Education news of interest in Central Kentucky

By Dorothea Wingo


▪ Callaway Stivers, a rising senior at Lafayette High School who attends Locust Trace AgriScience Center, picked up state-level honors at the annual Kentucky FFA convention June 7-9 in Lexington. He took first place in public speaking and first place in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Farmers Market entrepreneur contest.

▪ University of Kentucky student Katie Terrell has won the 2016 Paul Kevin Burberry Award from the UK Human Development Institute. Terrell is an educational specialist student in the UK College of Education and a research assistant at the institute.

The Burberry Award is named in memory of the Berea native who pioneered a trail in the public school system as the first student with significant physical disabilities, due to cerebral palsy, to complete Berea Community High School. Kevin Burberry graduated with highest honors and went on to attend Berea College and UK, where he majored in philosophy. Burberry died prior to graduation, and he was awarded his degree posthumously in May 2004.

▪ James Maxwell, a professor of business management at Sullivan University’s Lexington campus, has joined the board of directors of the Sigma Beta Delta business student honor society.

Other schools with members on the Sigma Beta Delta Board of Directors include the University of Virginia, East Carolina University, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Winston-Salem State University.

Sullivan University’s Lexington campus has been a Sigma Beta Delta member since 2008.

For more information about Sigma Beta Delta, visit


▪ Devine Carama, a hip-hop artist, community activist, director of Believing In Forever and the youth services coordinator at Community Action Council, is giving away three $150 back-to-school scholarships to Lexington youth ages 8-12 via a Community Action Essay Contest.

To be eligible, children must perform 15 hours of community service, produce a copy of their last report card, and write a one-page essay on what “community action” means to them.

Deadline for entries is Aug. 1. Entries can be mailed to 501 West Sixth Street, Suite 250, Lexington, Ky., 40508. For more info, go to