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January 2009 Press Release



For immediate release: January 26, 2009                                          Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
                                                                                                                     Communications: (410) 260-4511



Former MHEC Student Commissioner Now Serving in Congress

ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 26, 2009) – Frank Kratovil, Jr., a former student member of the Maryland Higher Education Commission, recently began his first term in the United States House of Representatives.

Kratovil, formerly a Queen Anne’s County’s State’s Attorney, represents Maryland’s First District. The State’s First District encompasses the entire Eastern Shore as well as Baltimore and Harford counties.

Governor Martin O’Malley was a strong supporter of Congressman Kratovil’s campaign.

“I believe having a former MHEC student commissioner serving in Congress is a great honor for MHEC,” Higher Education Secretary James E. Lyons, Sr., said. “Through the years, our student commissioner has brought a unique voice to the table. Not only can they vote, they can make motions or second them. The student commissioner also has the first-hand knowledge of what challenges directly face the student bodies at our outstanding two- and four-year public and independent institutions and community colleges. I wish Congressman Kratovil all the best.”

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and independent colleges and universities and private career schools. It serves as an advocate for more than 326,000 college students in Maryland, for the State and its needs, and for business and industry in Maryland.



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