Hundreds attend award presentation
Stetson’s beloved Political Science Professor T. Wayne Bailey has been named Volusia County’s Citizen of the Year for 2011, in recognition of his dedication to Stetson students and his contributions to local, state and national politics. The award was presented to Dr. Bailey Jan. 31 at the county’s annual State of the County Address.
A Stetson faculty member since 1963 who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Florida, Bailey founded Stetson’s Department of Political Science and directs the university’s Washington Semester at American University program. Many of his students have gone on to careers in government, including at least three alumni currently serving in the Florida Legislature.
“Dr. Bailey’s quiet, often unrecognized service, his wisdom and insightfulness, have made life better not just for Stetson students, but for all of us,” Volusia County Chairman Frank Bruno told more than 600 county leaders and citizens at the event at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.
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