Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Ronald C. Naugle, Ph.D.

Title: Historian, Professor Emeritus
Company: Nebraska Wesleyan University
Location: Lincoln, NE United States


  • First Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE (Congregational Council, 1981-1984)
  • Inter-Church Ministries, Lincoln, NE (representative for Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1985-2004) (Chairman, Native-American Strategy and Action Team, 1985-2000) (Member and Chair, Multicultural Ministries Commission, 1985-2000) (Planning committee for “Healing the Hoop” program, 1992) (Chair, Seven denomination-sponsored inner-church ministry to urban Native-American’s in Omaha and Lincoln, NE, 1996-2003)
  • Lutheran Student Ministry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (President, 1971-1972) (Chair, Property Committee, 1974-1976)
  • National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) (member, 2001-2006) (Representative on National Executive Board for Four-Year Private Colleges and Universities, 2004-2006) (emeritus member, national executive board, 2006-Present)
  • Nebraska Foundation for the Preservation of Oral History (Founder and Treasurer, 2001-2006)
  • Nebraska Historical Society (now HistoryNebraska) (Lifetime Member, 1966-Present)
  • Nebraska State Council for History Education (Member, 1992-2008) (President, 2005-2008)
  • Nebraska State Hall of Fame Commission (2003-Present) (Chair, 2015-Present) (Chair, Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol Rotunda Historic Nebraska Figure Statue Replacement Committee, 2018-Present)
  • Omaha and Winnebago Indian Reservations, One-Week Immersion cultural experience for College Juniors (Leader, 1991-2003)
  • Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honor Society (Member and Faculty Sponsor, Nebraska Wesleyan University Chapter, 1974-2004)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Lifetime Member (1980-Present)
  • Two-Week Educational retreat for High School History and Social Studies teachers at Fort Robinson in Western Nebraska (Program Director, 1992-2003)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019, 2017)
  • Featured Listee, Calendar Series, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2019, 2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019, 2017)
  • Author, A Brief History of Nebraska (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2018, 2015-2016, 2004, 2001)
  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Co-author, History of Nebraska (2015, 1997)
  • Recipient, Nebraska Center for the Book Award, “History of Nebraska, Fourth Edition,” (2015)
  • Consultant, Lost Nation: the loway, film documentary, Fourth Wall Films, Moline, IL (2008)
  • Co-author, Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, 2 vols. (2003)
  • Co-author, Nebraska Quilts and Quilt makers (2003, 1991)
  • Recipient, Paul Beck Social Studies Teacher of Year Award, Nebraska State Council Social Studies (2003)
  • Recipient, Sower Award, Nebraska Humanities Council (now Humanities Nebraska) (2003)
  • Editor and Author Preface for Erastus F. Beadle, Ham, Eggs and Corncakes: A Nebraska Territorial Diary, University of Nebraska Press (2001)
  • Recipient, Addison E. Sheldon Award, Nebraska Historical Society (now HistoryNebraska) (1998)
  • Co-writer, and co-recipient, the Clarion Award, White Man’s Way, film documentary, Women in Communication (1997)
  • Co-recipients, Patricia and Philip Frost Award for Distinguished Scholarship in American Crafts by Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution (1993)
  • Co-writer, In the White Man’s Image, film documentary (1992)

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