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 Good News: SRU's Richard Wukich gets NAACP's President's Award 



SRU Good News for Dec. 8, 2009


SRU's Richard Wukich gets NAACP's President's Award


Richard Wukich, Slippery Rock University professor of art, has been presented the President's Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People New Castle Branch.

            Wukich, a member of the SRU faculty since 1968, was honored at the branch's recent Annual Freedom Fund Banquet for his commitment to the local organization, especially his leadership on behalf of youth. Evelyn P. Ward, chapter president and award presenter, also cited Wukich for his help in organizing the NAACP chapter at SRU.

            Seventeen members of the SRU chapter joined the celebration and were recognized.

            More than 200 members, friends and patrons of the branch were given a lesson about the organization's history by speaker Charlotte Sheffield who told of her grandfather's murder by a racially motivated mob.

Karen DiCarlo, president of the New Castle city council, Pennsylvania State Sen. Elder Vogel, State Rep. Chris Sainato and Richard DeBlasio, Lawrence County commissioner, each presented proclamations in recognition of the organization's 100th anniversary.


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