Ky. (Sep. 17, 2004) -- Ethel Marie
Boulden-Foley, of Maysville, has been named the University
of Kentucky Sanders-Brown
Center on Aging 2004 “Senior Star.”
The award, established in 2002 by the Sanders-Brown
Center on Aging Foundation, honors a senior who exemplifies
aging gracefully while continuing to contribute to
his or her community or family.
Boulden-Foley, who was 90 years old
on Sept. 9, taught in the Maysville City School System
for 41 years. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree
from Kentucky State
College and did graduate work at Morehead
State University and Eastern
Boulden-Foley received her education
during a time when it was uncommon for women, especially
African-American women, to achieve such goals. She
remains an active volunteer in her community and continues
to manage her family tobacco and cattle farm.
Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. appointed
Boulden-Foley to the Board of Regents in 1980 and
she served until 1984. She is active in the Retired
Senior Volunteer Program, Agriculture Stabilization
and Conservation Service, and Methodist Women at her
church, where she plays the piano.
The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Foundation board members and judge executives throughout
Kentucky nominate candidates for the senior star award.
Previous awardees are Thomas D. Clark of Lexington
and Dr. William Becknell of Manchester.