Towson State University's Office of Minority Affairs is...

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March 07, 1993

Towson State University's Office of Minority Affairs is honoring 10 men and women during Black Heritage Month with the Distinguished Black Marylanders Award: Wendell G. Wright, executive director, the Lois J. Wright Memorial Concert Series; Evelyn T. Chatmon, assistant superintendent, Baltimore County public schools; Idell Pugh, retired administrator, Baltimore public schools; Martha Allen, educator and community activist; Marcella Holland, an assistant state's attorney for Baltimore; Del. Howard P. Rawlings; Dr. Sidney O. Burnett Jr., first African-American president of the Maryland Dental Association; Sherman Ragland, a deputy associate director with National Institutes of Health; Beverly Burke, news co-anchor, WMAR-TV; and the Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood of Providence Baptist Church.

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R. Barry Shauck, arts supervisor for Howard County public schools, was recently honored as Arts Educator of the Year for the division of supervision and administration in the Eastern region of the United States by the National Arts Education

Association.

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The 1992 Towson State University Prize for Literature has been jointly awarded to Elizabeth Spires and her husband, Madison Smartt Bell -- Ms. Spires for her collection of poems, "Annonciade," and Mr. Bell for his novel, "Dr. Sleep." Both are writers-in-residence in the English department at Goucher College and teach the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University as adjunct visiting associate professors.

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John T. Gamber of Chase has been awarded the Essex Community College Alumni Association's Vernon Wanty

Scholarship.

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Staff Sgt. LaTanya Andrea Young-Stephens, daughter of Charles Young and Mildred L. Franze, was recently awarded a $250 grant from the Aerospace Education Foundation Eagle Plan, which provides one-time grants to selected top Air Force enlisted members graduating from the Community College of the Air Force.

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Shonda Rae McGrogan, an Edgewood High School senior, was selected from a group of Presidential Scholars to receive a Lineberger Scholarship at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, N.C.

Crystal Edwards, a senior at St. Paul's School for Girls, was among the 350 outstanding high school students from across the country who attended the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington in February.

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Juli Pencek, a senior at the Catholic High School of Baltimore, is semifinalist in the Maryland Distinguished Scholars Program. She earned a Presidential Award from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, a Provost Scholarship from both Elizabethtown College and Towson State University, and a $5,000 scholarship from Goucher.

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Nicole C. Strunk of Bowleys Quarters received the Essex-Middle River Chamber of Commerce Scholarship at Essex Community College.

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Seven Maryland men have been selected as Outstanding Young Men of America for 1992, a program that recognizes the achievements and abilities of men between the ages of 21 and 40. They are Lee R. Cross of Columbia; Benjamin Dewayne Pitts of Baltimore; Ronald Burney of Baltimore; Daniel Glenn Lentz of Abingdon; Marvin William Dawson of Baltimore; Antoine William Burgess of Randallstown and Sean Anderson Fuller of Columbia.

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Lisa Gielner, daughter of Ronald and Patricia Gielner of Overlea, has been awarded a merit scholarship by the College of Notre Dame.

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