Dr. Hank Bounds to Receive Winter-Reed Partnership Award
The 2014 Winter-Reed Partnership Award will be presented to Dr. Hank Bounds, Commissioner of Higher Education, during a tribute dinner Sept. 30 at the Jackson Convention Complex.
Join MAPE in honoring Dr. Hank Bounds, a lifelong educator who has helped strengthen Mississippi's public-education system at all levels and build bipartisan support for education initiatives designed to move Mississippi forward.
The tribute dinner is open to the public, and sponsorship opportunities are available! See the sponsorship packet on this page for details on how you or your organization can be a part of this special event for Mississippi's education and business communities.
Individual tickets for the awards banquet are $75 and may be purchased online (scroll down to PayPal section) or from MAPE, P.O. Box 2803, Madison, MS 39130.
Dr. Hank Bounds
At right are the Winter-Reed sponsorship packet and news release with details about the Sept. 30 tribute dinner.
"Mississippi is fortunate to have such an intelligent and energetic leader, not to mention outspoken advocate for improving education at all levels, at the helm of its university system," said Michael Bentley, MAPE president and an attorney at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. "As Mississippians we have long benefited from the good work of Dr. Bounds, who has helped advance the connection between strong public schools and a more prosperous future for our state. He exemplifies the qualities of our award’s namesakes, Gov. William Winter and Jack Reed Sr., and we are very pleased that he will join the esteemed group of Winter-Reed Award recipients."
MAPE celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2014 -- three decades of promoting school-community partnerships in Mississippi. At right is a photo from the MAPE files of founding director Liz Hudson and John Washington of Allstate, who helped mobilize the statewide business community to support school partnerships. Liz also was the driving force behind the creation of the Governor’s Awards during the administration of Gov. Ronnie Musgrove.
MAPE's formation would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of its founding leaders and the continued service of board members and volunteers who believe in the power of school-community partnerships. Help MAPE celebrate all through the year by sharing your partnership success stories with us! Contact MAPE at PartnersInEd@aol.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest partnership news and announcements.
Liz Hudson and John Washington in 1998
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