UofL awards recognize community service efforts


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville faculty, staff, students and a community partner were honored Tuesday for playing significant roles in bringing university resources to the community.

    The honorees were among about 150 people celebrating the university’s first Community Engagement Outreach Recognition program. UofL President James Ramsey, Provost Shirley Willihnganz and other community and university officials acknowledged the work of the honorees, including:

    John Drees is a 35-year veteran in the Office of Communications and Marketing. As vice president, communications and marketing, he works closely with the president, provost and other senior administrators, oversees the Office of Communications and Marketing, including media relations, marketing and brand, broadcast, social media, internal communication, crisis communication, visitor services and special events and activities. A former sports editor for the Voice Newspapers, he was a regular contributor to a variety of publications, including the Kentucky Sports Report and the Courier-Journal. A poor but enthusiastic golfer, he is an avid Cardinal sports fan. He also loves the Detroit Lions, so pity him.