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Dena Wortzel, Executive Director of Wisconsin Humanities Council

Wisconsin’s Dena Wortzel

Dena Wortzel finds common ground between rural and urban communities.

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North Carolina’s Shelley Crisp

Poet Shelley Crisp brings her passion for place to North Carolina.

Peter Gilbert, director of the Vermont Humanities Council

Vermont's Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert recruits top scholars to Vermont's monthly gatherings.

Gregory W. Kimura

Alaska’s Gregory W. Kimura

Gregory W. Kimura bridges urban and rural worldviews with humanities programming.

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Maryland’s Phoebe Stein Davis

Phoebe Stein Davis is determined to make the humanities relevant.

Erik Jorgensen, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council

Maine’s Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.

Ann Thompson

Oklahoma’s Ann Thompson

Ann Thompson finds inspiration in Lincoln.

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California's Ralph Lewin

From fast times at Clairemont High to the California Humanities, Ralph Lewin has always been fascinated with stories.

Nevada's Judith Winzeler

Judith Winzeler speaks up for Chautauqua.

Connecticut’s Bruce Fraser

Connecticut’s Bruce Fraser stands up for the quieter, shy sister of the arts.