Brian McLean is the chair of the Students of Distinction program, which The Peninsula Gateway started in 2003 as a way to recognize outstanding achievement from graduating seniors in the Peninsula School District. Since then, the program has grown to honor 36 graduating seniors annually with post-secondary scholarships in seven different categories: Academics, Athletics, Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Music, Arts & Drama, Overcoming Adversity, and Science & Technology.
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Jud has lived in Washington for over thirty years. He and his wife have called Gig Harbor home since 2004.
He holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and has been involved in social work services for nearly 50 years. Over his career, Jud has held a broad range of positions over his career. Among other things, he has served as a Welfare Worker in Chicago, a School Social Worker in Detroit, Crisis Intervention Outreach Worker in Fresno, a Community Mental Health Clinic Director in Hermiston, OR, a Child Protective Services Supervisor in South Carolina, a Grant Writer/Contract Monitor in Spokane, a Fund Raiser in Tacoma, and as the Key Peninsula Family Resource Center Director.
Read more: Jud Morris, MSW