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2004 Service to America Award Winner - Ambassador Prudence Bushnell


East Hall of Union Station
Washington, DC
September 28, 2004

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, currently the Dean of the Leadership and Management School at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, has been selected as the 2004 recipient of the prestigious Service to America Career Achievement Medal for her service as Ambassador to Kenya and advocacy for U.S. action in Rwanda.

Ambassador Bushnell has worked on some of the most trying international challenges of the past quarter-century. She guided the U.S. Embassy in Kenya through the 1998 bombings and was a leading voice for the nation in urging a response to the ethnic genocide in Rwanda. Biographic information may be found at: http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/22641.htm.

Ambassador Bushnell is on stage with CNN's Judy Woodruff and State Department colleague Stephen Nolan. As a fellow survivor or the embassy bombing in Kenya, Mr. Nolan gave brief remarks about Ambassador Bushnell's extraordinary leadership in the wake of that tragedy. Ms. Woodruff presented the 2004 Service to America Career Achievement Medal to Ambassador Bushnell Service to America Medals were created in 2002 by the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to recruiting and retaining excellence in the foreign service, and the Atlantic Media Company. State Department Photo.

Ambassador Bushnell was honored along with seven other award recipients September 28, 2004 at a dinner and awards ceremony at the East Hall of Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Group Photo of 2004 Service to America Award Winners.


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