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Dace Copeland receives Latvian honor

Nov. 14, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Dace Copeland has been awarded the Cross of Recognition by the president of Latvia.

The prestigious award is given to individuals who demonstrate outstanding patriotism and achievements for the good of Latvian society and culture.

Copeland, who serves as director of budget, finance and administrative services in Extended University Programs at WMU, has been a university staff member for more than 20 years and is a longtime leader in the Kalamazoo Latvian community. She was elected president of the American Latvian Association in 2002.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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