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Hayden Anderson

Maine’s Hayden Anderson Blends Practicality and Idealism to Advance the Humanities

From blueberry pies to veteran reading programs, Hayden Anderson applies purity of thinking.

Chris Sommerich, right, and Warren Brown

Chris Sommerich of Humanities Nebraska Is Taking an Unconventional Approach to Programming

Executive director works for long-term stability to bring the humanities to all Nebraskans

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The Minnesota Humanities Center's David O'Fallon Believes in the Transforming Power of the Arts and Humanities.

Immigrant, tribal, and veteran voices are heard in telling of stories

Brenda Thomson

Arizona's Brenda Thomson

Brenda Thomson works to bring everyone into the conversation.

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Scott Russell of the Northern Mariana Islands

Scott Russell balances the interests of locals and newcomers in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Geoff Giglierano and Chief Glenna Wallace

Missouri's Geoff Giglierano

His inspiration comes from the stories people tell.

Sherry DeBoer with three visiting students.

South Dakota’s Sherry DeBoer

Sherry DeBoer brings a love of literature to her native South Dakota.

Stuart Parnes

Connecticut's Stuart Parnes

Parnes takes up the cause of the humanities in Connecticut.

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Washington State's Julie Ziegler

She aims to expand the conversation.

Cara Ungar

Oregon's Cara Ungar

Council's slogan is the sound of a new idea.