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Marymount President Receives 2012 Global Education Leadership Award

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank was honored by the World Affairs Council ‒ Washington, DC with its 2012 Global Education Leadership Award at a March 26 dinner. The Council selected Dr. Shank for his commitment to preparing young people for the globalized environment of the 21st century.

The World Affairs Council ‒ Washington, DC is a non-profit, nonpartisan forum dedicated to expanding public understanding of international issues and promoting global education; it’s part of a national network of 94 such councils. The Washington Council regularly sponsors events that include public programs with journalists, government officials, and foreign policy experts; seminars for educators; and outreach programs for students.

Accepting the award, Dr. Shank said, "I am grateful to the World Affairs Council – Washington, DC for this recognition, which I accept on behalf of Marymount University. The Council and Marymount share a common goal: Both organizations educate young people about global issues so that they will be prepared for success as citizens of a complex, diverse, and increasingly interdependent global community. At Marymount, we see this as an exciting challenge and an area of tremendous opportunity, and we are committed to developing additional programs and learning opportunities that help our students develop an international perspective.”

At the dinner, the Council also honored General Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, with its 2012 International Outstanding Public Service Award. General Alexander delivered the keynote address on "Cyber Security: Global Threats, the Next Twenty Years."

Photo Captions:
1. President Shank speaking at the World Affairs Council - Washington, DC, dinner.
 
2. J. Richard Knop, a Board member of the World Affairs Council - Washington, DC's Global Advisory Committee, presents Marymount University President Matthew D. Shank with the 2012 Global Education Leadership Award.

3. Marymount University students with General Keith Alexander, President Shank (center), and Marymount Provost Dr. Sherri Lind Hughes (far right)