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SAGE founder Sara Miller McCune awarded the ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing

September 15, 2017

SAGE Publishing are delighted to share the news that Sara Miller McCune, our Founder and Executive Chairman, has been awarded the ALPSP Award for Contribution to Scholarly Publishing at the 10th Anniversary ALPSP Conference

Ian Mulvany collecting award

The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the scholarly community. The recipient is nominated and selected by the ALPSP committee panel.

Presented on 14th September as part of the ALPSP awards dinner, Ian Mulvany, Head of Product Innovation at SAGE, collected the award on behalf of Sara. Chairman Peter Ashman introduced the award with the following:

“Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit and an unwavering dedication to academia, the then-24-year-old Sara founded SAGE in 1965 in New York City - a huge achievement in itself in its time, for a woman aged 24.

As well as growing a hugely successful publishing business, Sara is also a major philanthropist. She founded the charitable McCune Foundation in 1990 and has also funded schools in the developing world and made significant financial contributions to many other health and cultural causes. She’s won several major business awards and was recently honoured by the Women’s Campaign International at an event entitled: “Shattering the Glass Ceiling, Honouring Inspirational Women Around the Globe”. All of this has been achieved while ensuring that SAGE remains indefinitely independent.

Sara is worthy of recognition for her work relating to scholarly publishing – under her leadership SAGE has not only undertaken many progressive initiatives, it has promoted an open approach to partnering and supporting young companies.”

 

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