Tracy Huling, Prison Public Memory Project Founder/Director, and Brian Buckley, Hudson (NY) Site Coordinator, recently received the Joesph F. Wall '41 Alumni Award of $25,000 from their undergraduate alma mater, Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. The funds from the Wall Award will be used to fortify the Prison Public Memory Project's pilot site in Hudson, NY as a permanent site of prison memory, and support the development of a national infrastructure to extend the reach of the organization to other rural communities in the United States.
About the Wall Alumni Service Awards
The Wall Alumni Service Awards were established during Grinnell College's sesquicentennial celebration in 1996 to honor the college's long commitment to social responsibility and public service. The awards are named in honor of the late Joe Wall, a professor of history at Grinnell who inspired an ideal of social responsibility in his students. The Wall Awards provide financial support for Grinnell graduates to engage in service projects, programs and organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of others.
For the complete list of award recipients or to find out more about the Wall Alumni Award, see the Grinnell College News Page. You can also find an article about this year's award recipients in the Fall 2015 issue of The Grinnell Magazine.