Academic Adviser Receives Ockerman Award

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The award honors Frances J. Ockerman, a Kentucky native and UK graduate who volunteered her time for 26 years hosting and tutoring international students and editing manuscripts for students and visitors.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2004) -- Melinda Edgerton, an academic adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky, has been awarded the 2004 Frances J. Ockerman International Award by the UK Office of International Affairs for her special efforts to befriend UK’s international students.

The award honors Frances J. Ockerman, a Kentucky native and UK graduate who volunteered her time for 26 years hosting and tutoring international students and editing manuscripts for students and visitors. She became involved in the work when her husband was a graduate student in agriculture at UK and continued the work for many years at Ohio State University where he continues as a faculty member.
The award was presented to Edgerton at the International Talent Night program in Memorial Hall.


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