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President Robert M. Franklin ’75 Named the University of Chicago Divinity School’s Alumnus of the Year


President Robert M. Franklin ’75 has been named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year at the University of Chicago Divinity School, joining former president Benjamin E. Mays who received the same honor 51 years ago.

The award recognizes outstanding achievement by graduates of the Divinity School, and has been awarded annually since 1947. Mays was the third honoree when he was chosen in 1949.

Franklin earned his doctorate in ethics and society, and religion and the social sciences from the Divinity School in 1985. He will deliver his Alumnus of the Year address, "Nurturing Citizens through Liberal Arts Education: Reflections on Dr. King's Unpublished Papers," at the University of Chicago’s Swift Lecture Hall on April 29th.

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