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UK Honors, Recognition Ceremony Rewards
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Steven Whitson

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Julie Murray

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Aaliyah El-Amin, a junior in the College of Education, is presented the Darrell A. VanMeter Service Award given by the Office of Student Activities to honor students who have a "good Samaritan approach," and are dedicated to serving others in the community.

April 23, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The 2003 University of Kentucky Honors and Recognition Awards Program was held Tuesday, April 22, in the Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Steven Whitson, a senior who majors in history in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Julie Murray, a senior with a topical major in public policy, received the Otis A. Singletary Outstanding Senior Awards. Presented by UK Student Activities Board, these awards honor both a male and female student who excel in and out of the classroom.

During the awards program, over 100 UK students were recognized for their hard work and achievements in the classroom, research laboratory, and life. Awards given at the ceremony included top UK fellowships, undergraduate research awards, community service awards, academic awards, and the Adelstein Award, which is given to outstanding students with a disability.

UK President Lee T. Todd Jr., who presented the prestigious Otis A. Singletary and Charles T. Wethington Jr. Fellowships and Outstanding Senior Awards, told the recipients their academic and leadership abilities placed them among not only the best and brightest students in Kentucky, but also the nation.

“The students recognized at this special ceremony are very deserving of these awards,” Todd said. “As I read through their bios, I was amazed by their accomplishments. UK students are second to no one.”


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