Tuesday, April 15, 2014

College seeks award nominations for improving women's lives or for women role models, leaders or innovators

Midway College has created two Spotlight Awards 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.

The awards will be presented at a dinner Thursday, June 5, before the college's annual Reunion Weekend. The ceremony is a time for the college to honor those who have helped it, by giving them the Pinkerton Vision Award or the Midway College Legacy Award.

The College is seeking nominations from the community for the Pinkerton Vision Award. Download form here. This award honors the legacy of Dr. L.L. Pinkerton, whose vision led to the establishment of the Kentucky Female Orphan School in 1847 as the first formal education for orphaned girls on the site that is now Midway College. Criteria for include: (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 for women and young ladies, or (c) a woman who has displayed great leadership, innovative thinking and influence in her chosen career. The recipient must be a Kentucky native, resident or organization located in Kentucky.

A committee of college representatives will select the award recipient. The June 5 events will strat with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and awards at 7 p.m. in the Piper Dining Hall inside the McManis Student Center.

The college says all proceeds from the dinner will go to support its ongoing academic programming and student scholarships. To make a nomination, purchase tickets, become a sponsor of the event or find out more about the awards dinner, visit www.midway.edu/spotlight or call Scott Fitzpatrick at 846-5300.

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