The 2017 Spotlight Awards will be held on Thursday, May 25 in the McManis Student Center.
The Spotlight Awards evening is designed to highlight women (and men) who have been leaders in representing women’s issues; have made an impact that benefits women in the state of Kentucky and beyond, and innovative women in their chosen field. In addition, the awards ceremony is a time for the University to bestow honors on someone who has directly impacted Midway University.
The evening includes a cocktail reception followed by a dinner, a featured keynote speaker and two award presentations. The awards presented during the evening will be the Pinkerton Vision Award and the Midway University Legacy Award.
The Pinkerton Vision Award (nomination form)
This award honors the legacy of Dr. L.L. Pinkerton, whose vision of the Kentucky Female Orphan School in 1847 established it as the first formal education for orphaned girls on the site that is now Midway University. Criteria for consideration of award recipients includes: a) an individual or group (male or female) who has had a direct impact on improving the lives of women, b) a woman who has served as an outstanding role model, or c) a woman who has displayed great leadership, innovative thinking and influence in her chosen field. The recipient must be a Kentucky native, resident or organization located in Kentucky. A committee of college representatives will select the award recipient from the pool of nominations received.
The 2016 Spotlight Awards were held on Thursday, May 26 on the campus of Midway University. The honorees included Isabel Yates (2016 Pinkerton Vision Award Honoree) & the James C. and Ann Bowling Family (2016 Midway University Legacy Award Honorees). The evening’s Keynote Speaker was Craig King, CEO, R.J. Corman Railroad Group.
2016 Pinkerton Vision Award Honoree
The James C. & Ann Bowling Family
2016 Midway Legacy Award Honorees
Previous Spotlight Awards