Each year the festival is dedicated to someone in the Upper Cumberland whose recognition of the world as one – a circle of humanity – has led to international activism and friendship. The nominee should have demonstrated exceptional commitment to befriending people from around the world. The ideal nominee has learned much of other cultures, cares for humanity everywhere, and actively pursues this international interest right here, benefiting our whole community.
You can nominate someone for the Mandala Award by writing a nomination letter and mailing it to Melissa Creek, TTU Box 5062, Cookeville, TN 38505 no later than March 8th.
|2009||Patrick Ryan, president of the Tennessee World Affairs Council|
|2008||Dr. Sam and Diane Glasgow|
|2007||Dr. JoAnne Clark & Dr. Chuck Womack|
|2003||Robert and Julia Smoak|