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Washington Center Names UM Dean Liaison of the Year

The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars has selected James McKusick, dean of The University of Montana Davidson Honors College, to receive its 2008 Liaison of the Year Award.

The center is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit.

The award recognizes McKusick’s exceptional dedication and support of the Washington Center on the UM campus, where he has worked to bring internship and seminar opportunities to students and to encourage participation.

McKusick will receive the award during the center’s annual Academic Affairs Awards Luncheon Sept. 22 at the National Press Club.

Currently, three UM students are participating in summer internships through the Washington Center program, and three more students will attend national political convention seminars that the center will offer in Minneapolis and Denver.