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UK Women’s Forum to Recognize 2021 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Winners

headshot of Sarah Bennett Holmes
photo of Sarah Bennett Holmes standing beside her portrait.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 9, 2021) — You are invited to celebrate with the University of Kentucky Women’s Forum to recognize the 2021 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Winners. The award recipients from four categories (Staff, Faculty, Graduate Student, and Team) will be recognized during the event. This is the inaugural year for the Graduate Student and Team categories, which will honor individuals who have exemplified great work in their efforts and contributions to issues that affect women at the University of Kentucky and across the Commonwealth.

The event will be held via Zoom beginning at noon EDT Tuesday, March 23, 2021. If you would like to join this virtual event to celebrate the awardees, please use this link to register:

Sarah Bennett Holmes was a distinguished Dean of Women at the University of Kentucky, who tirelessly championed the rights of women throughout her career. This award recognizes UK employees for their contributions to issues that affect women at the university and across the Commonwealth. For more about this award or to view previous awardees, please visit

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