SOURCE: NASBA Center for the Public Trust

NASBA Center for the Public Trust

February 12, 2009 17:21 ET

Michael S. Josephson Receives NASBA Center for the Public Trust 'Being A Difference' Award

Honored for Increasing Ethical Commitment, Competence and Practice in All Segments of Society

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 12, 2009) - Michael S. Josephson, founder of the Josephson Institute and CHARACTER COUNTS! CEO, will receive the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) Being A Difference Award for his extensive outreach and influence in character education and ethics on February 18.

The award -- established by the NASBA CPT in 2006 -- honors recipients who abide by high standards of social responsibility and leadership, while exemplifying good corporate citizenship.

Josephson, retired from his dual careers as a law professor and publishing entrepreneur, works as a full-time volunteer for the Institute. Along with founding the Institute, he is credited with creating national youth programs CHARACTER COUNTS! (CC!) and Pursuing Victory With Honor (PVWH). CC! is the nation's leading character education framework and reaches seven million youth, while virtually every U.S. athletic organization endorses PVWH.

"He demonstrates a desire to improve the communities in which we work and live," Alfonzo Alexander, NASBA CPT vice president, said. "Michael Josephson is being a difference, which is greater than making a difference."

Josephson was the lead expert on a 2004 "PrimeTime Live" special and has been featured on "ABC World News Tonight," "Fox News Live," "CBS Evening News" and "ESPN Sports Zone." He has been quoted in Time magazine and Der Spiegel. Also, a popular commentator, Josephson speaks to listeners daily through his Gabriel Award winning radio spots.

In addition, Josephson has authored a number of books, including "The Best Is Yet to Come," "You Don't Have to Be Sick to Get Better!," "Making Ethical Decisions" and "Becoming an Exemplary Peace Officer." He also coauthored "Parenting to Build Character in Your Teen."

About Josephson Institute

The Josephson Institute develops and delivers services and materials to increase ethical commitment, competence, and practice in all segments of society. A nonpartisan and nonsectarian 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Institute is funded by individual donations, foundation and corporate grants, fees and contributions for services, and sales of publications, curricular materials, and other products.

About NASBA Center for the Public Trust

The NASBA CPT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engender and foster confidence and trust in American corporations and institutions and the professions that serve them.

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