Three awarded UofL Presidential Medal


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville lawmaker with a soft spot for the poor, an auto dealership owner with a passion for improving the community and a foundation that improves education for Kentuckians are the three recipients of the 2012 University of Louisville Presidential Medal. Recipients are chosen by university President James Ramsey and are based on contributions to the university and community.

    The recipients of the 2012 medal are:

    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.