Corrigan Receives Outstanding Service Award | Webster University

Corrigan Receives Outstanding Service Award

Conservation author recognized for efforts on behalf of national historic site

Timothy Good and Don Corrigan in front of White HavenST. LOUIS (February 27, 2018) – Don Corrigan, communications and journalism professor in the School of Communications, recently received the 2017 Award for Outstanding Service from the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis. Timothy Good, superintendent for the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, cited the many articles Corrigan had written about the site as just one of the reasons he was chosen to receive the award.

The most recent article Corrigan wrote was about Grant's White Haven, the main house, and its connection to the 18th U.S. President's evolving perspective on the ills of slavery. Corrigan wrote his first article on White Haven in 1986. It was about efforts to save the historic site from a proposed tract housing development. In addition to the article, he wrote an editorial, "Save White Haven."

A feature recently appeared in the Webster-Kirkwood Times about Corrigan’s award.

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