On Friday, July 29, 2022, Dr. John Radzilowski received a Distinguished Service Award for 2021 from the American Council for Polish Culture (ACPC).
On the distinctive emblem is written:
“In grateful acknowledgment of his long outstanding record of scholarship, original research, and leadership on topics of great importance to Polish Americans and Polish History.”
Since June 1, 2022, dr. Radzilowski is the Director of the Polish Institute of Culture and Research in Orchard Lake Schools, MI.
He also served as a Piast Institute fellow and a past president of the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota. Among his many other career accomplishments, Radzilowski received his Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University in 1999. He is a historian, professor, and author of numerous books and articles on the history of Poland and Polish Americans. Radzilowski is also a professor of history at the University of Alaska Southeast, where he has been since 2007. “I have taught European, U.S., and World History, Geography, and Art History,” he added. “Before this, I also taught at several other colleges and universities and served as assistant project director at the Center for Nations in Transition at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, where I helped design and administer USAID and State Department-sponsored training programs for business, economics, and political science faculty and NGO leaders in Ukraine and east central Europe.”
The awards ceremony occurred during ACPC’s Culture Awards Banquet at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
The American Council for Polish Culture held its 74th Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX on July 26-29. The theme of the Convention was “Illuminating Our Past, Energizing Our Future.”
Their convention events included enjoying a bus ride to Panna Maria to visit the Polish Heritage Center. The roots of immigration from Poland to Texas are highlighted in special presentations, highlighted by a full-day visitation trip to the recently built Polish Heritage Center at historical Panna Maria, the first Polish settlement in America!
Every Polish American should visit this Center to understand the grit and determination exhibited by early Poles to survive and eventually thrive in a new environment.
The American Council for Polish Culture is a national non-profit, charitable, cultural, and educational organization that serves as a network and body of national leadership among affiliated Polish-American cultural organizations throughout the United States. There are currently 35 member organizations in 20 states.
The ACPC promotes Polish culture, heritage and history, and intercultural understanding. It serves as a network and body of national leadership among affiliated Polish-American cultural organizations throughout the United State.