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Jan 28, 2014

Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence honors former DelVal president

Dr. Joshua Feldstein, an alumnus and former president of Delaware Valley College, was selected by the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence as a drum major honoree for the category of education. He was honored by the Association on Jan. 20 at the 32nd Annual Awards and Benefit Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel in Center City, Philadelphia.

“Dr. Feldstein is a man who has dedicated his life to education. He lives the values that the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence works to instill in people,” said College President Dr. Joseph Brosnan. “I’m proud to see a former Delaware Valley College president being recognized for using education as a tool to improve our world.”

It is a high honor to be selected as a drum major honoree. The late Nelson Mandela was one of the other honorees. He was selected as the drum major honoree for freedom. South African Ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rasool, received the award on his behalf. Mayor Nutter also spoke at the event.

Other honorees included: Vice President of Community Investment of Comcast Corp. and President of the Comcast Foundation Charisse Lillie, who was the drum major honoree for social responsibility; Attorney Dean Weitzman, who was the drum major honoree for social justice; and Jill Michal, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, who was the drum major honoree for community empowerment.

The Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence works to preserve and advance the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through educating, interpreting, advocating and promoting nonviolent theory and philosophy. The Association works with schools, colleges and universities, with corporations and business organizations, with religious and community groups as well as the general public.