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President Powers awarded the Presidential Citation to Dr. Gordon.

Posted: April 21, 2014

President Powers awarded the Presidential Citation to Dr. Gordon yesterday.  Please see the AADS homepage or below for the announcement.


Dr. Edmund T. Gordon, Chair of the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, received a Presidential Citation on Thursday evening, April 17.  As one of the university’s highest honors, this prestigious program was established to recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals who personify the University’s commitment to the task of transforming lives. The University does not award honorary degrees, and these citations are designed to salute persons whose service exemplifies the values shared by the University community, who have brought great distinction to the University, and who have helped the institution to achieve its mission.  For more information, please see

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