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To UMBC’s alumni:

I am delighted to share the news that Freeman Hrabowski has been appointed by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The announcement was made by the White House Thursday afternoon.

The Commission will advise President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan and will work closely with the newly formed White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.  The Commission will also lead a national dialogue – engaging the business, philanthropic, nonprofit, and education communities – on African American achievement from early childhood through adulthood.

UMBC’s success in educating students of all backgrounds continues to place us at the forefront of one of the key issues of our day, and I am sure you join me in congratulating Freeman on this honor.  Thank you again for everything you do to be supportive of UMBC.

Susan Emfinger
Assistant Vice President
Alumni & Development

To learn more about the role of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, please visit the White House website.

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