Thursday, August 7, 2014

Knuth receives Public Leadership Award

Sherri with recent Humphrey graduate,
 Ify Onyiah (MPP '14), who introduced
Sherri at the Public Leadership Awards.
Sherri Knuth (MPA ‘08), policy and outreach manager for the League of Women Voters Minnesota, was recognized on June 25, 2014 for her efforts to promote citizen participation in the electoral process.

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs presented 2014 Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards to five individuals and organizations that have made critical contributions to the common good through leadership and service. This year’s awards coincided with a yearlong series of events sponsored by the Humphrey School and community partners to reflect on progress achieved and challenges ahead during the 50th anniversary year of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Eric Schwartz, dean of the Humphrey School, said that “Hubert Humphrey, our School’s namesake, worked tirelessly to ensure passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Our awardees honor his legacy, and we are thrilled and humbled by their work, and their willingness to accept our expression of appreciation.”

Recipients were honored at a gala dinner on Wednesday, June 25, at the McNamara Alumni Center. Proceeds from the event benefited a student scholarship initiative.

View a list of all recipients here.

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