.

From Trib Total Media, Inc., Nancy Henry reporting:
Colleen Connors Marshall is a 1974 graduate of CAHS and was nominated by Lewis Falton. Colleen attended Point Park University after graduating from CAHS. She studied journalism, went into television broadcasting and has become a news anchor in Columbus, Ohio for NBC Channel 4, a position she has held for more than 20 years.

She has been the recipient of numerous broadcasting awards including two regional Emmy awards from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts. In 1999, she received the Stonewall Media Award and two awards from the Associated Press for Best Newscast and Best Spot News Coverage. She has also been honored by the Ohio Society for Professional Journalists for “Best Coverage of Minority Issues.”

In addition to her full-time career in journalism, she graduated in 2004 from the Capital University Law School and currently serves as an associate with the Porter Wright Law Firm. She represents clients in a variety of legal areas with a primary focus on legal matters that accompany the use of social media.

“I am honored and humbled to be included in the 2013 induction class. Family, education and career successes are built on a strong foundation and I was fortunate to get that in Dunbar and at Connellsville High School,” said Marshall.

In addition to her two careers, Marshall devotes her free time to a variety of charitable and civic causes such as Easter Seals, “Just Say No,” D.A.R.E., Alzheimer's Memory Walk, Columbus AIDS Task Force, Make a Wish Foundation, YMCA Capital Campaign and the United Way.

Marshall was selected to be the commencement speaker at her alma mater, Point Park University in 2001, and was presented with an honorary doctorate.

She was nominated for the Hall of Fame by a 1974 classmate, Lewis Falton. “I nominated Colleen based on her achievements, she proved that when you have a dream you should go for it,” he said. Marshall and her husband Gary live in Hilliard, Ohio.

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