Centre's Tom McKune receives human rights award
DANVILLE, KY - On April 8, Tom McKune, director of advising at Centre College, was named the 1998 recipient of the Lucy Harth Smith-Atwood S. Wilson Award for Civil and Human Rights in Education. The award, named for two Kentuckians who broke new ground in equal opportunity, was presented by the Kentucky Education Association. KEA initiated the award in 1974, when it was given to Whitney Young, and the organization has continued to give the award to recognize outstanding contributors to civil and human rights.
Nominated for the award by the Danville Education Association, McKune is chairman of the Boyle County Human Rights Commission and is a member of Citizens Concerned for Human Relations. McKune also is in his second term on the Danville Board of Education.
McKune received his bachelor of arts degree at Trinity College and pursued doctoral studies at the University of Michigan. He has worked in higher education for 35 years, including 18 years at Centre.
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