Ever year MAPE recognizes the state's top partnership programs during the Governor's Awards luncheon. Award-winning partnerships have helped improve student achievement in many areas, including test scores, graduation rates, health and fitness, the arts, community involvement and character development.
MAPE believes partnerships play a vital role in supporting and improving public education -- and we'd like to hear your partnership success stories! The next awards luncheon will be held March 18, 2015 during the PREPS-MAPE State Conference at Pearl River Resort. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 14, 2015. Click here for details!
Bounds Receives Winter-Reed Partnership Award The 2014 Winter-Reed Partnership Award was presented to Dr. Hank M. Bounds, Commissioner of Higher Education, during a tribute dinner at the Jackson Convention Complex on Sept. 30.
Education, business and community leaders from across Mississippi joined MAPE to honor Dr. Hank M. 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 Winter-Reed Partnership Award was launched in 2007 to honor former Gov. William Winter and Tupelo business leader Jack Reed Sr. for their roles in building bipartisan, statewide support for passage of the historic Education Reform Act of 1982. Gov. Winter was on hand to make the presentation at the tribute dinner, and Mr. Reed provided a recorded message congratulating Dr. Bounds for receiving MAPE's honor. Also during the tribute, MAPE raffled off a painting by Mississippi artist Andrew Bucci.
MAPE thanks the many organizations and individuals who made this special night possible, including event sponsors listed on the Winter-Reed Award page. See more photos from the event on Facebook!
Dr. Hank Bounds and former Gov. William Winter
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