Graphic showing Karan Pittman receiving the Governor's Aware for the Arts and Humanities
ATLANTA, GA (Dec. 12, 2023)-Karan Pittman, Academic Dean at Andrew College, received the Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities at the award ceremony presented by the Georgia Humanities in partnership with the Office of the Governor of the State of Georgia and the Georgia Council for the Arts. Pittman was recognized as an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the civic and cultural vitality of the state. Her passion for Cuthbert and the state of Georgia is evident in her work of restoring historical buildings in the area while documenting the history. Pittman has written or co-authored several local history books, one of which, “The Lena Baker Story”, was made into a movie. Dean Pittman remarked, “I am honored and humbled to receive this award. The support of many people and organizations in the community allowed me to be presented the Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities.” Andrew College, President William Kennedy stated, “No one deserves this award more than Dr. Pittman! Her dedication and passion for the history of Cuthbert, Randolph Country, Andrew College, and Southwest Georgia is unmatched and an inspiration to us all. Now more people across the state know what we down here in southwest Georgia have long understood, Dr. Karan Berryman Pittman is a Georgia treasure.” For twenty-five years, Georgia Humanities has acknowledged community members and organizations that help to advance the appreciation and comprehension of the humanities in our state with the Governor's Awards. In 2012, Georgia Humanities partnered with the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Office of the Governor to create the Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities, a new and improved version of the recognition program.

ATLANTA, GA (Dec. 12, 2023)-Karan Pittman, Academic Dean at Andrew College, received the Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities at the award ceremony presented by the Georgia Humanities in partnership with the Office of the Governor of the State of Georgia and the Georgia Council for the Arts. Pittman was recognized as an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the civic and cultural vitality of the state. Her passion for Cuthbert and the state of Georgia is evident in her work of restoring historical buildings in the area while documenting the history. Pittman has written or co-authored several local history books, one of which, “The Lena Baker Story”, was made into a movie. Dean Pittman remarked, “I am honored and humbled to receive this award. The support of many people and organizations in the community allowed me to be presented the Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities.” Andrew College, President William Kennedy stated, “No one deserves this award more than Dr. Pittman! Her dedication and passion for the history of Cuthbert, Randolph Country, Andrew College, and Southwest Georgia is unmatched and an inspiration to us all. Now more people across the state know what we down here in southwest Georgia have long understood, Dr. Karan Berryman Pittman is a Georgia treasure.” For twenty-five years, Georgia Humanities has acknowledged community members and organizations that help to advance the appreciation and comprehension of the humanities in our state with the Governor’s Awards. In 2012, Georgia Humanities partnered with the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Office of the Governor to create the Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities, a new and improved version of the recognition program.