receives Service to Humanity Award
Richard Schneider, newspaper editor,
has won many awards for public service reporting
(Feb. 28, 2002) - Florida Southern College honors alumnus Richard
"Dick" A. Schneider, a 1977 graduate, at its Founders
Day convocation March 15 at 10:10 a.m. in Branscomb Auditorium.
Schneider will receive the Service to Humanity award, given each
year to an FSC graduate for active involvement in civic organizations
and commitment to public service.
editor for The Jackson Sun in Jackson, Tenn., has won many awards
for journalism and public service reporting. He received national
recognition for his series on the historical events of the 1960s
Civil Rights Movement in Jackson - largely unreported by his own
newspaper as the events occurred. For this reporting, the Associated
Press Managing Editors Association honored him with the 2001 Public
Service Award First Place for smaller newspapers. He also earned
the University of Oregon Award for Ethics in Journalism, the highest
ethics award given in his field.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.