Lexington Legends, CEO Andy Shea named 2017 recipient of Distinguished Philanthropist Award

The Lexington Legends and president and CEO Andy Shea have been named recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Philanthropist award. Given annually by the Bluegrass Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Distinguished Philanthropist Award is presented to an individual, corporation, or foundation that has made a significant contribution to our community through their acts of kindness...

Pirates make Quinones the first Midway baseball product to be chosen in Major League draft

The 2017 baseball season was full of history for the Midway University baseball team and on Wednesday, that history continued when they had a player taken in the 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft. Senior pitcher Hector Quinones became the first Eagle to hear his name called in the MLB Draft after the Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the 32nd round with the 958th overall pick. “We...

People in the News: KCTCS’s Shreffler named to board; Fitzpatrick joins Blue Grass Community Foundation

Dr. Paul Schreffler, vice chancellor, Economic Development and Workforce Solutions, at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) recently joined the board of directors of the Foundation for Kentucky Industry (FKI). The not-for-profit foundation, which is aligned with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, works to attract, educate, and retain talent for the Commonwealth’s manufacturing...

Midway University trustees vote to accept male students into daytime undergraduate programs

Midway University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously in its May meeting to transition to a fully coeducational institution and begin admitting men into its daytime undergraduate programs. “Today is yet another historic moment in the life of an institution that has always transformed itself to remain relevant,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, President of Midway University. “Our founding mission...

KHSAA, Midway University partner to create Female Student-Athlete of the Year Program

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) announced Monday that Midway University will be the first corporate partner to join the Association’s newly created Girls’ Sports Initiative, which aims to showcase and promote girls’ sports in Kentucky. As part of this new venture, one of the first collaborative corporate partnerships of its kind in the country to specifically target girls’...

Midway names Kennedy athletics director, plans to resurrect tennis, cross country programs

Midway University announced Monday that Rusty Kennedy has joined its staff as athletic director. He comes to Midway with 18 years of experience as a coach, instructor and administrator at the NAIA, NCAA, and NJCAA levels. “During the interview process, Rusty really stood out, not only because of his credentialsand experience, but because of his passion and enthusiasm,” said Dr. John P....

Midway’s Holland honored by Kentucky Academic Advising Association as outstanding faculty adviser

Janice Holland, associate professor in Midway University’s Equine Program, was recently honored by the Kentucky Academic Advising Association as its Outstanding Faculty Advisor for 2015. She was the lone faculty award winner from any public or private institution in Kentucky. The award is given annually and recognizes an individual who exhibits qualities and practices that distinguish them in...

Midway picks former Lourdes University assistant Kenger to head basketball program

John Kenger has been named head basketball coach and interim athletics director at Midway University.   Kenger joins the Eagles’ coaching staff after spending a season as an assistant coach for Lourdes University’s women’s basketball team.   John Kenger is Midway’s new basketball coach and interim athletic’s director (Photo Provided) “I’m excited...

Head soccer coach Smith pulls double duty, will serve as Midway's athletics director

Midway University has announced that head soccer coach Sherrill G. Smith will oversee the school’s athletics department as interim athletics director.   In addition to a long career in K-12 education and coaching, Smith has solid experience in athletic administration. He was Commissioner of the Kentucky All “A” State Soccer Cup Tournament from 1999-2012, has served on the Kentucky...

Midway has new name, but will keep same athletics mascot, school colors, conference

Midway College officially says goodbye to the name it had held since 1978 and becomes Midway University, beginning Wednesday.   The first of many transformations took place Tuesday as the new Midway University sign was installed at the main entrance of the campus.   “Transforming to become Midway University is an exciting step for our institution as we continue to build on the legacy...