Southeastern historian recognized by LEH for individual achievement
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
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HAMMOND Charles Elliott, a Southeastern Louisiana University instructor of history, has been selected by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) as the recipient of the 2012 Individual Achievement Award.
Elliott has a long involvement in the LEH’s Readings and Literature and Culture (RELIC), a special adult reading program that partners with local libraries. Since 2002, he has led 15 programs in libraries in Baton Rouge, Clinton, Gonzales, Napoleonville, New Roads, Slidell, and St. Francisville.
“Charles Elliott has demonstrated the highest standards of professional dedication to the preparation and implementation of the RELIC programs,” said Jim Segreto, RELIC director, “enabling the LEH to maintain consistently its standards for intellectually stimulating programs that are equally appealing to the adult reading population of Louisiana.”
Elliott said he is proud to be involved with the LEH programs.
“I am very happy to be a part of the LEH, where we can bring heritage discussions into local communities,” he said. “There is a treasure trove of knowledge and enthusiasm out there, which I am honored to taste through various RELIC programs.”
“Charles Elliott richly deserves the LEH Individual Achievement Award,” said History and Political Science Department Head William Robison. “He is one of Louisiana’s greatest natural resources. His regular classes on Louisiana history and the American frontier, his supervision of Southeastern social studies education majors, his work with graduate students, his public lectures, and, of course, his extensive work for LEH, make him a most worthy recipient of this award.”
Robison also praised Elliott’s lengthy participation in Teaching American History Grant programs for area secondary school teachers, television courses and numerous publications.
Elliott will be officially recognized at the annual LEH Humanities Awards Event on March 31 at Houmas House Plantation.