Dennis-Weathers Award Presented

Posted: March 17, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Megan McDonnell

Dennis Webster, director of the Multicultural Resource and Research Center, was named this year’s winner of the Dennis-Weathers Award, sponsored by Rutledge Dennis, Sociology and Anthropology, in support of the African American Studies Program at George Mason. Webster has long been at the forefront of facilitating cross-cultural experiences at George Mason and in the greater community.

The award is presented in honor and memory of David and Ora Porcher Dennis and Joseph and Rebecca Rutledge Weathers. The award honors the work and spirit of W.E.B. Du Bois, sociologist, historian, novelist, editor, political activist, and one of the most gifted and influential black intellectuals of the 20th century.

The Dennis-Weathers Award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated a commitment to increasing awareness of intercultural and cross-cultural understanding at Mason and in the broader community. This annual university-wide award was presented at the W.E.B. Du Bois lecture sponsored by the African American Studies Program.

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