Poet and teacher, Reuben Jackson, will deliver the keynote speech at the Julian Clement Chase Prize Awards Ceremony on October 10th at GW’s Gelman Library.
This annual $1,000 prize recognizes exceptional research writing projects focused on the District of Columbia in all undergraduate classes and in all disciplines at the George Washington University.
Sgt. Julian Clement Chase, 22, was a native of Washington DC, and graduated in 2008 from DC’s Wilson High School. While serving with the United States Marine Corps, he was killed in action in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. He was set to matriculate as a freshman at GW in Spring 2013. Julian was born in Washington. He knew and relished his city. His family has established this prize in his honor to recognize others who explore DC with the intelligence and exuberance that he did.