Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
April 26, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 59 — Daily Edition
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HONORING JUDITH L. FITZGERALD, J.D.
(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] HONORING JUDITH L. FITZGERALD, J.D. ______ 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 College. 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 [[Page E563]] 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. ____________________