Dr. Mary Futrell, GSEHD MA ’68 & EdD ’92, was named one of three distinguished recipients of the Dr. John Hope Franklin Award by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
The award was created in 2004 to pay tribute to the late Dr. Franklin, an historian, writer, educator and humanitarian who made significant contributions to shaping the perspective of American history in the 20th century. Diverse created the award to institutionalize and celebrate his scholarly contributions. The award recognizes individuals and organizations whose contributions to higher education are consistent with the highest standards of excellence.
Dr. Futrell, who is currently president of Americans for UNESCO, will receive the award at a reception in March during the 95th annual meeting of the American Council on Education. Dr. Futrell is also a professor at GW in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development.