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November 9, 2000

Opera star honored at UPB

Bradford campus President Richard McDowell bestowed the Presidential Medal of Distinction on opera star Marilyn Horne last month. Horne is a native of Bradford. The presidential medal recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the campus and the broader community either by advancing higher education or by fostering values important to higher education. Horne served as honorary chair of the Blaisdell fine arts challenge, which raised more than $3.4 million for Blaisdell Hall, UPB's proposed communications and fine arts building. Construction of the building is expected to begin in 2002.

UPB will be establishing a partnership with the Marilyn Horne Foundation, whose mission is to promote student vocal recitals. President McDowell said the campus hopes to explore joint projects, artist residencies, recital opportunities and other cooperative ventures with the foundation.  

Filed under: Feature,Volume 33 Issue 6

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