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Submit Nominations for 2014 Humanities Awards

Nomination deadline Friday, August 15, 2014

Summer is on its way, and you may be planning your getaway adventure, but now is the time to nominate someone in your community for a 2014 Humanities Award.  Individuals, organizations, teachers, students, or businesses can be nominated for their contribution to Arizonans’ understanding of and engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy, and other humanities subjects.

Do you know a humanities champion in Arizona?  Check out the awards below and submit a nomination form today!  Nominees will be reviewed by the Arizona Humanities Awards Committee.

Dr. Gloria H. Cuádraz, 2013 Public Humanities Scholar

Dr. Gloria H. Cuádraz, 2013 Public Humanities Scholar

Dan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar Award – recognizes a humanities scholar who has distinguished him/herself by enhancing public understanding of the role that the humanities play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.

The award honors Dan Shilling’s many years and contributions as AH’s executive director from March 1984 to December 2003. The Arizona Humanities Board established the award to mark Dan’s legacy, reflect the esteem in which he is held, and recognize Dan’s own respect for scholarship.

 Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, 2013 Friend of the Humanities


Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, 2013 Friend of the Humanities

Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award – recognizes individuals,organizations or businesses that have made a lasting contribution to the cultural life of their communities through their active support of and involvement in promoting the humanities.

The award recognizes the dedication and contribution of Juliana Yoder during her 21 years of service to the Arizona Humanities, including her service as Associate Director from 1995 to 2005 and then as Executive Director from 2005 to 2008.

2013 Rising Star Myrlin Hepworth

2013 Rising Star Myrlin Hepworth

Humanities Rising Star Award - recognizes a young professional, student, or volunteer with outstanding and creativeapproaches to engaging the public with humanities topics. Considerations will focus on scholarship in the humanities, service to the humanities, the enhancement of public understanding of the humanities and other humanities-related endeavors.

You can see and read more about past recipients by looking at the Awards History.

Check out the nomination forms or contact Julie Gavin at
<a href=”mailto:jgavin@azhumanities.org”>Julie Gavin</a>.

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