Noted Author Announces Althea Brown Academic Achievement Award
By: The Hutchinson Trust
He recently endowed a $1,000.00 annual Althea Brown Academic Achievement Award in her memory to John Wood Community College in Quincy, Illinois. It is to be awarded to a needy, academically achieving student. It is a ten-year annual endowment.
Hutchinson noted that one of the great growth industries in America in recent years has been the study, research, and discovery of one's ancestry and family heritage. Then paying homage to those ancestors who did so much to ensure our well-being and success in life. The reopening of a window into one's ancestry and family past can reveal much about who we are, where we are, and how we got here. In short, it's an important measure of our lives.
He encourages others to discover their family and ancestral histories. One of the best ways to honor those family members, the ancestors, who were profound influences in their lives, he advocates, is to create awards in their name to those in need at colleges, high schools, or any educational or trade school venue.