Friday, July 22, 2016

Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award Presentation will be August 9

Please save the date for the 2nd annual Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award presentation on Aug. 9, 4 p.m., Special Collections Research Center Great Hall, Margaret I. King Library. The award recognizing innovative teaching of Kentucky high school history or civics will be presented to Margaret Lynn Brewer, Scott County High School.

David S. Ferriero, the 10th Archivist of the United States, will present the prestigious award to Brewer, who has been teaching for the past 16 years and is currently working on her doctorate in curriculum and instruction at UK.

UK President Eli Capilouto and Provost Tim Tracy will also participate in the award presentation, as well as Bess Clements Abell, Earle Clements' daughter and a member of the UK Libraries National Advisory Board. Bess and her husband, Tyler, made a gift to the National Archives to support the award.

The National Archives and the UK Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center sponsor the award to honor the life and career of Earle Clements and his lifelong commitment to education and public service.

Clements’ long political career began in local service as a county sheriff, clerk and judge. He served in the Kentucky Senate and as governor of Kentucky (1947–1950); and he represented Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, where he became a close colleague to then Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson.  

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