Center Awards Honorary Two Millionth Visitor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 7, 2011) -- The William J. Clinton Presidential Center awarded the title of "Honorary Two Millionth Visitor" to two worthy Arkansas public servants at a ceremony in the lobby of the Center on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Dr. Ann Robinson, professor and director of UALR's Center for Gifted Education, and Gerald Cound, director of Village Commons, were chosen by a panel of employees and volunteers from the Clinton Foundation and students of the Clinton School of Public Service.
 
The winners were selected based on written recommendations submitted by friends, family members or colleagues who described in 200 words or less why their nominee exemplified public service. The contest was originally designed to recognize one "Honorary Two Millionth Visitor," but based on the strength of the candidates and their recommendations, the panel decided to award two, Honorary Two Millionth Visitors.
 
Both winners received a private tour of the Center with the Foundation's executive director and the director of the William J. Clinton Library, a signed copy of President Clinton's book, Giving, and were treated to a private reception in the lobby of the Center. Additionally, Cound and Robinson will have the opportunity to meet and take a photo with President Clinton at a later date.
 
"President Clinton wrote his book, Giving, based on his belief that everybody has something to give," said Terri Garner, director of the Clinton Library. "We all have different ideas, skills, passions, resources and life experiences that we share. Our two honorary two-millionth visitors exemplify this basic and beautiful principle."

Since opening its doors in 2004, the Center has welcomed more than two million visitors from around the world.
 
"When President Clinton dedicated this Library, he said his greatest wish is that young people see and believe - as he does - that public service is a noble calling," said Stephanie S. Streett, executive director of the William J. Clinton Foundation. "The Honorary Two Millionth Visitor was created to recognize and reward an Arkansan - or two - who have followed this noble calling."
The Clinton Center

The Clinton Center is home to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, and the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation. A world-class educational and cultural venue, the Clinton Center hosts a variety of educational programs, special events, exhibitions, and lectures, and presents a unique perspective of the work-- past, present, and future-- of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton.

Our renowned on-site restaurant, Forty Two, offers a variety of dining selections for Center visitors and locals alike. Stop by 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch featuring seasonal and locally grown ingredients. It’s farm-to-table in a modern museum setting. Admission fees are NOT required to dine at Forty Two; however, regular admission fees apply to tour the museum. Visit Website

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