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APUS Dean of Libraries Fred Stielow, Ph.D., Named to U.S. Commission to United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

CHARLES TOWN, WV, August 21, 2013— Charles Town, WV, August 21, 2013 – American Public University System (APUS) today announced that Dr. Fred Stielow, vice president and dean of libraries and electronic course materials, has been appointed by the American Library Association to a two-year term as its library representative on the U.S. Commission to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESC0).

UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of a culture of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication, and information. Its more specific, education-related objectives include: attaining quality education for all and lifelong learning; and building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.

“We congratulate Dr. Stielow on this prestigious recognition,” said Dr. Karan Powell, APUS executive vice president and provost. “His vision has been instrumental in the continuing evolution of electronic course materials and their significance to the online learning experience at our institution, and I’m certain that Dr. Stielow’s APUS experience will prove similarly beneficial in his advisory capacity to UNESCO.”  

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