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State Senator Spilka honored by Framingham State as Citizen Laureate

Posted by John Swinconeck  May 23, 2013 10:52 AM

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State Senator Karen Spilka with Framingham State President Timothy Flannagan during commencement May 5.
State Senator Karen Spilka was presented with the Citizen Laureate Award at the Framingham State University graduate commencement ceremony May 19, according to an FSU press release. The award, given annually to an individual who has consistently supported the university, was awarded to Spilka in recognition of her advocacy for the MetroWest region.

University President Timothy J. Flanagan praised Spilka for her leadership in advancing public transportation and strengthening public higher education in Massachusetts.

“In my many years as a MetroWest resident and legislator, I have had a long and extremely rewarding relationship with Framingham State University – we are truly partners in advancing higher education,” Spilka said. “FSU is a prime example of what makes my work as a public servant worthwhile: the opportunity to invest resources, creativity and new ideas into an institution that prepares the next generation for the challenges you will face in the 21st century.”

Spilka represents the Second Middlesex and Norfolk district, comprised of Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick.

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