McKown receives NSDAR Women in History award

May 11, 2022

McLennan Community College president, Dr. Johnette McKown, was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Women in American History award by the Henry Downs Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). McKown accepted the award Saturday and will be included in the NSDAR’s list of Women in American History nominees.

The award is presented annually to a woman who is making a difference in their community and serves as an example through her contributions in the areas of education, religion, social, scientific or cultural innovation.

NSDAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. Waco’s Henry Downs Chapter, was founded in 1901 and is named for patriot Henry Downs, Jr., a native of England that emigrated to America with his wife, Lady Jane Douglas of Scotland, and received a 1000-acre land grant in Virginia in 1728.