Past Recipients | 2018-1927

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Among the recipients have been philanthropist E. O. Robinson, Courier-Journal publisher Barry Bingham, future Nobel laureate William N. Lipscomb Jr., Vice President of the United States Alben W. Barkley - as well as those whose service was almost anonymous. The latter include Patrick Smith, who in retirement built homes for the poor on three continents; Earl Ogata, who devoted years to serving Lexington’s poor, alcoholic, and homeless, led Spanish and Japanese churches, and provides a home to international students through the International Fellowship Program; Elizabeth Rebmann, who, while on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Kentucky National Guard, worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people there; and Joshua Nadzam, who volunteered extensively with the Catholic Action Center, the Kentucky Refugee Ministry, Ronald McDonald House, God’s Pantry, the Hope Center, and headed the campus “Soles for Souls” shoe drive. These individuals gave their time and energy to improve the lives of others.


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