The University of Louisville/Yearlings Club Community Spirit Awards presentation and reception will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 13 at the Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway. 

The awards honor people who show a sustained commitment to improving the quality of life of community citizens and students and whose civic engagement and social responsibility extend beyond their expected service. 

The 2014 Community Spirit Awards will go to: 

  • Lundeana Thomas, theatre arts professor and director of UofL’s African American Theatre Program
  • Yvette Gentry, deputy police chief/patrol services for Louisville Metro Police Department
  • Eddie Woods, chief executive officer of LIFE Hope Center for a Safe Louisville
  • Frederick Stith, civic leader and retired owner of Stith Dry Cleaners. 

The UofL/Yearlings Club discussion series runs monthly during the regular school year at the club. The series seeks to bring university faculty members and residents together to share expertise, discuss issues and forge bonds.

The Yearlings Club, established in 1951, is devoted to promoting civic responsibility, community service and leadership development.

 For more information, contact Clest Lanier at 502-852-3042 or

Judy Hughes
Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.