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UK Law Professor Inducted Into Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Contact: Kelley Bozeman

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Professor Carolyn Bratt

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"Through her teaching, research and public service activities, she has been a leader in the cause of equality, human rights and diversity.”

-- Chris Frost,
Associate Dean
for Academic Affairs

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August 1 , 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Carolyn S. Bratt, professor in the University of Kentucky College of Law, was among the 14 men and women inducted into the Kentucky Human Rights Commission Hall of Fame on July 29 in Louisville.

Established in 2000, the Hall of Fame honors the inductees based on leadership and achievement in Kentucky’s progress toward equality, human rights and diversity.

This year’s inductees join 38 other members. The commission inducted 22 people in its inaugural year and 16 in 2001. The honor is given every two years.

Bratt said her induction into the Hall of Fame was an incredible honor.

“You don’t do the type of work that I have done all of these years expecting awards and recognitions,” she said. “You do this work out of passion to help those who are traditionally underrepresented.”

“We are delighted that Carolyn has received this recognition,” said Chris Frost, associate dean for academic affairs and the Frost, Brown, Todd Professor of Law in the
UK College of Law. “Her induction into the Civil Rights Hall of Fame reflects her tireless efforts to improve the status of women, gays and lesbians, not only within the university, but also on a state and national level. T
hrough her teaching, research and public service activities, she has been a leader in the cause of equality, human rights and diversity.”

Bratt, who was one of only three women inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, joined the UK College of Law in 1975 as its first female hired as a regular faculty member and rose through the ranks to full professor. She was appointed by UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. as the first chairperson of UK’s Commission on Women. She chaired the UK Senate Council, has been a member of the UK Board of Trustees, and has served as Fellow with the American Council on Education. In addition, Bratt is a recipient of the UK Alumni Association’s Great Teacher Award and the William E. Lyons Award for Outstanding Public Service.

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