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Santa Clara University: Hon. Eugene Hyman and Santa Clara County Superior Court Honored for Public Service by the United Nations
Friday, Jun. 20, 2008
“Santa Clara School of Law is very proud of our alumnus and faculty member, Judge Gene Hyman, for the wonderful contributions he and his colleagues on the court have made and for the recognition given by the United Nations,” says Donald J. Polden, Dean of the Santa Clara School of Law. “Judge Hyman, over the span of his career, epitomizes the Santa Clara Law graduate—a lawyer of competence, conscience, and compassion.”
The United Nations Public Service Award, established in 2003, is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism, and visibility of public service.
In the award letter to Judge Hyman, Guido Bertucci, director of the Division for Public Economics and Public Administration in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations, wrote, “Your outstanding achievement has demonstrated excellence in serving the public interest and I am sure it has made a significant contribution to the improvement of public administration in your country. It should be an inspiration and encouragement for others working for the public service.”
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