Veterans’ Voices Award

Veterans’ Voices Award

Now in its sixth year, the Veterans’ Voices Award recognizes former and actively serving Minnesota Veterans who are making significant contributions to their communities and are exemplary humanists. These Veterans also embody the Humanities Center’s mission—“to build a thoughtful, literate, and engaged society”—and values: to build and strengthen relationships, recognize the power of story and danger of absence, learn from and with multiple voices, and amplify community solutions for change.

These awards are part of the Humanities Center’s Veterans’ Voices program that draws on the power of the humanities to call attention to the contributions and often-missed stories of Veterans. This program empowers all Minnesota Veterans to speak in their own voices through storytelling, art, theater, discussion groups and more—amplifying the voices of Veterans throughout our state and helping to bridge the Veteran-civilian divide.

2018 Awardees

Legacy

Laura Bartley
North Branch
U.S. Air Force
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Terry Branham
Lakeville
U.S. Army
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Carl Leslie Fordhal
Bloomington
U.S. Army
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Ronald Hunter
Golden Valley
U.S. Navy
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Diane Kinney
Maplewood
U.S. Army
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Joseph Leonard Nayquonabe, Sr.
Onamia
U.S. Army
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Xai Paul Vang
North Saint Paul
Special Guerrilla Unit (SGU)
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Thomas Scott Wilkinson
Saint Francis
U.S. Army
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On the Rise

Calinn Green
Elko
U.S. Air Force
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Sailor Jerri
Milaca
U.S. Navy
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Charlene Nelson
Pengilly
U.S. Army
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Stevena Pen
Saint Paul
U.S. Marine Corps
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Samuel V. Phipps
Minneapolis
U.S. Army
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Darius Simon
Frazee
U.S. Army
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Alan Geoffrey Stage
Hutchinson
U.S. Army Reserve
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The Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund from the State of Minnesota. Sebastian Junger’s keynote appearance was made possible by a private donation.

The Minnesota Humanities Center is a 501c3 nonprofit and relies on the generous donations of its supporters and participants. Please consider supporting the work of MHC and events like the Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony – every donation helps empower people to understand each other better through the humanities. Thank you!

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Contact

Blake Rondeau
651-772-4248
blake@mnhum.org

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