Robert Hulburd Receives Alumni Community Service Award from McDaniel College

Robert Hulburd of Berlin, Md., is a 1977 alumnus of McDaniel College

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WESTMINSTER, MD (10/25/2013)(readMedia)-- Robert Hulburd of Berlin, Md., has received the alumni community service award from McDaniel College. He is a 1977 alumnus of the college.

Presented annually during McDaniel's Homecoming, the alumni community service award is given to a graduate who has performed outstanding voluntary service to their community beyond normal business or professional obligations.

Hulburd was a high school art teacher in Worcester County, Md., and coached football and wrestling at Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, Md., before becoming an insurance agent for Nationwide. He successfully ran for the Worcester County Board of Education in 2002.

He is a founding member and chairman of C.R.A.S.H. (County Residents Action for Safer Highways), a grassroots lobbying organization that works for the implementation of safety improvements, such as the dualization of Route 113 that successfully reduced driving fatalities. He received the Nationwide Insurance National Service Award in 1997 and the Ocean Pines Citizen of the Year Award in 2000.

Hulburd's community involvement includes serving as chairman of the Worcester County Tourism Board from 1999–2005 and past chairman and member of several Ocean Pines committees, including the Risk Management Committee. He has previously been an active member and treasurer of the Berlin Lions Club. Currently, Hulburd is a corporate board member of the Atlantic General Hospital and a member of the board of directors of the Assateague Island Alliance. He is also a member of the Citizens Advisory Council for Maryland Coastal Bays Association.

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McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "40 Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel's degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.