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Lorraine Marie Roberts

Lorraine Marie Roberts was American finance educator. Recipient Occupational Educator award, New York Education Department, 1989, President award, Marist College, 1998, Community Service award, Girl Scouts, District of Columbia, 2005, Girl Scouts, Dutchess County, 2005, Legacy award, Hudson Valley Credit Union, 2007, Gold medal award, Saint Cabrini Home, 2008.


  • Roberts, Lorraine Marie was born on May 12, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Willie and Adele Marie (Simpson) Pettie.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Hampton University, 1952. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1954.


    • Business teacher Union High School, Bowling Green, Virginia, 1952-1953, City School District, Rochester, New York, 1956-1964. Substitute business teacher Arlington School District, Poughkeepsie, 1964-1965. Part time business teacher Dutchess Community College, 1965-1966.

      Business teacher, coordinator, department chairman, occupation education department chairman Poughkeepise City School District, 1966-1996. Member business education committee New York Education Department, Albany, 1967—1990. Teachers advisory committee Dutchess Community College, 1981—1996.

      Member Vassar College Chaplaincy, 1991. Consultant New York State Education Department, 1996—2002.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


    God never intended nor desired for a single person to go to Hell. Sin caused a separation between God and man, and that Jesus’ death on the cross is the only bridge to cross from death to life. This bridge, however, is accessible by anyone at anytime.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.


    Board directors United Way of Dutchess County, New York, 1972—1981, Dutchess County council Girl Scouts United States, 1992—1999, Poughkeepsie (New York ) Day School, since 2002. Treasurer Eleanor Roosevelt Center, Valkill, 2002—2006, secretary, since 2007. Member Business Teachers New York State (treasurer, board directors constitution committee chairman, Clinton A. Reed award for outstanding business educator 1994), Business Education Association Mid-Hudson (board directors, president 1990-1996), New York State Curriculum and Assessment Council (co-chair technical and occupational studies committee), Dutchess County Dominica Partnership of America (vice president 1990-1992), Dutchess County History Society (board directors, president), Iota Alpha Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha (president 1969-1971, treasurer, Black Achievers award in Education 1992), Communities Fire Dutches Company Board, since 2008.


    • Married Arthur M. Roberts, June 25, 1954 (sep. 1972); children: Kevin Middleton, Harlan Keith.
    • father: Willie Pettie
    • mother: Adele Marie (Simpson) Pettie
    • spouse: Arthur M. Roberts
    • children: Kevin Middleton Roberts
    • Harlan Keith Roberts
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    • 1952
      Hampton University
    • 1954
      Columbia University
    • 1952 - 1953
      Business teacher, Union High School
      Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
    • 1956 - 1964
      Business teacher, Union High School
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      substitute business teacher, Arlington School District
      Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
    • 1965 - 1966
      part time business teacher, Dutchess Community College
    • 1966 - 1996
      business teacher, Poughkeepise City School District
    • 1966 - 1996
      coordinator, Poughkeepise City School District
    • 1966 - 1996
      department chairman, Poughkeepise City School District
    • 1966 - 1996
      occupation education department chairman, Poughkeepise City School District
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