Spotlight Awards

Spotlight Awards

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Reception 5:30 p.m.
Awards & Dinner 7:00 p.m.

 Piper Dining Hall inside McManis Student Center

Dress for Success Lexington
will be awarded the 2018 L.L. Pinkerton Vision Award

Janet Green Hunter, Midway University Trustee
will be awarded the 2018 Midway Legacy Award

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2018 Spotlight Awards presented by:


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 followed by dinner and award presentations for the Pinkerton Vision Award and the Midway University Legacy Award and ends with a dessert reception.


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.

Previous Spotlight Awards

Pinkerton Vision Award
2017 Margie Samuels
2016 Isabel Yates
2015 Jean R. Hale
2014 Rev. Dr. Nancy Jo Kemper

Midway University Legacy Award
2017 The Parrish-Roach Family
2016 The James C. & Ann Bowling Family
2015 Libby Lloyd Jones

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