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WKU honors top volunteers, alumni chapters at annual Summit Awards

WKU recognized its top volunteers, alumni chapters and alumni Thursday night at the annual Summit Awards.

Distinguished Service Medals to recognize the service of the University’s top volunteers were presented to Don Greulich of Louisville, Ekaterina Myakshina of Bowling Green and Sam and Tina Rzepka of Bowling Green.

Brent Ditto of Elizabethtown is the Young Alumnus of the Year and Linda Miller of Louisville is the Alumna of the Year.

The Summit Awards were presented at the Knicely Conference Center at WKU’s South Campus as part of Homecoming activities. (More: A photo gallery from the awards is posted on the WKU Facebook page.)

The Barren County, Central Kentucky, Greater Louisville, Heartland, Music City and Warren County alumni chapters were recognized as Chapters of Distinction for their efforts in organizing alumni events, community service projects, student recruitment and special events.

University-wide volunteer of the year awards were presented to the following:

  • Dr. Charles M. Anderson of Bowling Green, School of Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Rodney Berry of Owensboro, WKU-Owensboro Advisory Council
  • Curtis Boswell of Glasgow, WKU-Glasgow Campus
  • Bowling Green Evening Lions Club, WKU Public Radio
  • Craig Browning of Bowling Green, Hilltopper Athletic Foundation
  • Drew Byers of Bowling Green, Young Alumni Council
  • The Daily News, WKYU-PBS
  • Dr. Dero Downing, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board
  • Don Greulich of Louisville, “A New Century of Spirit” Campaign Cabinet
  • Jerry Hatcher of Bowling Green, Leadership Studies
  • Kate Hinkle of Shelbyville, Center for Gifted Studies Advisory Board
  • LySandra Martin of Bowling Green Society of African-American Alumni Executive Committee
  • Pat Porter Miller of Scottsville, WKU Libraries
  • Connie and George Morgan of Utica, Parents’ Advisory Council
  • Ekaterina Myakshina of Bowling Green, Kentucky Library & Museum
  • Tom Pennington of Bowing Green, College of Health and Human Services Stakeholders Advisory Board
  • Juanita Porter of Falls of Rough, WKU Nursing Advisory Board
  • John Ridley of Bowling Green, President’s Board of Advisors
  • Col. Mickey Riggs of Bowling Green, Alumni W-Club
  • Tonii Rizzo of Louisville, Alumni Association National Board of Directors
  • Jeanne Robinson of Bowling Green, The Center for Gerontology
  • Sam and Tina Rzepka of Bowling Green, College Heights Foundation Board
  • Randy Schumaker of Bowling Green, WKU Foundation Board
  • Dr. Lowell Shank of Bowling Green, Ogden Foundation

For more about the recipients, check out the 2011 Summit Awards program

Contact: Amy Miller, (270) 745-4395

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