Brandeis National Committee to honor Whitfield with Sachar Award

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Stephen J. Whitfield, PhD, the Max Richter Professor of American Civilization

Stephen J. Whitfield, PhD, the Max Richter Professor of American Civilization, will receive the Brandeis National Committee’s 2013 Sachar Award.

This award, named in honor of Brandeis’ founding president Abram L. Sachar, is given to a person of outstanding achievement in the field of education. Whitfield is recognized for his commitment to education and dedication to teaching and mentoring, and for his generous spirit and uncommon collegiality to all. 

A creative historian, scholar and educator, Whitfield writes about American popular culture in a manner that is academically sound, yet readable and entertaining. He has visited every Brandeis National Committee chapter in the country. In addition, he has written materials for BNC study-group programs. 

The campus community is invited to celebrate Whitfield at the Sachar Award ceremony from 1:15 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in Rapaporte Treasure Hall. Please RSVP by May 24 to Debbie LaBarge by e-mail or by calling (781) 736-7588.

The Brandeis National Committee provides philanthropic support to the university. In more than 50 chapters across the country, its membership is connected to Brandeis through fundraising, lifelong learning and activities that reflect the values on which the university was founded: academic excellence, social justice, and nonsectarianism. Visit the BNC website for more information.

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