30th July 1999

 

PROFESSOR IS A YORKSHIRE WINNER

 

A Huntington professor has won a major regional accolade in recognition of his work with an international organisation that tackles world-wide social issues.

 

Prof Gary Craig, who works at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, has been chosen as a Yorkshire Winner by Yorkshire Forward, the regional development agency, and will receive his award at a special reception at the McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield, on Thursday evening (29th July).

 

Yorkshire Forward is honouring Prof Craig for his 30 years’ work in social development and his election as president of the International Association for Community Development (IACD) earlier this year.

 

The IACD tackles world-wide social problems and has a membership spanning 80 countries. Prof Craig heads an executive of 20 delegates from all regions of the world including Pakistan, South Africa, Australia, Egypt, Thailand and Costa Rica.

 

“I am honoured to receive this accolade,” said Prof Craig, who is professor of Social Policy at ULH. “It is absolutely crucial that ordinary people have a strong voice in community development at a time when restructuring is destroying the economies and political systems of many countries.”

 

Yorkshire Forward is celebrating the successes of people living in the region by awarding special commemorations to those who have gained recognition in the fields of art, science, sport, technology or academic achievement.

 

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NOTE TO REPORTERS

Prof Craig is willing for you to ring him at home for more details if required. You can get him on 01904 750285.

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

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Tel: 01522 886042

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e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk