More than 420 business, civic and humanities leaders from across the state attended the annual luncheon of Alabama Humanities Foundation, which honored humanities award winners and outstanding teachers.
Mark Crosswhite, CEO of Alabama Power Co., delivered the keynote address, offering a ringing endorsement of the humanities and its impact on economic development and everyday life in Alabama.
Betty McMahon was honored with the 2014 Humanities Award.
Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins received the Wayne Greenhaw Service Award, and AAA Cooper, earned the Charitable Organization to the Humanities Award.
Receiving the Jenice Riley Memorial Scholarships for excellence in teaching were: Lucy Bloodworth, McElwain Christian Academy, Birmingham; Haley Dykes, Paine Primary School, Trussville; Lindsey Irvin, Calera Elementary, Calera; Abby Lucas, St. Aloysius Catholic School, Bessemer; Lesa Roberts, J.E. Williams Elmentary, Huntsville; and Brandy Russell, Weaver Elementary, Weaver.
The luncheon, held at The Club, celebrated the 40th year of its luncheon.