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SU's Henry Earns Maryland Black History Month Leadership and Service Award

Candace HenrySALISBURY, MD---Candace Henry, Salisbury University Disability Resource Center director, recently was named among Maryland’s 2022 Black History Month Leadership and Service Award winners.

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism award recognizes Maryland-based African American (or of the African diaspora) organizations or individuals founded upon and/or exemplifying exceptional service to Maryland communities. Winners were announced during the fifth annual awards ceremony at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis.

Governor Larry Hogan lauded the recipients as “incredible people who step up with their own time and resources to help others” who “embody the spirit of community in Maryland.”

Henry was a representative among the winning group “Four Generations of Copperville’s Moaney-Henry Women (Talbot, Wicomico)” 

The Moaney-Henry women represent the founding African American families of Maryland. Other members include Tissier Moaney, Brenda Moaney-Henry and Gabrielle Henry. They were commended for continuing to build upon their families’ legacies through the Water’s Edge Museum in Oxford, MD. They are also active in many organizations and programs, including SU, the Talbot County Board of Education, the former Copperville African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and Waters AME Church.

Henry has more than 17 years of experience in disability resources and student services and is a member of the SU Women’s Forum. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from Capella University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grambling State University. 

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