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EKU Honors Sheltowee Award

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The EKU Honors Program Sheltowee Award recognizes friends of EKU Honors who have made significant contributions to the program.  The name of the award comes from Daniel Boone's Shawnee name "Sheltowee" or "Big Turtle" and represents the spirit of those who are pathfinders for EKU Honors, much as Daniel Boone was as he traveled across the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky.  Each spring, we recognize individuals with a plaque and a "Sheltowee/Big Turtle" statuette, symbolizing the thanks and admiration of the EKU Honors Program community.


Spring 2017 Recipients:

Professor Kathy Splinter-Watkins,
Associate Professor of Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy

Dr. Theresa Botts,
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ms. Amanda McCracken,
Scholarships Coordinator


Spring 2016 Recipients:

Dr. Ron Messerich,
Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Kevin Jones,
EKU Reference Librarian and Library Liaison for EKU Honors 


Spring 2015 Recipients:

Ms. Trenia Napier,
Research Coordinator, Noel Studio
Dr. Lisa Kay,
Associate Professor of Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Paula Kopacz,
Professor of English
Dr. Helen Bennett,
Professor of English (presented in 2016)


Spring 2014 Recipients:

Dr. Frank Williams, 
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Dr. Gene Kleppinger,  
Manager of EKU Online Learning, Instructor in Philosophy and Religion, & Instructor in EKU Honors
Mrs. Kenna Middleton, 
Director of University Housing

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