Press Releases

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Announces 2022 ArtEffect Project Awardees
June 27, 2022
The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes (LMC) has announced nine winners of the 7th annual international ArtEffect Project competition, including the Grand Prize worth $6000.

Lowell Milken Surprises AZ Instructional Coach Jessica Zimmerman with Milken Educator Award
May 13, 2022
Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken was joined by Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman to honor instructional coach Jessica Zimmerman with the prestigious national recognition, which comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize.

Cross County High School Receives $50,000 NIET Founder's Award
March 11, 2022
The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) announced that Cross County High School in Cross County School District located in Cherry Valley, Arkansas, has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 NIET Founder's Award and its $50,000 grand prize.

In The News


Lowell Milken Reflects on 40th Anniversary of the Milken Family Foundation
January 28, 2022

NIET 2020 Chairman's Letter: Lowell Milken on 20 Years of Educator Excellence
December 03, 2020
2020 marks 20 years of advancing the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching’s mission of building educator excellence to give all students the opportunity for success.

Interview with 2020 ArtEffect Project Grand Prize Winner: Charles Rounds III
May 29, 2020
Charles Rounds III, a senior at Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex in Jackson, Mississippi, won the $6,000 grand prize in the ArtEffect Project, a student art competition sponsored by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Charles’s “Saved by Science” depicts Dr. Eugene Lazowski, who saved thousands of Polish Jews during World War II by injecting them with a harmless bacteria that caused them to test positive for typhus. We spoke with Charles about his winning work, making art during the COVID-19 pandemic and how he plans to use his artistic talents to revitalize his community.

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