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UMass Boston Honors Dorcena Forry

(l-r) Dorchester/Mattapan Reporter Publisher Bill Forry, Linda Dorcena Forry of Suffolk, Mass Artists Leaders Coalition co-founder Kathleen Bitetti, and Helge Capital Real Estate CEO Oleg Uritsky

Boston – At its recent community breakfast, the University of Massachusetts Boston honored Linda Dorcena Forry, Northeast region vice president for diversity, inclusion, and community relations at Suffolk Construction. She was presented with The Chancellor’s Award for Longstanding Community Commitment and Service by Interim UMass Boston Chancellor Barry Mills.

Dorcena Forry, the first woman and person of color to represent the Commonwealth’s First Suffolk District, recently stepped down from her Massachusetts Senate seat to join Suffolk.

As vice president for diversity, inclusion, and community relations at Suffolk, she will continue her work to help provide opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities and continue Suffolk’s ongoing efforts to maximize diversity and inclusion.