April 8, 2016 | History |
Professor of History Shawn Fisher was named part of a nine-member World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee created by Gov. Asa Hutchinson March 31.
The committee will plan state events and projects for the 2017 and 2018 calendar year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. Fisher said he was honored by the selection and looks forward to working with his fellow committee members.
“It is a great privilege to work on this project as we recognize the legacy of the Great War in Arkansas and the some 72,000 Arkansans who served in the war,” Fisher said. “It’s a first for me to serve on a state committee, but I’m humbled to be able to contribute.”
Other committee members will be:
Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage
Raymond Screws, director of the Arkansas National Guard Museum
Lisa Speer, state historian
Lt. Col. Matt Snead, director of the Arkansas Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Lt. Col. Joel Lynch, public affairs officer of the Arkansas National Guard
Peter MacKeith, dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas
Maj. Gen. Mark Berry, adjutant general, Arkansas National Guard
Retired Lt. Col. Ken Griffin, military and veterans affairs officer in the governor’s office