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‘UK at the Half’: Learn about UK's 2024 Great Teacher Award winners

From left: Award winners Jordan Brower, Bradley Elliott, Mark Fillmore, Kayla Johnson, Eric Thomas Weber and Zada Komara; and UK Alumni Association president Janie McKenzie-Wells and awards committee chair Kelly Sullivan Holland. Carter Skaggs | UK Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 11, 2024) — The University of Kentucky Alumni Association 2024 Great Teacher Award was recently bestowed upon six UK educators. Initiated in 1961, UK’s Great Teacher Award is the longest-running UK award recognizing teaching. To receive the award, educators must first be nominated by a student. The UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Committee, in cooperation with the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa, then makes the final selection.

In this “UK at the Half,” Jill Smith, associate vice president for stakeholder engagement and executive director of the UK Alumni Association, discusses the nomination and selection process for Great Teachers.

“UK at the Half” airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on the radio and is hosted by UK Public Relations and Marketing. To hear the “UK at the Half” interview, click the play button above.

Learn more about UK's 2024 Great Teacher award winners here

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