Chad Poovey wins Humanities Teacher Award

One of Alcorn State University’s Department of English, Languages and Mass Communications professors is being recognized for his understanding of the humanities.

The Mississippi Humanities Council named English instructor Chad Poovey this year’s Humanities Teacher Award winner. The Humanities Teacher Awards recognize the contributions of humanities faculty at each of Mississippi’s colleges and universities. Nominations are made by the college or university president or humanities dean. Each award recipient is required to prepare and deliver a public lecture during October, National Arts and Humanities Month, or November. Poovey presented his lecture, “A Discussion of Sculpture,” Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Math and Science Building Auditorium (Room 109).

Poovey is excited about receiving the award for his exceptional work in humanities.

“I’m honored and happy to receive this award,” said Poovey. “It’s gratifying to know that my work here on campus is appreciated.”

Poovey will be among other Public Humanities Award recipients to be honored at a public ceremony and reception Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Mississippi.

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