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ODU's Kate Broderick to Receive Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Humanitarian Award

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Kate Broderick, faculty and community liaison with Old Dominion University's Office of Educational Accessibility, has been selected by the Tidewater chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities to receive a 2012 Humanitarian Award.

Broderick - along with Maurice Jones, publisher of The Virginian-Pilot, Rosalin Mandelberg, rabbi at Ohef Sholom Temple, and Bruce Rader, sports director at WAVY-TV - will be honored at the 48th Annual Humanitarian Awards dinner at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott on Thursday, March 29.

In addition, Cox Communications will be awarded the Distinguished Merit Citation.

Broderick, the wife of ODU President John Broderick, is being honored for her more than 30 years of working with people who have medical, psychological or learning disabilities. "I have been blessed to work with many individuals who demonstrate courage, and who fight against insensitivity and discrimination on a daily basis," she said.

For more information about the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities or the 48th Annual Tidewater Humanitarian Awards Dinner, visit www.inclusiveva.org or call Jonathan Zur, CEO, at 804-515-7950.

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, founded in 1935 as the Virginia Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, promotes understanding and respect on all issues of diversity, for all age groups, all across Virginia.

Bruce Thompson, CEO of Gold Key PHR Hotels & Resorts, is chairing the event this year, assuming the leadership role in honoring individuals and organizations that have made significant humanitarian contributions to the South Hampton Roads community.