Missouri Humanities Council award winners announced

Missouri Humanities Council News Release

Contact: Maura Gray, Director of Public Relations
Missouri Humanities Council
(314) 781-9660

Missouri Humanities to Award Community Leaders, Authors, and Educators

ST. LOUIS, M) – The Missouri Humanities Council offers programs that explore Missouri's rich heritage, encourage family reading, support creative writing by veterans, and assist local museums, libraries, and organizations. Each year the Council recognizes outstanding citizens throughout Missouri for their achievements in and dedication to the humanities. This year, the Council is proud to recognize eight Missourians in the following categories: legislator of the year, partnership in the humanities, excellence in education, exemplary community achievement, and distinguished literary achievement.

The ceremony will be held on April 30 at the Barnett on Washington from noon until 3 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.mohumanities.org. The afternoon will include engaging speakers, a jazz trio, and an enjoyable atmosphere for all. This year’s keynote speaker is Cape Girardeau’s own, Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.

The 2016 Humanities Awards recipients:

Legislator of the Year: Senator Roy Blunt

Partnership in the Humanities: Dan Burkhardt, Magnificent Missouri | St. Louis

Excellence in Education: Joan Musbach, Missouri Council for History Education | St. Louis

Exemplary Community Achievement: Gary Fuenfhausen, Missouri’s Little Dixie Heritage Foundation | Arrow Rock

Exemplary Community Achievement: Amy Hunter, YWCA Metro | St. Louis

Exemplary Community Achievement: St. Joseph Museums, Sara Wilson, Director | St. Joseph

Distinguished Literary Achievement: Dr. Daniel Mandell, Professor of History, Truman State University | Kirksville

About the Missouri Humanities Council
The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) is a 510 (c) (3) non-profit organization. MHC is committed to building a more thoughtful, informed, and civil society by supporting humanities-based programs and projects throughout the State of Missouri. Join the conversation at www.mohumanities.org.

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