Spotlight Awards

Spotlight Awards

2022 Spotlight Awards

Join us on Thursday, May 26, 2022 for Midway University’s 8th Spotlight Awards. The event will be held on campus in the Marshall Gymnasium inside McManis Student Center. The cocktail reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and awards at 7:00 p.m. This year we are honoring two equine industry leaders, Tracy Farmer and Shannon Arvin.

This year the theme will be ‘Making History’ in celebration of the institution’s 175th anniversary.

All proceeds from the dinner and awards ceremony will go to support ongoing academic programming and student scholarships at Midway University. Purchase your tickets to reserve your seat today.

2022 Award Recipients – Equine Industry Leaders Recognized

Two equine industry leaders will be recognized at Midway University’s 2022 Spotlight Awards. Tracy Farmer, a horseman, entrepreneur, and past trustee, will receive the Legacy Award, and Shannon Arvin, President, Keeneland Association, will receive the Pinkerton Vision Award.

About the Awards Evening

The Spotlight Awards evening is designed to highlight those 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 begins with a cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and award presentations for the Pinkerton Vision Award and the Midway University Legacy Award.

The Pinkerton Vision Award

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 Midway University Legacy Award

This award honors a person or persons that have impacted Midway University over a period of many years by giving time, service, support, and/or resources.

About the Live Auction

Each year we assemble an exciting array of packages, experiences, and artwork to auction during the Spotlight Awards. All proceeds from the live auction support ongoing academic programming and student scholarships at Midway University.

About the Silent Auction

Two weeks prior to the event, a number of unique products and services will be offered in a silent auction. All funds raised from the silent auction will go towards student scholarships, ongoing campus improvements, and academic programs. Register today to be notified about offerings as they are posted to our silent auction platform.

Previous Spotlight Awards

Pinkerton Vision Award

Midway University Legacy Award

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