Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay is proud to announce Paula T. Morris as the 2013 Woman of Distinction for the lower region of the council.
Paula T. Morris’ passions revolve around youth, leadership and education. At work and in the community she’s often surrounded by young people.
As a Professor of the Practice in Marketing at Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business, she brings real-world learning experiences to her students. Encouraging students to engage with non-profit and small businesses, many students find a passion for volunteering and contributing to their communities. A lifetime member of GSUSA, Paula spent ten years leading Girl Scout troops at St. Francis de Sales School. With her guidance, all of the girls in her troop earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award during its inaugural year. Her daughter, Marcella, also earned the Girl Scout Gold Award.
More recently, her focus became Kids of Honor®, an organization she founded in 2001. Kids of Honor® empowers young people to graduate from high school and pursue their dreams. Her efforts have been recognized at the local, regional and national level. Kids of Honor® received the Richard A. Henson Award of Excellence from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in 2009. Paula herself has been the recipient of several awards including the highest award given by the White House, the Presidential Call to Service Award, given to people who have contributed over 4,000 volunteer hours in a lifetime of service.