for Commitment to Education in the Arts and Humanities

The Roy A. Hunt Foundation Award

In 1999, Torrence M. Hunt, Sr. established a program through the Roy A. Hunt Foundation that was designed to honor Pittsburgh-area teachers for integrating art and history–through the use of the diverse and historically significant resources at the Frick–into their students’ learning experience.

This honor, known today as the Roy A. Hunt Foundation Award for Commitment to Education in the Arts and Humanities, is presented each year to a teacher who has demonstrated a commitment to participating in the Frick’s education programs, and who has successfully integrated the arts and humanities into the students’ learning experience.

Over the years, thousands of students have participated in enrichment activities at the Frick that foster their curiosity and love of learning, often through the use of free passes provided by the Hunt Foundation.

Awardees
2017
Jubilee Christian School

2016
Alphonse A. Rapa
Knoch High School

2015
Jeff Tripodi
Blackhawk High School

2014
Dr. Katy Carroll
Pittsburgh Faison K–5

2013
George Blank and Marie Romanelli
Franklin Regional Middle School

2012
Joann Urbaniak,
North Allegheny Intermediate High School

2011
Ronald Holloway,
Pittsburgh Weil PreK–5
Accelerated Learning Academy

2010
Mt. Lebanon School District

2009
Naomi Beres, Thomas Jefferson High School

2008
Kurt Riedel, St. Bede School

2007
Dr. Wendy Milne, Hempfield Area School District

2006
Linda Lare-Lansberry, Eisenhower School

2005
Suzanne Ament, St. Colman School

2004
Christina T. Kralic, Hosack Elementary School

2003
Cynthia Blackwell, Spring Hill Elementary School

2002
Louise Harvilla, Highlands Middle School

2001
Connie Blair, Kiski Area Intermediate School

2000
Karen Jones, Ross Elementary School

1999
Roxane Gaal, Carrick High School