CBS "60 Minutes" to Feature Freeman Hrabowski, Academic Leadership Awardee

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Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a winner of the 2011 Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award, will be featured this Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” 

Hrabowski’s award recognizes his development of a culture of excellence and success in preparing students of all backgrounds to go on to earn Ph.D.’s in science and engineering. He has built on that success to infuse principles of excellence and teaching innovation throughout the university.   

In the “60 Minutes” interview, Hrabowski says, “I don’t care how smart you are, nothing takes the place of hard work.” 

Hrabowski has been in the national spotlight numerous times over the past few years. 

He is using the Corporation’s $500,000 grant to start the Freeman A. Hrabowski Fund for Academic Innovation, which will support creative endeavors in teaching and entrepreneurship on campus. 

And in 2009, Hrabowski was named one of America’s 10 best college presidents by Time magazine.