Established in 1994, the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award honors a distinguished former dean of women at the University of Kentucky. Sarah Bennett Holmes, who was widowed at a young age, raised four children while completing her own education. She went on to have 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.
The award is granted annually to women working at UK who promote the growth and well-being of other women at the university and across the Commonwealth. Two awards will be presented — one to a faculty member and one to a staff member.
The UK Women’s Forum invites the campus to attend the annual award ceremony and luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, at the Gatton Student Center Ballroom. Cost is $15 per individual, or departments/offices can purchase a table of eight for $120. Please visit the UK Women’s Forum website to register and for information regarding payment. The registration deadline is March 19, 2019.
The 2019 nominees are:
Miriam Kienle, College of Fine Arts
Janet Lumpp, College of Engineering
Katherine McCormick, College of Education
Jenny Minier, Gatton College of Business and Economics
Faith Cracraft, College of Communication and Information
Caroline Francis, Alumni Affairs
Grace Hahn Hester, Student Organizations and Activities
Micaha Hughes, College of Engineering
Patricia Krausman, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Shonta Phelps, Gatton College of Business and Economics
Sue Roberts, International Center
Pat Whitlow, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards