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UW León Center honored for community contributions

León, Spain

Before an audience of 700, the UW León Center was honored for its years of close collaboration with local and provincial partners. The award was presented by Juan Martínez Majo, president of the local Provincial Council, and, a digital news outlet. UW Professor Emeritus of Communication Randal Beam accepted the award and expressed appreciation for the UW’s collaborations with León and provincial partners.

Housed in León’s Palacio del Conde Luna, a 16th century Renaissance tower, the UW León Center fosters interdisciplinary, faculty-led study abroad programs for UW students. The space is also used for academic research, conferences, exhibits and cultural events. The center aims to cultivate students who are tolerant and respectful of cultural diversity, and who see themselves as responsible members of a global community.


CONTACT: Lani Phillips, UW León Center; 206-616-9579,

Leon Center award groupThe awards ceremonyRandal Beam accepting the awardRandal Beam, left, professor emeritus of communication, with Santos Rodríguez, the coordinator of the UW León Center.Accepting the awardThe UW Leon Center at Palacio Conde Luna