(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E562-E563]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                     HON. C.A. DUTCH RUPPERSBERGER

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, I rise before you today to recognize 
Ms. Judith L. Fitzgerald, who will be honored with the ``2013 Dream 
Keeper Award'' for her many contributions to the education of youth in 
Maryland over the past three decades.
  A Baltimore native, Ms. Fitzgerald is a graduate of Western High 
School and Lincoln University. She earned her law degree from Boston 
College and practiced both privately and for various government 
agencies. She began her teaching career as an adjunct professor at the 
University Of Maryland College Park and Baltimore City Community 
  Ms. Fitzgerald was a distinguished lecturer at Bowie State 
University, serving as a pre-law advisor, faculty advisor to two clubs 
and as program director for a consortium of Historically Black Colleges 
and University's with National Intelligence Studies Programs. During 
her tenure at Bowie State, Ms. Fitzgerald was the recipient of numerous 
honors and awards including the ``Outstanding Service & Appreciation'' 
Award and the ``2012 Bowie Girls Rock Award'' for her tremendous work 
as a mentor and faculty member.
  Ms. Fitzgerald is currently a contributing faculty member at Walden 
University, where she teaches in the PhD and Masters Programs for the 
School of Public Policy and Administration. In addition to her teaching 
responsibilities, she is the lead faculty for other courses and serves 
on several dissertation committees.
  When she is not teaching, Ms. Fitzgerald serves as the Vice President 
and Executive Director for ReInvent Inc., a music and arts after-school 
and summer school program for at-risk youth. She has also volunteered 
as a mediator for the Maryland Commission for Human Relations and 
Community Mediation Maryland. She has served on advisory boards too 
many to name and is a member of All Saints Church in Baltimore.
  Mr. Speaker, the ``Dream Keeper Award'' was established to recognize 
the contributions of educators in the State of New Jersey. This is the 
first time the award will be presented to a resident of another state. 
This fact reflects Ms. Fitzgerald's personal commitment to each student 
she encounters. She truly leads by example, providing guidance and 
mentoring to those aspiring to enter the legal profession

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and other careers. I ask that you join with me today to honor Ms. 
Judith L. Fitzgerald. It is with great admiration and appreciation that 
I congratulate her on this well-deserved honor and wish her many more 
years of success.