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UK Black Student Union to Host 22nd Annual Lyman T. Johnson Awards Banquet

Contact: Brad Duncan

 

This event marks the 53rd anniversary of Lyman T. Johnson's landmark admission into the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1949.

April 9, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The University of Kentucky Black Student Union will host the 22nd annual Lyman T. Johnson Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Four Points Sheraton, 1938 Stanton Way, Lexington.

Themed "The Past is the Prologue to the Future," the banquet will recognize and award noteworthy students who have exemplified outstanding service, leadership and achievement on campus and within the community. This event also marks the 53rd anniversary of Lyman T. Johnson's landmark admission into the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1949. The banquet is dedicated to honoring his legacy as "The Great Forerunner" in the cause of equity in higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. William Turner, interim president of Kentucky State University. Turner, a native of Lynch, Ky., is a UK alumnus and was the founder of the UK Black Student Union.

Tickets, on sale through April 15, are $10 for students, $15 for faculty, and $18 for the general public. Group seating is available until April 11 at $70 for a nine-person table. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Office of African-American Students Affairs at (859) 257-5641 or Rodricka O'Bannon at (859) 258-9122.


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