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Miami Dade College professor named Historian of the Year

Dr. Paul George

Dr. Paul George

Miami, January 9, 2008 - Miami Dade College (MDC) professor Dr. Paul George was honored by the Miami Woman’s Club with its first annual Historian of the Year award.  He received the award during the club’s anniversary membership meeting and luncheon on January 8.

Dr. George, a professor of history at MDC and renowned scholar and author, serves as historian for the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. He is the author of 13 books and more than 100 articles and book reviews. He is editor of both Tequesta, the scholarly journal of the Historical Association of Southern Florida, and of the same organization's South Florida History magazine.

Dr. George is past president of the Florida Historical Society and of the Wolfson Moving Image Archive. He serves as vice chairman of the City of Miami’s Heritage Conservation Board, director of the Historic Broward County Preservation Board, and sits as a member of Metro Dade County’s Preservation Board. Dr. George has twice been cited as Miami’s outstanding historian by New Times, Miami. Miami Today featured him as a Newsmaker in December 1991.The Sun Post, in its “Best of 2007” issue, lauded him as its “Personal Best.”

A native Miamian, Dr. George graduated from Archbishop Curley High School, Miami Dade College, and the University of Miami. He holds a master’s and doctorate in history from Florida State University.

“I am delighted to see Dr. George receive this prestigious award, which he truly deserves,” says MDC Wolfson Campus president Dr. Rolando Montoya. “He is an outstanding scholar who has had a significant impact on and involvement with MDC students and the community.”

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