2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Ron Daise

Ron Daise, a native of St. Helena Island, SC, is an author, performing artist, and educator who has shared stories, music, and lectures about history, culture, and faith across the country. Since 2004, he has served as Vice President for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC, and has created and implemented programs, … Read more

2019 Governor’s Award Winner: Greenville Chautauqua

Caroline McIntyre Administrator and Historical Interpreter George Frein Founder and Historical Interpreter Sally Potosky Chair of the Board of Directors Greenville Chautauqua (pronounced “Shuh-TALK-wa”), celebrating its 20th season, has grown from a one-week program to year-long programmatic activities in Greenville, Asheville, Spartanburg and Brevard.  Their scholarship based, oral history performances bring people and events to … Read more

2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities Announced

SC Humanities has announced that four outstanding individuals will receive the prestigious 2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities.  The honorees are Anne Cleveland, Director of the Charleston Library Society; Bobby Donaldson, historian and educator; Sara June Goldstein, literary arts advocate; and Cecil Williams, celebrated South Carolina photographer. Additionally, in 2018, SC Humanities established the new … Read more

Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award

With its annual Governor’s Awards In the Humanities, the Board of South Carolina Humanities has long recognized established leaders who have made enormous contributions to the state and nation in educational, cultural, and community-building roles.  In 2018, SC Humanities has established a new award to be presented at the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities luncheon … Read more

A Call for Nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in helping communities in South Carolina better understand our cultural heritage or ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the nation or world; and exemplary support … Read more

2017 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

SC Humanities is pleased to announce that four extraordinary South Carolina individuals received this year’s annual Governor’s Awards in the Humanities, presented at a luncheon on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Hilton Columbia Center. The winners are: Karen Alexander (The Auntie Karen Foundation), arts-based community programs; Orville Vernon Burton, historian and author; Dixie Goswami, literacy education … Read more

A Call for Nominations for the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in helping communities in South Carolina better understand our cultural heritage or ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the nation or world; and exemplary support … Read more

2016 Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

SC Humanities is pleased to announce that three extraordinary South Carolina individuals were recipients of this year’s annual Governor’s Awards in the Humanities, presented at a luncheon on Thursday, October 20, 2016 (reception starting at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon starting at 12:30 p.m.) at the Hilton Columbia Center. Charles T. “Bud” Ferillo, Jr., activist and filmmaker, and Betsy Newman, an … Read more

A Call for Nominations for the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

Established in 1991, the Governor’s Awards in the Humanities recognize outstanding achievement in humanities research, teaching, and scholarship; institutional and individual participation in helping communities in South Carolina better understand our cultural heritage or ideas and issues related to the humanities; excellence defining South Carolina’s cultural life to the nation or world; and exemplary support … Read more