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Providence CVI Receives Innovation in the Humanities Award

On October 15, the Providence Clemente Veterans' Initiative (PCVI) was honored with the Innovation in the Humanities Prize from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. PCVI Academic Director Mark Santow was on hand to receive the award at the virtual Celebration of the Humanities event, sharing the screen with PCVI graduates and classroom facilitators Sarah Cavanaugh and Tyrone Smith.

'This award also honors the work of our scholar-veterans ," Mark told the nearly 200 people joining the virtual celebration. "Who have bravely shared their stories, spread the word, and reminded my colleagues and I of the extraordinary power the humanities have to help us find meaning and self-understanding. This is an award for them as much as it is for us."


PCVI is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and offered in partnership with Trinity Rep and Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. It is offered free of charge to all veterans, regardless of race, gender identity, service years, deployment history, disability status, or discharge status. Faculty from UMass Dartmouth, the University of Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island School of Design teach in the program. Graduates have the opportunity to earn credit from Bard College.


You can watch the awards ceremony on the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities YouTube page. PCVI's award presentation begins at 17:00.

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