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SCA founder and Vassar alum receives national honor


Poughkeepsie, NY – In 1955, Liz Putnam was preparing to graduate from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, but her desire to help the environment led her to write a thesis on the creation of a student conservation corps. More than half a century later, Putnam was recently honored by President Barack Obama with the Presidential Citizens Medal during a White House ceremony. WAMC's Greg Fry spoke with Putnam about the honor, which is the nation's second-highest civilian award...