FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2006
GOVERNOR BARBOUR REAPPOINTS BRUNINI TO MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION
(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour announced the reappointment of Barbara Brunini, of Madison, to the Mississippi Arts Commission, which is designed to stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing, visual, and literary arts and public interest and participation.
“Barbara has a true love for Mississippi arts and culture,” Governor Barbour said. “Her work on this commission has been exceptional, and I am confident she will continue serving the people of Mississippi well.”
Brunini currently works as program director of the Faith & Work Initiative at Millsaps College and has previously taught classes at both Hinds Community College and the University of Mississippi School of Nursing. She served as a member of the Arts Alliance board from 1997 to 2002; chairman of the Mississippi Heart Association “Art for Heart” program in 1993; and United Way board member from 1997 to 2004. Brunini has received several community service awards, including the March of Dimes “Women of Achievement” and the Red Cross J. Tate Thigpen Leadership award.
Brunini graduated from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi College, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree, respectively. She and her husband, Ed, have three children, Anthony, John, and Emily.