Medallion for Intellectual Achievement Nomination Call

plaqueThe University of Kentucky Libraries invites the public to submit nominees for the 2012 UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement which recognizes Kentuckians who have attained high intellectual achievement. Nominations for the honor will be accepted through Sept. 28, 2011.

The UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement, one of UK's most prestigious awards, was created in 1990 to recognize an individual or a group who has made a contribution of lasting value to the Commonwealth. The award is also a means to promote education and creative thought. The recipient of the Medallion Laureate is determined by majority vote of the UK Libraries National Advisory Board.


Information about the 2011 recipient, Adalin Wichman can be found on the UK Libraries dean’s blog, Past recipients of the award include Wendell Berry, James Still, Bobbie Ann Mason, Thomas D. Clark, Laman A. Gray Jr., Guy Davenport and George C. Herring. 


Candidates, either a person or group, may be nominated with completion of the application and a nominating statement that describes the intellectual achievement realized in a scientific, artistic, literary, social or humanitarian field; significance of the achievement; and endorsements or verification of the work.


To be eligible, nominees must be a Kentucky native or had more than three years of study, work or residency in Kentucky.


The nomination form is available online at the UK Libraries website at To submit a nomination, complete the form and send it to the Libraries Medallion Selection Committee, 1-85 William T. Young Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0456. For more information, contact Sherree Osborne at or (859) 257-0500 x 2158.

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