Tyson receives lifetime achievement award

 Pat Provnick, Lorena Tyson, Marie Blistan
Tyson (seated) is congratulated by NJREA President Pat Provnick (left) and NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan.

Congratulations to NJREA's Minority-Concerns Rep Lorena Tyson. Tyson has been selected as the recipient of the Shirley Chisholm Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award recognizes women who have made magnanimous achievements in their fields, and, by doing so, exemplify the spirit, tenacity and innovation demonstrated by the late Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress and the first woman to run for a presidential nomination in the United States.

Tyson was honored at the 2014 Annual Shirley Chisholm Awards Ceremony, held at the Valley Regency in Clifton, on April 26.