Honorary degree for child advocate Patti Lyons

October 8th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in People

Patti Lyons receiving her honorary degree

Lyons receiving her honorary degree

Pioneer social worker Patti Lyons, a passionate advocate for children, was awarded the University of Hawaiʻi’s Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during UH Mānoa’s spring commencement ceremonies.

As president and CEO of Child and Family Services, Lyons pushed for child protective laws, the first Child Protective Services Center and adoption of the Healthy Start program in Hawaiʻi. She also established the Consuelo Foundation to serve children and women in the Philippines and Hawaiʻi and chairs Mānoa’s Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work Board of Advisors.

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