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Marymount Professor Honored For Advocacy Work

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    ARLINGTON, Va. – Donald F. Lavanty, a professor in Marymount University’s School of Business Administration and founder of the university’s graduate program in Healthcare Management, was recently honored by the American College of Radiology for his 42 years of service as the college’s principal legislative consultant.
    In addition to presenting him with a plaque at its April 28 annual meeting, the group renamed its government relations fellowship the Rutherford-Lavanty Fellowship. Originally named in honor of ACR’s first lobbyist, J.T. Rutherford, the one-week program was founded in 1993 and provides historical background on ACR’s congressional activities and exposure to its government relations division and other activities.
    “Since the start of his association with ACR in 1972 Don has been a tireless advocate and advisor for ACR,” said Dr. William T. Thorwarth, the organization’s chief executive officer. “Over the last four decades, Don was on the ground floor of the college’s most significant legislative and regulatory efforts.”
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