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Good Guy: Prof. Paul Marcus

Gov. Bob McDonnell yesterday announced the winners of the annual Outstanding Faculty Awards, given by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia.

One of the 12 recipients for 2010 is William & Mary law professor Paul Marcus (right).

Marcus has been at the College since 1992, after serving as dean at the University of Arizona and practicing in L.A. He been putting his mark on the school and the community ever since.

For the OFA, he gained the full support of Dean Davison Douglas and numerous colleagues and former students. Marcus was the first recipient of the Kelly Chair in Teaching Excellence at W&M, and in 2006, he earned the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the College’s highest honor for service.

Among other community activities, he founded the Law and Literature program at the Central Virginia Regional Jail, and he handles numerous pro bono appointments on the side. The Williamsburg chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters tapped him as “Volunteer of the Year” in 2004.

Hats off.

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