(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1095]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                   A TRIBUTE TO DR. LAWRENCE E. GARY


                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of Lawrence E. 
Gary, Ph.D., LICSW, on the occasion of his retirement as a full 
professor from Howard University School of Social Work.
  Dr. Gary has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a scholar, 
researcher, educator, author, administrator, and clinical counselor 
spanning more than half a century. He is recognized as one of the 
nation's preeminent scholars on the impact of mental health issues on 
African American males and African American families. Dr. Gary received 
his Bachelor of Science degree with high honors from Tuskegee 
University and earned his Master of Public Administration degree, 
Master of Social Work degree, and Ph.D. from the University of 
Michigan. Dr. Gary has received appointments at the School of Social 
Work at the University of Michigan and Howard University School of 
Social Work and was the Samuel S. Wurtzel Professor at Virginia 
Commonwealth University School of Social Work.
  Dr. Gary has received funding for research totaling more than $8 
million, authored and published hundreds of scholarly articles and 
papers, and has presented lectures at more than 50 universities and 
colleges throughout the United States and in South Africa. He has 
provided consultation to scores of public and private entities in the 
areas of mental health and substance abuse.
  Dr. Gary is a devout Christian and has been a devoted member of the 
Saint Paul African Methodist Church in Washington, DC where he has 
provided exemplary leadership as a servant leader on the Board of 
Trustees and the Steward Board for several decades. He is a devoted 
husband to Dr. Robenia Gary and father to three children: Lisa, Andre 
and Jason.
  Dr. Gary received the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Service Award from 
the Alumni Association at the University of Michigan, the 2001 
Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Social Work at the 
University of Michigan, the 2001 Scholarly Contribution to Mankind 
Award from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, inc., as well as awards and 
distinction from numerous organizations, and is listed in Who's Who in 
America and Who's Who in the World.
  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize the outstanding contributions 
Dr. Lawrence E. Gary has made to the social work profession and to the 
well-being of citizens of the United States of America.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to join me in paying tribute to Dr. 
Lawrence E. Gary.