Comparative Studies and Folklore alumna Nicole Musgrave (B.A. 2010) has just received the John D. Minton Award along with her Master of Arts in Folk Studies at Western Kentucky University. The Graduate School’s top award is named for Dr. John D. Minton, who was a history professor and WKU’s first graduate dean and served as vice president for Administrative Affairs and as WKU’s fifth president. Musgrave served as graduate assistant for the Kentucky Folklife Program at WKU, provided assistance for the exhibit A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green at the Kentucky Museum, and co-wrote a successful grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts. Following graduation, Musgrave will serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member with Hindman Settlement School and will continue her work with the Kentucky Folklife Program to implement the NEA-funded statewide Kentucky Folklife Network. The award was presented by John D. Minton Jr., Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court.