UofL president given Army public service award




    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville President James Ramsey has been given the U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Public Service in recognition of his contributions to the Kentucky National Guard.

    The framed award consists of a bronze medal and a certificate.

    “His exemplary efforts and patriotism bring great distinction to himself, the Kentucky National Guard and the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, former commander of the Kentucky National Guard, said when he presented the award during the UofL Foundation board meeting Monday.

    Under Ramsey, UofL offers in-state tuition to all Kentucky Guardsmen and their dependents; offers a four-year scholarship annually to a cadet from ChalleNGe Academy, a Kentucky National Guard program to assist at-risk youth; and helps with the Guard’s partnership with the east African Republic of Djibouti.

    “The University of Louisville is committed to helping our military personnel and their families pursue the dream of a college education,” Ramsey said. “I am proud to accept this award on behalf of these brave men and women. UofL’s commitment to them will not waver.”

    For more information, contact Renee Finnegan, executive director of UofL’s Office of Military Initiatives, 502-852-2153.



    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.