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An MTV Chief, a General, and President Are Among the New Churchill Fellows

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Eight prominent leaders, including former MTV chair person and CEO William Roedy, have been inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College in Fulton.

Eight prominent leaders, including former MTV Chairman and CEO William Roedy, Gen. David H. Petraeus and Westminster President Benjamin Ola. Akande  have been inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College, it was announced on April 4th 2017.Eight prominent leaders, including former MTV Chairman and CEO William Roedy, Gen. David H. Petraeus and Westminster President Benjamin Ola. Akande have been inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College, it was announced on April 4th 2017.

On Saturday, April 1 in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, home of the National Churchill Museum, a ceremony to induct eight members into the Association of Churchill fellows took place. Acting as Senior Fellow, Winston Churchill’s granddaughter, noted artist and sculptor Edwina Sandys, M.B.E. bestowed the honor on the new inductees.Inductees included former MTV chair person and CEO William Roedy, Ret. Gen. David H. Petraeus and 21st Westminster President Benjamin Ola. Akande. 

Other Association of Churchill Fellows inductees included:

Jon Meacham — Journalist, presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author;

Richard C. Marsh — Longtime president of the Winston Churchill Society of Michigan;

Lee Pollock — Former executive director of the Churchill Centre and Trustee of the International Churchill Society;

Duncan Sandys — Great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill and past Lord Mayor of Westminster; and

Harold B. Oakley — Chair of the Westminster College Board of Trustees and Trustee of the International Churchill Society.

About the Association of Churchill Fellows:

The Association of Churchill Fellows is an honorary society of people dedicated to the development and use of the National Churchill Museum at Westminster. In 1946, then-British Prime Minister Churchill was given an honorary degree and delivered his historic “Iron Curtain” speech.

Since 1969 when the Association began, 300 individuals who have demonstrated support and service to the museum have been recognized as “Fellows.”

Past inductees include journalist Walter Cronkite, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Churchill Fellows Weekend is an annual event where a national expert on Churchill delivers the Enid and R. Crosby Kemper Lecture and new Churchill Fellows are inducted. Meacham delivered the Kemper Lecture, which was followed by a presentation by Petraeus. This year, for the first time, the International Churchill Society Board of Trustees also met at Westminster over the weekend.

See article from Fulton Sun News here.

Also from Westminster College here.

Photo by Jenny Gray /Fulton Sun.