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Nominations Being Accepted for Sarah Bennett Holmes Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 8, 2018) Now is the time to submit a nomination for one of your female colleagues, or friends, to one of the University of Kentucky’s most respected annual recognitions, the 2018 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award.

Created by the UK Women’s Forum, the Sarah Bennett Holmes Awards have been among the most esteemed recognitions bestowed at the University of Kentucky, and this year marks its 25th anniversary. The award recognizes two female UK employees, one faculty member and one staff member, for their contributions to issues that affect women at UK and across the Commonwealth.

To make a nomination online, visit the 2018 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Nomination Form.

Nomination forms will be accepted through Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Award winners will receive a prize of $1,000.

All nominees will be recognized during the annual Sarah Bennett Holmes Awards Luncheon Wednesday, March 28, at the Woodford Reserve Club, at Kroger Field. Information about attending the luncheon will be available on the UK Women’s Forum website in February.

Sarah Bennett Holmes was a distinguished former dean of women at the University of Kentucky who tirelessly championed the rights of women throughout her career. Widowed at a young age, Holmes raised four children while completing her own education. She then began a successful career at UK where she inspired young women to persevere in the face of hardship and pursue their career goals. Among her accomplishments, Holmes developed work programs for women during the Depression.

If you have questions about the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award or the luncheon, contact either Laura Mancuso or Evie Russell, the committee co-chairs for this event. You can also follow the Women’s Forum on Facebook or on Twitter @UKWomensForum for information about the award and luncheon. 

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