Jon Akers, Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies, was awarded $865,683 from the Kentucky Department of Education to continue the operation of the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline in an effort to continue the positive, proactive, schoolwide discipline approach that exists in several schools across the Commonwealth.
Karen Dilka and Karen Janssen, Special Education, were awarded $18,000 from the WHAS Crusade for Children to provide scholarships for graduate students preparing to serve children with disabilities.
Susan Fister, Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing, was awarded $74,883 from the Lexington Fayette County Health Department to provide discounted family planning services at the Bluegrass Community Health Center.
Stephanie McSpirit, Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work, was awarded $38,205 from the Kentucky Division of Water to develop, implement, and evaluate surveys of relevant stakeholders to assist in the development of a State Wetland Conservation Plan.
Ronnie Nolan, Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State Agency Children was awarded $11,000 from the Kentucky Department of Education to develop exemplary transition practices for KECSAC youth in collaboration with selected model sites.
Kristel Smith, Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, and Technology, was awarded $50,000 from the Kentucky Department of Tourism to support the Kentucky Artisan Heritage Trails program in its efforts to improve, promote, and increase cultural heritage tourism in a 51-county Appalachia Kentucky service area.
Beth Thompson, Educational Talent Search Program, was awarded $351,253 from the United States Department of Education to continue the Educational Talent Search Program, a TRIO program that assists participants to enroll in, continue in, and graduate from secondary schools.