The 2022 Mark Welter World Citizen Award was presented to Rebecca Ballard by Board Member Holly Haugen.
Mark Welter was a world history/world religions teacher at the secondary and college levels for over 50 years. He taught with the goal of preparing young people to adapt to the needs of/for a cooperative, interdependent, peaceful world. As a retired teacher, he wants to continue his aspirations by aiding students who demonstrate an awareness of our prevailing world realities: No single nation can successfully address the universal dilemmas of global warming, global terrorism, global eco-disasters, and global pandemics.
The Mark Welter World Citizen Award is given to a Lincoln High School graduate who is majoring in sociology, ecology, history or biological science.