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Hunt honored with National Federation of Press Women's President's Award

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Published on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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Meg Hunt, a long-time journalist, non-profit managing director for an international organization, and media relations coordinator for a history museum has been named the recipient of the 2019 National Federation of Press Women's President’s Award.
 

Meg Hunt, a long-time journalist, non-profit managing director for an international organization, and media relations coordinator for a history museum has been named the recipient of the 2019 National Federation of Press Women's President’s Award.

 

A long-time journalist, non-profit managing director for an international organization, and media relations coordinator for a history museum has been named the recipient of the 2019 National Federation of Press Women’s President’s Award.

Meg Hunt, of Taylors, was announced as the winner at the organization’s annual conference on June 29 in Baton Rouge, La.

“It is an honor to present Meg Hunt with the 2019 NFPW President’s Award,” said Wolf-Astrauskas. “I remember the day I first met Meg in 2007. She had an extraordinary presence about her. No matter the subject of conversation, she succeeded in helping everyone at the table understand their vision, moving it to the next level, and focus on bridging any differences with empathy and faith.

Long before she was president of NFPW, Hunt was an exceptional leader for Federation. “I’m confident Hunt may not yet fully realize how many women she has quite literally influenced and the lives she has forever changed by her talent and courage,” said Wolf-Astrauskas.

Hunt, a graduate of Wofford College, turned her degree in English into a 21-year journalism career at the Spartanburg Herald Journal. She was a writer/copy editor; page designer and special section coordinator for the news, sports, lifestyles and advertising departments. She received numerous state and national awards for her writing and communications work.

In 2005, she was elected president of the National Federation of Press Women for a two-year term, then served as director of the NFPW’s Education Fund from 2007-2009.

Hunt was recognized, in part, for her continued international humanitarian efforts as managing director of Teleios Ministry and as Special Projects/Media Relations Coordinator for the Smithsonian affiliate Upcountry History Museum.

Teleios Ministry is an international Christian non-profit organization in Greenville, dedicated to helping maintain existing partnerships in Romania, Kenya and Tanzania. 

Previous recipients of the award include journalists Sarah McClendon and Helen Thomas, and Betty Ford, champion of women's rights.

 

 

 

 

 

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