English professor awarded Governor’s Humanities Medal

Sarah Robbins has become the second Kennesaw State professor in three years to receive a Governor’s Humanities Medal. Her colleague Tom Scott was selected for the honor in 2004.

Georgia (May 15, 2006) — Sarah Robbins has become the second Kennesaw State professor in three years to receive a Governor’s Humanities Medal. Her colleague Tom Scott was selected for the honor in 2004.

“Given the number of colleges and universities in Georgia‚ the occurrence of two winners from the same university is a rare event‚” said Jamila Owens of the Georgia Humanities Council.

Robbins‚ one of 11 winners this year‚ was selected for directing a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities called "Keeping and Creating American Communities". As part of this program‚ she developed a model curriculum for humanities−based exploration of community life.

“I hope that the work we’ve done through this project has supported teachers when instructing their students in humanities‚” Robbins said. “Everything we do is aimed at supporting public outreach for humanities.”

She received the medal during the Annual Humanities Lecture and Luncheon May 11 at the Old Georgia Railroad Depot in Atlanta.

The Georgia Humanities Council‚ an independent nonprofit organization‚ supports educational activities that help Georgians learn about their heritage and stories.




 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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