C-SPAN Cofounder Evans Honored

John Evans to receive lifetime-achievement award for public service from University of Maryland School of Medicine.
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Cable veteran and C-SPAN cofounder John Evans was honored for his work fighting AIDS.

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine awarded Evans a lifetime-achievement award for public service.

Evans -- chairman of Evans Telecommunications, former president of Houser Communications and a board member of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association -- is also a member of the Institute's advisory board, as well as the board of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

He has spoken about the AIDS crisis, including at a summit on world health philanthropy, and he was tapped in 1999 to head up a project to accelerate the development of an AIDS vaccine.

The award will be given out Sept. 12 at a ceremony in Baltimore.

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