Roy A. Hunt Foundation Award

for Commitment to Education in the Arts and Humanities

Roy A. Hunt 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