Spotlight Awards

Spotlight Awards


2017 Spotlight Awards

Please Join Us As We Recognize

Margie Samuels
The Matriarch of Maker’s Mark
2017 Pinkerton Vision Award Honoree

The Parrish-Roach Family
2017 Midway University Legacy Award Honoree

Thursday, May 25

Piper Dining Hall
Midway University

Cocktail Reception – 6 p.m.
Awards & Dinner – 7 p.m.
Dessert Reception – 8 p.m.

Business Attire
RSVP by May 18

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
2016 Isabel Yates
2015 Jean R. Hale
2014 Rev. Dr. Nancy Jo Kemper

Midway University Legacy Award
2016 The James C. & Ann Bowling Family
2015 Libby Lloyd Jones
2014 Mira Ball

Featured Keynote Speaker
2016 Craig King
2015 Ouita Michael
2014 Micki King

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