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Alan Wilson to deliver 2014 Murthy/Reihl Global Education Leadership Lecture
11:10 a.m. April 1 at CCBC Catonsville
McCormick and Company Chairman, President and CEO will discuss

‘Flavor & Culture – How McCormick is growing globally’

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (March 14, 2014) – Community College of Baltimore County hosts the second annual Sheela Murthy/Donna Reihl Global Education Leadership Lecture 11:10 a.m. – 12:35 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in the Theatre in the Center for the Arts at CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road.

Alan D. Wilson
Alan D. Wilson
Photo: McCormick & Co.

This year’s lecture features Alan Wilson, who has lead McCormick and Company as chairman, president and CEO since 2008. His lecture, “Flavor & Culture – how McCormick is growing globally,” will discuss the company’s role as a true world citizen, driving positive change to the environment, within communities and for employees.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

This lecture is funded by an endowment designated to help the college grow its Global Education program by highlighting international and global leaders in business, government, education and other areas important to CCBC students, faculty and the community.

It is named for its major donor, Sheela Murthy, the founder and president of the Murthy Law Firm (Owings Mills, Md.), as well as to honor former CCBC dean of Community Education and Service, Donna Reihl, who passed away in 2011.

“The intent of the Murthy/Reihl Lecture Series is to open the minds and hearts of college students to the importance of global issues, irrespective of where they choose to work and what they choose to do,” said Murthy. “The future success of our next generation depends on students realizing the importance of a global economy and embracing it.”

For additional information, contact Rachele Lawton at 443-840-1954 or

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