AUSTIN, TEXAS (WEAR-TV) — The Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin presented its inaugural In The Arena award to former First lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The LBJ School says this prestigious award is given to individuals who have demonstrated – with purpose, perseverance, courage, integrity and empathy- commitment to public service in service to the greater good.
On Tuesday Clinton received the In The Arena award from the university in a private ceremony which was held in the Lady Bird Johnson auditorium in Austin Texas.
LBJ School Dean Angela Evans said "Secretary Clinton's extraordinary career in service to the public reflects the true meaning of President Theodore Roosevelt’s remarks. ... She has been persistent in her pursuit of social justice, boundless in the energy she applies to her work and driven by sheer grit to overcome what, at times, seemed like insurmountable odds."
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