The appointment is for three years and members are only allowed to serve two terms. The appointment is effective July 1, 2014.
"Humanities Iowa is the State of Iowa's arm of the national Endowment for the Humanities. Our mission is to preserve and protect the history and culture of Iowa," Felderman said.
The National Endowment for the Humanities gives Humanities Iowa a little over $500,000 a year and Humanitites Iowa re-grants it to different projects done throughout the state including films, museums, displays and speakers.
Felderman taught at Chariton High School for 15 years. He taught social studies, American Government and Economics and also coached CHS boys and girls tennis at different times. He coached all three of his sons, Marshall, Sam and Willie, in tennis. "We'll miss CHS, it's a great school," he said.
Felderman and his wife, Becky, now live in Ankeny but they still have their house in Chariton and are home most weekends. They also still own and run the Ben Franklin in Chariton and are looking for someone to buy the business and or the building.
Felderman's daughter, Gina, and son, Willie, work at Ben Franklin in Chariton three days a week until school starts. The Feldermans still attend First Baptist Church in Russell where Felderman's son, Marshall, is the pastor. Marshall's wife Emily is running the Ben Franklin store right now.
We're still part of Chariton and the Lucas County community. We still love Chariton. It's still home sweet home," Felderman said.