Congratualtions to Lee Thornton on being named "Woman of the Year" for Maryland University. Ms. Thornton was the president of the Washington, D.C. Pro Chapter 1996-1997.
From the announcement:
Currently serving as Interim Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity for the university, Prof. Thornton is responsible for early implementation of the university’s diversity strategic plan. She was cited for her work as interim dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 2008-09. She was the College’s first woman dean. She was also cited for her teaching awards and for being a broadcast news trailblazer, with several “firsts” to her credit. She was the first African American woman to cover a regular White House beat for one of the then three broadcast news networks, CBS News.
Read the full announcement at Merrill Prof. Named Maryland “Woman of the Year”