Student Achievement Recognized

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Ticket prices are $7 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. Group seating is available to organizations for $50 per table of eight persons.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 18, 2005) -- “Making Your Mark” is the theme for the 24th annual Lyman T. Johnson Awards and Recognition Banquet set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the University of Kentucky Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Speaker for the event, which honors the 1949 admission of Lyman T. Johnson as the first African-American graduate student at UK, is BaRhonda Dickerson, from Louisville, a graduating senior who is majoring in Integrated Strategic Communications and also is the 2004-05 president of the UK Black Student Union.

Event coordinator Chester Grundy said the awards ceremony “recognizes student achievement in the areas of leadership, scholarship and service.” Grundy added that celebration is appropriately named for Lyman T. Johnson because “his admission to UK 55 years ago was a legal landmark in the university’s history and marked the end of state-supported segregation in Kentucky institutions of higher education.”

Tickets for the banquet may be purchased at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Center (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) in 124 UK Student Center, and in the Office of African American Student Affairs (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), 557 Patterson Office Tower.

Ticket prices are $7 for students, $10 for faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public. Group seating is available to organizations for $50 per table of eight persons.

For further information about the Lyman T. Johnson Awards and Recognition Banquet, contact Ruth Million, Office of Multicultural Student Programming, (859) 257-5641, or Autumn Jones at (502) 418-3577, or e-mail.


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