​Historians honored by Kutsche Office of Local History

Three historians were honored for their contributions to the community from the Kutsche Office of Local History on Thursday, March 26 during the annual Local History Roundtable.

H. Sook Wilkinson, one of three finalists, was awarded the second Gordon Olson Lifetime Contributions to Local History award.

Wilkinson is known for chronicling the experiences of adoptees in her novels such as “Birth is More than Once: The Inner World of Adopted Korean Children” and “After the Morning Calm: Reflections of Korean Adoptees.”

Cindy Laug, administrative assistant for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Valley State University, and Lori Shusta from the Grand Valley American Indian Lodge were also finalists for the award.

For more information, go to www.gvsu.edu/kutsche.