▪ Bobby Webb, the Lexington Public Library’s virtual librarian, has won the Kentucky Public Library Association’s Charlene Davis Excellence in Technology Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the use of technology to advance the work of public libraries in Kentucky. He is the first-ever recipient of the award.
▪ Averitt Express has honored associate Tracy Sipes of Paris for 25 years of safety. Averitt measures vehicle and driver performance through a series of indicators.
▪ The Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky has been named 2016 Campus Kitchen of the Year. Founded in 2011, Campus Kitchens Project is a national nonprofit that empowers students to fight hunger and food waste.
“Since their launch just two years ago, the Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky has had a significant impact on the issues of food waste and hunger in their community,” said Laura Toscano, director of the national organization.
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The Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky is an on-campus, student service organization established in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition in April 2014. It creates sustainable solutions to decreasing food waste while providing healthy meals to those struggling with hunger.
To learn more about CKUK or to get involved, go to Dhn-hes.ca.uky.edu/CKUK.
▪ Dinsmore & Shohl has been featured on Law360’s list of the best U.S. law firms for women, based on the firm’s female representation at the partner and non-partner levels and its total number of female attorneys. Dinsmore’s rank is 57 in the 2016 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys list, moving up 14 spots from last year.
▪ Frankfort Toyota has received the President’s Award from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. The award is presented annually to Toyota dealerships throughout the United States that have achieved high standards of performance in all facets of the automotive dealer profession, including vehicle and parts sales, service and customer satisfaction.
▪ The Leadership Lexington Program is accepting applications for its 2016-17 class.
Since 1979, Commerce Lexington’s leadership development program has turned out more than 1,300 graduates. The program gives participants the opportunity to better understand Lexington and to prepare for the challenges it faces by meeting with and learning from today’s leaders.
Applications for this 11-month-long program should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 16. Residents and individuals who work in the Lexington area are eligible to apply for Leadership Lexington. Applicants must be employed by firms that are active members of Commerce Lexington. Applications and more information may be found at Leadershiplexington.com or by contacting Amy Carrington, program director, at 859-226-1610 or email@example.com.
▪ The Lexington Public Library has received an exemplary rating from the Kentucky Public Library Association, joining eight other libraries across the state to reach the association’s highest rating level.
This is the first year Lexington Public Library has received an exemplary rating. Seventy-one libraries applied for the rating during the last two-year cycle. KPLA recognizes libraries with three rating levels: essential, enhanced and exemplary.
▪ Women Leading Kentucky has announced three winners of the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award for 2016.
Paula Hanson, director of tax services, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, Lexington; Augusta Julian, president/CEO, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lexington; and Marta Miranda, president/CEO, Center for Women and Families, Louisville, will be recognized at the 17th annual Women’s Business and Leadership Conference, noon to 2 p.m. May 5 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa in Lexington.
The Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award was created in 1999 and presented to the former governor for her contributions to Kentucky and its people. The award recognizes Kentucky women of achievement who inspire and motivate other women through their personal, community and professional lives.
Tickets for the full-day conference, including the luncheon, are $175 each or $145 for four or more attendees from the same company. Tickets for the luncheon only are $55; a table of 10 is $500. Register at Womenleadingky.com.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo