THOROBREDS News: Kentucky State Director of Athletics Receives Prestigious Award from Alma Mater (1125 hits)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 26, 2012) Kentucky State Director of Athletics, Dr. Denisha L. Hendricks, has been selected by her alma mater, Auburn University, as a recipient of the institution's prestigious Young Alumni Achievement Award.
The Young Alumni Achievement Award was created to recognize extraordinary accomplishments by members of the Auburn family who are 40 years of age or under. Sixteen recipients were selected for significant achievement in their professional lives and/or for distinguished community service.
I am honored to receive this award from my alma mater, Hendricks declared. To be recognized with people like Octavia Spencer is truly humbling. Oscar Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is best-known for her role as Minny in the 2011film The Help.
"Auburn graduates are making significant contributions in a variety of occupations all across the globe, and some of the more interesting stories are happening with our young alumni," said Debbie Shaw, vice president for alumni affairs at Auburn University. "It's a great honor to recognize them in this way. Auburn's future is shining a bit brighter due to the impact made by these impressive individuals."
Along with a certificate and special commemoration of the award, Hendricks' will also be recognized in the fall issue of Auburn Magazine, which is sent out to over 45,000 members of the Auburn Alumni Association.
This year's awardees include: Octavia Spencer, Oscar-winning actress; Rebecca Balkcom, a teacher with Auburn City Schools; Jeffrey Brewer, vice president and principal-in-charge of the architecture, civil engineering, municipal engineering and geotechnical divisions of Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood of Birmingham; Jessica Brookshire, founder of Kids Against Ridicule, Meanness and Aggression, or K.A.R.M.A.; Courtney Dow, director of NightLight Atlanta, an organization that fights international commercial sexual exploitation; Denisha Hendricks, director of athletics and assistant professor at Kentucky State University; Mark Spencer, chairman and chief technology officer of Digium, the leading open source telecommunication provider in the world; Katy Law, director of sales for the Americas for Design Hotels in New York; Kyes Stevens, founder and director of the Alabama Prison Arts Education Project at Auburn University; Emily Pauli, director of research and oncology specialists at Clearwater
Cancer Institute; Richard Bell, deputy director of the Afghanistan Assessment Group at International Security and Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul; Brent Fox, assistant professor in Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy; Richard Hall, senior vice president of timberland services for Bank of America in Atlanta; Candace Mangum, a nurse practitioner at Notasulga Health Care Family Practice Clinic; Dee Jones, Alabama State Public Health Veterinarian with the Alabama Department of Public Health and Epidemiology Division; and Steven Brotherton, an attorney with Frogomen, Del Rey, Bersen, and Loewy and leader of the Export Controls Practice Group.