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North resident provides $2M gift for student counseling

S. Stuart Flanagan of North recently made a $2 million endowment to the School of Education to support graduate students working in the New Horizons Family Counseling Center.

Flanagan is Professor Emeritus of the College of William and Mary, where he taught for 30 years beginning in 1969. At first he taught in both the departments of Mathematics and School of Education, later settling into the education faculty and teaching mathematics education courses including research, testing and curriculum development.

The gift to New Horizons will be in the form of scholarships to graduate students who work there, Flanagan said, and is a two-for-one benefit because the center helps students and their parents. The focus is on recovering from addiction and its destructive effects not only on the parents who are addicts, but also their children who are students in public schools.

Students in Gloucester County Public Schools and their parents are among beneficiaries of the free counseling,...

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