In 2021, Rebecca Todd Minder was named director of Alabama Heritage, and Dr. Susan E. Reynolds became the editor of Alabama Heritage magazine. In June, 2022, we welcomed Caroline Gazzara-McKenzie as our new marketing and digital media manager. Cindy Sanford, circulation manager, celebrated 22 years with the department.
Our team has traveled the state for several conferences, seeing friendly faces and learning more about Alabama's history. This year, we traveled to Ft. Payne, Mentone, Montgomery, Scottsboro, and dozens of other places throughout Alabama. We experienced Alabama’s beauty first-hand, and felt more attached to our beloved state.
In 2022, we had more than a dozen student editorial assistants and launched a new hybrid internship program between Alabama Heritage and University of Alabama Press. Through these internship programs, our students are gaining valuable skills that will help prepare them after graduation.
Alabama Heritage is excited for the upcoming year, and we’ve got a lot in store for 2023.