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Georgetown College surpasses fundraising goal with $1.8 million for 2020 Annual Fund fiscal year

Thanks to the alumni and friends who support Georgetown College, the fundraising goal for the Annual Fund of $1,750,000 for FY20 has been met and surpassed. Georgetown finished the fiscal year on June 30 having raised a total of $1,827,122.61 towards the Annual Fund for the fiscal year. “Each year Georgetown College finds itself indebted to our generous alumni and friends who make our championship-level...

Marlin McKay named Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Georgetown College

As a new member of the faculty at Georgetown College, Dr. Marlin McKay brings a unique skill set and a fascinating background to his role as Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music. McKay, a jazz recording artist, is originally from Amarillo, Texas, and studied Education and Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsion–Stevens Point. For McKay, his time achieving his bachelor’s degree...

Georgetown College science faculty tests classroom ventilation in preparation for upcoming fall semester

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the campus community at Georgetown College has pulled together in extraordinary ways, with faculty, staff, coaches and students all using their unique talents to improve the college and finish the semester strong. Now, as the college prepares for the fall, the work continues to ensure a great fall semester on campus. Professor of Biology Dr. Tracy Livingston, Professor...

Georgetown College prepares students to pursue careers in healthcare with close-knit supervision

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the importance of healthcare workers has been on full display. These local heroes have sacrificed their own safety and health while working tirelessly to ensure the comfort and health of so many, including family members and friends. Georgetown College takes great pride in preparing students who wish to pursue careers in healthcare, but that preparation goes beyond simple...

Georgetown College football player using his feet to raise money, combat racial discrimination and hunger

Time and a passion can be a beautiful combination. Georgetown College football player Branden Leff is discovering this. The junior wingback has tallied most of his yards for the Tigers on out routes for five catches and 60 yards. In July he wants to go the distance – hopefully 13.1 miles or more. Leff started a GoFundMe – Run for a Change – and will run a mile for every 80 dollars donated to...

Georgetown College announces selection of Dr. Jason Reeves as next Dean of Education

Georgetown College has announced the selection of Dr. Jason Reeves as its next Dean of Education. Reeves comes to Georgetown with more than 15 years of experience in P-20 education, postsecondary accreditation, and nonprofit organizational management. Most recently, Reeves served as Dean of Educational Studies, CAEP Accreditation Coordinator and tenured professor of education for Union College, which...

After enduring semester of tragedy, Georgetown College grad accepted into medical school at UK

For so many people, this spring has been turbulent, difficult and trying. For recent Georgetown College graduate Stefan Zak, his last semester included more highs and lows than he ever could have imagined. From a frightening diagnosis and family tragedy to the ultimate high of getting accepted into medical school, this semester threw everything at Zak. In March, Zak traveled to Paris, France, during...

Georgetown College moves spring commencement festivities to weekend of July 10-11

When Georgetown College was forced to close the campus to in-person classes in March, the cabinet also announced that the decision regarding canceling commencement would be put off until April 29. By waiting as long as possible to make that decision, the hope was that the situation would improve sufficiently to allow this important milestone and ceremony to occur as planned on May 9. Unfortunately,...

Incoming Georgetown freshman receives prestigious scholarship in ‘magical, unforgettable moment’

The phone call Kristen Howard received informing her that she was a recipient of the Distinguished Scholarship — the most prestigious scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen at Georgetown College — was a magical, unforgettable moment. “After I received the call I remember crying in my bed. They were happy tears, though,” said Howard. “It was just incredible to know that all of my hard work...

Georgetown College offers wide variety of summer courses; first term begins May 11

Georgetown College gives students a host of fascinating course options throughout the academic year to enrich their minds and prepare them for graduate school and a successful career. This is no different when it comes to summer courses offered by Georgetown this year. Georgetown will offer three terms during the summer: May Term (May 11–May 22), Summer 1 Term (May 25–June 29), and Summer 2 Term...

Georgetown College alum Will Runyon helping others find hope in difficult times as hospital chaplain

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has proven difficult for all, but while the disease has proven devastating and incredibly worrying for everyone, it has shined a light on many local heroes who continue to work hard in the fight against this disease. Health care workers, first responders, grocery store workers, and so many other essential employees have worked diligently to be a beacon of hope during...

Georgetown College’s PAEMS gives students unique real-world experience to prepare for careers

Pre-College Academic Experience in Math and Science (PAEMS) is now entering its 30th year at Georgetown College. The program gives high school students unique real-world experience in preparing them for careers in math and the sciences. Participants take part in labs, experiments, and field research while working closely with Georgetown College faculty, as well as their fellow campers. As PAEMS enters...

James Rich, Ky’s longest-serving Fish and Wildlife Commission member, passes away at age 92

Dr. James R. Rich, a retired family medical practitioner and Kentucky’s longest-serving Fish and Wildlife Commission member, has passed away at the age of 92. Nicknamed “Doc,” Rich was widely regarded for his sportsmanship and love of the outdoors. Appointed by eight successive governors, Rich represented the 5th Wildlife District in Northern Kentucky during a 36-year tenure that began in 1976. Dr....

Kentucky’s Tyrese Maxey figures to take on bigger role as junior Nick Richards recovers from injury

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Tyrese Maxey didn’t start Kentucky’s exhibition opener against Georgetown College, but that doesn’t mean much moving forward. As Kentucky inches closer to the season-opener against Michigan State set for Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in the State Farm Champions Classic, Maxey figures to play a bigger role as junior Nick Richards recovers from a foot injury he...

Cats lose Nick Richards to ankle injury, but have little trouble with Georgetown College in exhibition opener

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky had no trouble with Georgetown College in the first of two exhibition games Sunday night. 
Although the Wildcats rolled past the defending NAIA national champions 80-53, the team’s roster dwindled after junior forward Nick Richards suffered a lower leg injury early the second half and didn’t return. Prior to the injury, Richards made all three of his attempts...

Thomas More University athletics program makes official move to NAIA, Mid-South Conference

Thomas More University has made its official move to the NAIA and the Mid-South Conference from NCAA Division III. TMU was a previous member of the NAIA from 1947 to 1990 before joining the NCAA. TMU also joined the Mid-South Conference, an NAIA conference with eight core member institutions in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Georgia. The member institutions include Campbellsville University, Cumberland...

Georgetown College Board of Trustees names William A. Jones as 25th president

After a nationwide search, Georgetown College has announced William A. Jones as its 25th President. Dave Adkisson, Chairman of the Georgetown College Board of Trustees, said, “Will’s unequivocal commitment to Christian higher education, along with his impressive history of fundraising and growing enrollment at institutions like Georgetown, makes him the perfect fit for the College. The Board of...

Bluegrass Tomorrow presents IdeaFestival day for juniors; Astronaut Story Musgrave to speak

Famed NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave, who holds one of his several graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky, returns to Lexington to headline IdeaFestival (IF) Student Day on April 16 for nearly 1,000 Fayette County Public School juniors. Presented by Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium, the program is designed for students to focus on the next step into their...

CBS News ‘On the Road’ correspondent Steve Hartman to speak at Georgetown
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Steve Hartman, a CBS News correspondent who brings viewers moving stories from the extraordinary people he meets in his weekly feature segment “On the Road,” will speak on the campus of Georgetown College on March 29. Steve Hartman (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS) His appearance launches the College’s Scholarship Series, expected to become an annual fundraising event to benefit student scholarships....

Peaks Mill Elementary teacher Angie Beavin earns prestigious $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Fifth-grade teacher Angie Beavin knows how to meet the needs of her students at Peaks Mill Elementary in Frankfort, and it all starts with reading. As the saying goes, reading is fundamental, but in the contemporary classroom you could add that data helps get the job done. Beavin is an enthusiastic proponent of the Public Education and Business Coalition’s “Thinking Strategies” method,...