2022 Torch Awards Ceremony

25 May 2022

This year the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg was honored to recognize the inspiring work of four individuals, three organizations, and one Youth Award Honoree. These individuals and groups have worked towards bettering our community through advancing tolerance, appreciation of differences, and promoting a global understanding.

Torch Award Honorees - Bettering Our Community

Dr. Sharee Livingston

Patients R Waiting, Diversifying Doulas, UPMC

Dr. John Sygielski

Harrisburg Area Community College President

Dr. Denise Johnson

Physician General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Dr. Karl Qualls

Professor of History at Dickinson College

Aarushi Dedhiya

Youth Torch Award Honoree

Youth Columnist for PennLive

State Street Academy of Music

For its work providing music enrichment and training opportunities to children of diverse backgrounds and promoting the highest ideals of multiculturalism in music education

Tomorrow's Smile

For their work as advocates to eliminate personal and institutional violence against individuals

Carlisle United Methodist Church

For the church's work to assist Afghan refugees resettle in Central Pennsylvania

Thank you to this event's Ambassador level sponsor: