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Wednesday, December 1, 1999

Clinton Bradway, Fall 1999 Alumni Appreciation Award Recipient

SALISBURY, MD---Clinton G. Bradway (Class of 1956) will be recognized at Salisbury State University's commencement on Sunday, December 19, with the prestigious Alumni Appreciation Award.

A distinguished secondary school teacher and administrator for 34 years, the Cambridge native has been a member of the SSU Alumni Association board of directors since 1990, playing a key role in the funding and construction of the Alumni House, which opened in June of 1996.

"Mr. Bradway was one of our state's finest educators for many years," said Roy Perdue, director of alumni relations at SSU, "and we consider ourselves very fortunate that upon his retirement he moved to Salisbury and immediately became an active leader in the Alumni Association. Through his efforts, participation in alumni events at SSU has never been greater and alumni are taking an increasingly active role in the implementation of the University's strategic plan."

After graduating from then Salisbury Teachers College Bradway taught eighth grade, social education at Aberdeen High School in Harford County from 1956-58, then English at Cambridge Junior High School in Dorchester County until 1965. In 1960-61 he was the youngest person to ever serve at president of the Dorchester County Teachers Association. In 1964 he played a major role in integrating the two segregated teachers associations in the county.

He moved out of the classroom into the principal's office in 1965 and spent the next 25 years as a secondary school administrator in Anne Arundel County. In 1968 he earned his M.Ed. From the University of Maryland College Park.

While living in Cape St. Clair in Anne Arundel County he was active in community affairs and with his church. He helped establish St. Andrew by the Bay Catholic Church parish, where he served as a choir member, chairman of the Liturgy Committee and parish council president. In 1990 he was the first recipient of the medal of honor by the diocese of Baltimore for his contributions to the parish church.

Following retirement and moving to Salisbury, he immediately became involved with the SSU Alumni Association, and was elected to the board of directors, a position he still holds. In addition to his work with the Alumni House, Bradway was instrumental in planning the appreciation dinner for Drs. John and Flory May in 1992, chaired the Alumni Association's Strategic Planning Committee, which revised and updated the organization's bylaws and developed a mission statement, served on a subcommittee for President William Merwin's inauguration and designed and donated the mace that was used at the inauguration and is now used at all official academic ceremonies at SSU including commencement.

Bradway has been married for 41 years to Ramona Nabb Bradway.

Past recipients of the SSU Alumni Appreciation Award include Edgar A. Baker, Billye P. Sarbanes and Paul Rendine.

The SSU commencement will he held in the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center. It is a ticketed event. For more information, please call the Salisbury State Public Relations Office at 410- 543-6030.



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