Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mira Ball to receive award for service to Midway College

Mira Ball
Midway College Life Trustee Mira Ball will receive Midway College's new Legacy Award at the college's inaugural Spotlight Awards on June 5. The Legacy Award honors a person who has impacted the college over a period of many years by giving time, service, support and/or resources.

"We are very pleased to present our first ever Legacy Award to Mira Ball - a woman who gives so much of herself to so many," President John Marsden said in a news release. "She has served on the Midway College Board of Trustees since 1990, was the first woman chair of our board, and. was elected Life Trustee in 2000. More recently, she stepped in to assist the institution as interim chair in 2013 during a transitional period. Mrs. Ball's time, expertise, charitable support and friendship to the college cannot be quantified; they are priceless."

Ball has made contributions to many other organizations in Kentucky are impressive. From 2007-2010, she was the first woman chair of the trustees at the University of Kentucky, her alma mater. In 1991, she became the first woman president of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce. She is the first and only woman ever elected to the Kentucky Utilities Board of Directors. She serves on the Endowment Board of Kentucky Educational Television and is chief financial officer of Ball Homes LLC, which she and her husband Don incorporated in 1959.

The Spotlight Awards will be held Thursday, June 5 at Midway College. The evening will include a sit-down dinner, a keynote address by 1972 Olympic diving gold medalist Micki King award presentations. The other award to be presented during the evening will be the Pinkerton Vision Award, for which nominations are being taken through May 20. For more information about the event, how to nominate someone for the Pinkerton Vision Award or tickets, call 859-846-5300 or visit www.midway.edu/spotlight.

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