AHF mourns the passing of Elaine Wood Hughes

Elaine Hughes

Elaine Wood Hughes, former Chair and long serving Board Member recently passed away after a battle with cancer.

Elaine was Professor Emerita of English and an award-winning scholar who taught 40 years on the faculty of her alma mater, the University of Montevallo.

She was known for her passion for liberal arts and served as a humanities scholar for AHF. She was board chair of AHF from 2005-2006.

In 2011, she received the Alabama Humanities Award, the organization’s highest honor.

“Elaine’s passing is a huge loss to the humanities community,” said AHF Executive Director Armand DeKeyser. “Her many good works as both scholar and as a board member and chair of AHF set a strong standard for others to follow, and we are a much better organization today because of her efforts.”

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