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Arizona State University at the West campus

4701 West Thunderbird Road

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20th Annual Pioneer Award Dinner
Celebrates and Honors
George Dean, President and CEO
Greater Phoenix Urban League
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
ASU's West campus
University Center Building, La Sala

This event is held as part of Arizona State University’s Black History Month festivities to recognize a local leader and honor the traditions of the African American culture.

Festivities include an African processional, the Pioneer Award and Student Pioneer Award ceremony, oral history, entertainment and dinner. African attire is suggested. Seating is limited. The event is complimentary, and reservations are required. Parking is free. [map]

This year’s awardee – George Dean – is President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Urban League (GPUL), an organization where he has served in various capacities since 1992. Under his leadership, GPUL has focused on advocacy for issues affecting the African American and minority community related to education, training, job placement and economic development.

In February 2013, he was appointed Western Regional Vice President of the National Urban League Association of Executives. In additon, he serves as chair of the board of directors of ASU Preparatory Academy, is a member of ASU President Michael M. Crow's Community Council, serves on the board of the Center for the Future of Arizona and is involved with many other community organizations.

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