▪ The National Archives and the University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center have presented the second Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award to UK College of Education doctoral student Margaret Lynn Brewer, a world civilization teacher at Scott County High School in Georgetown. The award was presented by U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero at a ceremony held Aug. 9 at the Margaret I. King Library Building.
The award honors the life and career of the late Earle C. Clements and his lifelong commitment to education and public service.
Selected from high school history and/or civics teachers throughout the Commonwealth, Brewer was chosen for demonstrating a teacher’s knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the subject and commitment to increasing student awareness of the importance of public service; expertise in civics and history content and the ability to share it with students; impact on student success; and evidence of creativity and innovation.
▪ Eric Carter has been named the new dean of regional instruction and services and associate professor of sociology at Campbellsville University. Carter has served as associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Georgetown College since 2007.
▪ Lisa Atkinson will be joining the UK Office of Philanthropy as senior director of donor relations, stewardship and constituent engagement. A 21-year veteran of UK, Atkinson joins the office following her tenure as associate director of marketing for the UK College of Engineering. Prior to that, Atkinson held positions with the former UK Office of Development and UK Alumni Association.
▪ Two students have been elected by their Student Government Association peers to serve on the Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s Board of Regents and to serve as student body co-presidents. Ellen Braden of Owensboro Community and Technical College and Montre’ale Jones of Hopkinsville Community College will serve one-year terms on the board and as student body co-presidents. Their terms begin immediately and continue through August 2017.
▪ In its annual Back-to-School Backpacks Giveaway, Blue Grass Farms Charities provided backpacks filled with school supplies to 346 children of thoroughbred industry workers in Central Kentucky in grades K-5.
In all, 21 volunteers prepared and delivered backpacks to 26 thoroughbred farms and operations. Eighty-five children of backstretch workers at Keeneland also benefited from the program.
“I believe that this backpack program helps the backstretch understand our concern for them in all areas of their life. Our ministry is not just limited to a few areas, but rather many areas, including the betterment of their children’s education. A backpack of school supplies generously handed out is a great way to express the Thoroughbred industry’s concern for the backstretch families and all that they do to make this industry great,” said Dean Carpenter, Keeneland’s chaplain.
For more information about Blue Grass Farms Charities programs, go to Bgfcky.org.
▪ The 2017-18 application window for gifted and talented programs, magnet schools, specialized academic programs and technical centers is open through through Oct. 7.
Individual open houses in the coming weeks will explain the options, which focus on students’ needs, interests and abilities. Fayette County Public Schools will also host a districtwide information night in September, with representatives from each program on hand to answer questions.
For more information, call 859-381-4741.