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May 28, 2003
For Immediate Release

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Helen Worth
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: 240-228-5113 or 443-778-5113

Johns Hopkins APL Awarded 2003 James W. Rouse Diversity Award

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., was one of two organizations selected by the Chesapeake Human Resources Association to receive its 2003 James W. Rouse Diversity Award. CHRA is Maryland's premier Human Resources professional association.

CHRA established this award in 1996 to honor the late James W. Rouse, whose vision of building a better way to live and work through promoting diversity was embodied in the many urban redevelopment programs for which he is nationally known, including Columbia, Md., where he lived.

The award is presented annually to CHRA member organizations in recognition of the innovative strategies they have implemented to advance the concept and spirit of diversity.

Aili Kujawa, APL Human Resources and Services Department head, accepted the Rouse award for the Laboratory in a ceremony held during the CHRA dinner meeting in Towson, Md., May 21. APL was cited for its achievements in work-life programs, staff recruitment and retention, staff development, and management training.

"APL is very pleased to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes our commitment to enhancing and supporting the diversity of APL's staff at all levels of our organization," Kujawa said.

  APL Human Resources Head Aili Kujawa (left) accepts Rouse Diversity Award from CHRA Director of Diversity Thelma Thorne-Chapman.


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The Applied Physics Laboratory, a division of The Johns Hopkins University, meets critical national challenges through the innovative application of science and technology. For information, visit www.jhuapl.edu.