September 27, 2011

Retired UM professor receives AHF award

Elaine Hughes described humanities as humanity’s history, language, literature, religion and philosophy, “all of those things that allow us to study and learn more about ourselves.”

Hughes spent nearly 40 years of her life imparting a love of the humanities onto her students at the University of Montevallo as a professor of English. While she championed humanities in her classroom, her efforts were recognized on a statewide level when she received the 2011 Alabama Humanities Award from the Alabama Humanities Foundation at the Wynfrey Hotel on Sept. 26.

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