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Professor Daphne Powell is Selected as First Recipient of the ‘Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professorship for Equity in Education’

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Technical Studies Professor Daphne Powell is marking her 20th year as college professor by taking on what she deems “the most extraordinary of her career accomplishments” to date. As the first recipient of the ‘Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professorship for Equity in Education,’ Powell is embarking on a three-year journey to engage, mobilize and challenge CSM faculty, staff and students – as well as CSM’s regional communities – to examine, and improve, equity in education. The goal of the Distinguished Professor program is to recognize and promote faculty excellence. It requires a minimum of a $75,000 endowment, and the distinguished professorship is awarded to exemplary faculty who have achieved the rank of full professor. Murphy, who is nationally known for a career marked by her deep commitment to equity in education, is CSM’s fifth president. She initiated the endowment to establish this professorship last fall during the CSM Foundation’s annual ‘Giving Tuesday’ campaign as her legacy gift to the college and Southern Maryland. The CSM Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name this professorship for Murphy at its June meeting. “CSM is social justice through education,” Murphy explained of her gift. “We exist solely to […]

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