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National Alumni President Marshall Taggart Honored by President Obama for Community Service

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016

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Contact: Mario Boone
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ATLANTA (October 24, 2016) Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association (CAUAA) president Marshall J. Taggart Jr. was recently honored by the White House with the prestigious President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for national and community service.  It’s the highest honor among a series of awards given to citizens under the President’s Volunteer Service Award program.  To qualify, Taggart had to contribute a minimum of 4,000 hours of service during his lifetime. 

The award was presented to Taggart at the 2016 Fall Alumni Conference by a group of fellow Clark Atlanta alumni.  It highlights Taggart’s steadfast advocacy on behalf of CAU.  It also recognizes the tens of thousands of dollars in donations he has helped secure for CAU.  The award comes as Taggart enters his second year as both president of the CAUAA, and a member of the CAU Board of Trustees. 

“I am very humbled and honored to be recognized by President Obama with such a prestigious award,” said Taggart.  “I look forward to continuing a legacy of service to my alma mater and assisting students to matriculate and graduate from Clark Atlanta University,” he continued. 

Taggart graduated from CAU in 1992 with a B.A. in accounting.  He received his Master of Public Administration from CAU in 1997 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science and government.  Perhaps his proudest accomplishment is watching his son, William, continue his legacy as a current CAU student.

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