WKU recognizes top volunteers at Summit Awards
|Author: WKU News|
Date: Friday, October 13th, 2017
Recipients of Distinguished Service Medals are (from left) Julie Harris Hinson, James G. Meyer and Linda S. Miller. (WKU photos by Bryan Lemon)
WKU recognized its top volunteers Thursday night (Oct. 12) at the annual Summit Awards.
Distinguished Service Medals to recognize the service of the University’s top volunteers were presented to Julie Harris Hinson of Prospect, James G. Meyer of Bowling Green and Linda S. Miller of Louisville.
The Summit Awards were presented by Service One Credit Union, and the event was held at the Augenstein Alumni Center as part of Homecoming activities.
University-wide Volunteer of the Year awards were presented to the following:
- James G. Meyer, Alumni W-Club Board of Directors
- Chad W. Davis, Business Executive Advisory Council of the Gordon Ford College of Business
- Bruce Wilkerson, Center for Gerontology Advisory Board
- Jonathan Vaughn,The Center for Gifted Studies
- Cliff Todd, College Heights Foundation
- Linda S. Miller, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board
- Chris Thorn, College of Health and Human Services
- Dr. Andrew Burt, Hilltopper Athletic Foundation
- Christy and Brian Wilson, Mahurin Honors College Parents Advisory Council
- Jeremy Sublett, Ogden College of Science and Engineering Advisory Council
- Bryan Baysinger, WKU Alumni Association Board of Directors
- Kim A. Menke, WKU Foundation Board of Trustees
- Bo Matthews, WKU Glasgow
- Christopher Ware, WKU Public Broadcasting
- Hank Wohltjen, WKU Research Foundation
- Julie Harris Hinson, WKU Sisterhood
- Tom Caudill, WKU Student Publications
- Scottie Ellis, WKU Young Alumni Council
Contact: Summer Bacon, (270) 745-4036
History will be made on Nov. 29 when WKU will get its first chapter of SALUTE, a national honor society for student veterans. Seven charter members will be inducted into SALUTE at 5 p.m. in the Veterans Resource Center, 410 Tate Page Hall.
Three alumni from WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology who work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have been assigned to Puerto Rico to assist in post-hurricane recovery efforts.
On National Philanthropy Day, WKU’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations was rebranded as Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement; Laura Turner Dugas was named the 2017 Philanthropist of the Year; and a gift for diversity initiatives was announced.
WKU’s Forensics Team divided into three groups and traveled to Lebanon, Illinois; Normal, Illinois; and Jefferson City, Tennessee, to compete in six tournaments Nov. 11-12.
Students, faculty, and staff from the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies (CHNGES) and Department of Geography & Geology recently attended national conferences in Arkansas and Washington state.
A bronze statue of longtime WKU supporter and Kentucky State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green was unveiled on WKU’s main campus Monday (Nov. 6) in Jody Richards Hall.
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