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PINDUR MEMORIAL DINNER ON SATURDAY; TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

A memorial scholarship fund-raising dinner in honor of the late Wolfgang Pindur, professor of urban studies and public administration at Old Dominion University, will be held Saturday, March 23 at the Virginia Beach Resort and Conference Center. Pindur died last June at the age of 56.

The semi-formal program will feature a reception (cash bar), dinner, live band, dancing and silent auction. The cost is $50 per person and tickets can be purchased by calling the university's Graduate Center for Urban Studies and Public Administration at 683-3961.

A faculty member since 1974, Pindur was the founding director of Old Dominion's Ph.D. program in urban services and formerly served as chair of the department and associate dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. He stepped down as executive director of the graduate center last year after many years of service.

A native of Oldenburg, Germany, Pindur authored more than 100 technical reports, articles and books. He lectured in China, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, Hungary and throughout the United States, and received numerous grants from local, state and federal agencies.

His areas of expertise included management, evaluation and outcome measurement. Locally, he worked closely with the juvenile justice system researching the effectiveness of treatment programs. His grant activity included work on customer service, strategic planning, low-income housing, pregnancy prevention and social service program delivery. His service to the community included organizing a multi-year strategic planning exercise for the city of Virginia Beach.

At the time of his death, Pindur was president of the Hampton Roads chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. He received the organization's Julian Hirsch Award and was a member of its national Hall of Fame. He was recognized by the governor for outstanding public service, and had been honored by the College of Business and Public Administration for his service to the community.

For more information call 683-3961.

This article was posted on: March 20, 2002

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