Ruth Colvin Does it Again at the CNY Book Awards

Ruth Colvin at the CNY Book AwardsCongratulations to Ruth Colvin, author of Off the Beaten Path: Stories of People Around the World published by Syracuse University Press, on winning the CNY Book Award for the non-fiction category.  Judged by prominent authors from around the nation, the CNY Book Awards is an annual series of prizes in celebration of the best books published by Central New York authors.  The event was hosted by the YMCA’s Downtown Writer’s Center on Thursday, November 29th at the SU Chancellor’s Residence.

Along with this award, Colvin also won the overall “People’s Choice” award, decided by the audience at the awards ceremony.

Ruth is the founder of Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., which later merged with other organizations to become ProLiteracy.  She’s had a triumphant career in Off the Beaten Path by Ruth J. Colvinwhich she received nine honorary doctorates, among many other honorable achievements.  She also won the highest award for volunteerism in the United States, the President’s Volunteer Action Award, in 1987 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006.  Ruth Colvin was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1991.

Read more about her winning title, Off the Beaten Path: Stories of People Around the World here.


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