Nine Network President and CEO Jack Galmiche Wins Horace Mann Friend of Education Award From Missouri National Education Association
The Award Recognizes the Nine Network of Public Media as an Asset to Education, Including Its Work Nationally and Locally on American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen
St. Louis, MO — May 8, 2015 — Nine Network of Public Media President and CEO Jack Galmiche accepted the Horace Mann Friend of Education Award in television journalism from the Missouri National Education Association (MNEA) on Saturday, April 18 at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri. The annual award honors Missourians who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to public education. Nine was recognized for its work on the national and local American Graduate initiative, Arts America, Science Matters, Stay Tuned, Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash/Read Across America, the Nine Academy, and PBS educational content on air and online.
In choosing Galmiche and the Nine Network for the Horace Mann Friend of Education Award, the MNEA cited the station’s “groundbreaking approach to community engagement” and its “significant commitment to advance understanding and participation in the arts and sciences.” It also called attention to the Nine Network “telling stories of our region’s achievements in entrepreneurship and innovation while collaborating with community partners to help advance activities that foster a healthy economy.”
“Nine has been an educational force in our community for 60 years,” said Galmiche. “It is a privilege to continue this legacy in education for the current generation and an honor to be recognized for this important work by the Missouri NEA.”
About the Nine Network of Public Media
The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, www.nineNet.org and the Public Media Commons. The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.