UofL President James Ramsey to present first Community Spirit Awards


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville President James Ramsey will help honor Louisville residents for their community outreach efforts April 14 during a UofL-Yearlings Club event.

    The first University of Louisville/Yearlings Club Community Spirit Awards presentation and reception will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway. The UofL African American Theater Program also will perform at the free, public event.

    The awards, which honor a sustained commitment to improving the quality of life of community citizens and students, salute volunteers and professionals whose civic engagement and social responsibility extend beyond their expected service.

    The initial Community Spirit Awards will go to:

    —Diane Whitlock, community volunteer and assistant to the UofL vice provost for diversity and international affairs

    —Eboni Neal Cochran, environmental activist

    —Tom Moffett, community and civil rights activist

    —Ruth Bryant, civil rights activist, honored posthumously.

    The new awards program marks the 10th anniversary of the UofL/Yearlings Club discussion series, which 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 cvlani01@louisville.edu

    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.