Governor’s Top Honor To Berea Alumna Msiba Ann Grundy

Ann Beard Grundy

Ann Beard Grundy

Berea College alumna Msiba Ann Grundy ‘68, and her husband Chester Grundy, have just been named as recipients of The Milner Award, the top honor in the annual Kentucky Governor’s Awards in the Arts. Throughout their lives, the Grundys have actively worked―often through arts events such as the Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival―to empower African-American Kentuckians.

The Kentucky Arts Council, which recommends nominees to the governor, also cited their individual and joint contributions to the summer youth camp The Nia Project, the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center at UK, and the Spotlight Jazz Series.

They will be honored in the Capitol Rotunda later this fall in an October presentation ceremony. Other individuals and groups also will be recognized.

For more information, see the related article in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Tags: alumni, Ann Beard Grundy, Art

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.

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