The New York State Education Department Board of Regents has selected Dennis Banks, professor and chair of SUNY Oneonta’s Department of Secondary Education, as the 2013 recipient of its Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award.

Banks received the award, given in recognition of his work in human rights education, during a Board of Regents meeting in Albany on Tuesday. The Louis E. Yavner Citizen Award recognizes a citizen who has made an outstanding contribution to education about the Holocaust and other violations of human rights.

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