Educational pioneer to speak at Bridgewater College

Lawrence Webb has served on the Virginia Department of Correctional Education Board for two terms.
Lawrence Webb has served on the Virginia Department of Correctional Education Board for two terms. | File photo

Bridgewater College will welcome Lawrence Webb on April 17 in Cole Hall, where the member of the Falls Church School Board will speak on the topic of "Peace and Justice: Finding Common Ground."

Webb has been a part of the Virginia Department of Correctional Education Board for two terms, having been appointed by Gov. Mark Warner and re-appointed by Gov. Tim Kaine.

In addition to his role in the correctional education system, he has also been a part of the Equality Virginia Board of Directors for seven years and has held a chair position at Equality Virginia Advocates. He is Virginia's first openly gay African-American official to have been elected to this role.

Webb cares deeply about students and has invested time toward helping them achieve their goals of higher education. He has collaborated with the James Farmer Scholars Program, a service that gives presentations and seminars to students who are minorities in the Fredericksburg area, including Caroline and Spotslyvania counties.

Webb also serves as a senior recruiter for Bowie State University in Maryland.

The event is free and open to the public. It is being sponsored by the Mark Leatherman Endowed Fund for Connecting and Community Building.

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