Dr. Freeman Hrabowski to address 2018 AAVMC conference

UMBC president is one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has announced that during its annual conference, March 2-4 in Washington, D.C., Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.D., president of University of Maryland – Baltimore County, will address conference attendees on March 2 during the 1:30 p.m. session.

Hrabowski, who served as UMBC’s president since 1992, was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008).

A child-leader in the civil rights movement, Hrabowski was featured in Spike Lee’s 1997 documentary, “Four Little Girls,” on the racially motivated bombing in 1963 of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Hrabowski and UMBC have been featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes” and other media.

He holds honorary degrees from more than 20 institutions, including Harvard, Princeton, Duke, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Haverford College, and Harvey Mudd College.

Note: Discounted lodging incentives for the AAVMC annual conference expire on Jan. 29.

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