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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Dr. George Whitehead Earns Education, Community Awards

SALISBURY, MD---Dr. George Whitehead of the Salisbury University Psychology Department and president of the Wicomico County Board of Education recently was honored as one of the 100 District Leaders for Citizenship and Service Learning by the Education Commission of the States (ECS) National Center for Learning and Citizenship (NCLC).

This accolade provides an opportunity for Whitehead to join a national cadre of district-level administrators and policymakers advocating the civic mission of American education through policy, practice and infrastructure. The honor recognizes those committed to integrating and sustaining citizenship education and service learning in public schools nationwide.

Whitehead also recently earned the 2006 Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Award for Outstanding Community Service and Contributions to the Advancement of the Salisbury-Wicomico Area, as well as the Maryland State Department of Education Achievement Initiative for Maryland's Minority Students’ 2006 Nancy S. Grasmick Excellence for Minority Achievement Award. The Grasmick Award honors those who make outstanding contributions in striving to promote equity in educational opportunity for students during their lives in school and beyond. For more information call (410)-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at "

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