Tuesday, September 27, 2011
George B. Forsythe, president of Westminster College in Fulton, received The Missourian Award during a Sept. 17 ceremony in Jefferson City.
Started in 1994, the prestigious statewide award is presented to the most accomplished citizens of Missouri. It honors them for outstanding contributions to the state or nation in civics, business, arts or politics.
“I am honored and humbled,” Forsythe said, “to have been selected to join such an impressive array of honorees for this award. Being a recipient certainly inspires me to want to contribute more to the future success of this great state.”
Others who have received the award include President Harry S Truman, broadcaster Walter Cronkite, writer Mark Twain, hotel developer John Q. Hammons and artist Thomas Hart Benton.