Philip Lucas Honored at D.C. Memorial Event

Jan 11, 2012

Two prayer vigils and a service were conducted in October to mark the centennial of the 2001 anthrax attacks at the U.S. Postal Service’s Brentwood facility in Washington, D.C.

Philip Lucas

Philip Lucas, past president of the NASW Metro Washington Chapter, spoke at the service and was part of a support team after the initial attacks, which killed two employees: Joseph Curseen and Thomas Morris.

Lucas is an adjunct associate professor at the Howard University School of Social Work and an adjunct professor at Trinity University, D.C., School of Education/Counseling. MSW students from Howard and counseling students from Trinity also were on hand to offer support during the service.

Lucas received a plaque for his ongoing efforts to help those affected by the tragedy. U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin, both Maryland Democrats, also sent letters of acknowledgement for the event.

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