Georgetown College is composed of unique and special people. From our student body, to our creative and dedicated faculty, to our hardworking coaches, staff and administrators, our campus community is a fine example of Christians from all walks of life coming together for a common purpose: excellence in Christian higher education.

The Marshall Center for Christian Ministry each year affirms selected members of our campus family for their dedication to Christ and exemplary service in His name. They are people who, as chosen by their peers, live out the humility of servant hood, and the courage and authenticity of faith. nominations are open to all and received from every sector of the campus. AT baccalaureate exercises, these person are presented with a certificate, a stipend and  a huge “thank you” on behalf of us all.

George Walker Redding Faculty Award

George Walker Redding was the pastor, teacher, mentor, guide, and conscience for generations of young Christians. Bible professor at Georgetown College for 30 years, he was the standard for godly instruction for many students in the classroom, in the pulpit, and in his life. A 1927 alumnus, Dr. Redding’s calling to teach the Bible served as the model for faculty at his alma mater and, in retirement, at three other Kentucky Baptist schools.

  • 1997 — Bob Kruschwitz
  • 1998 — Lydia Hoyle
  • 1999 — Daniel Tilford
  • 2000 — Gwen Curry and David Forman
  • 2001 — Joe Lunceford
  • 2002 — John Verburg
  • 2003 — Paul Redditt
  • 2004 — Bart Dickinson
  • 2005 — Roger Ward
  • 2006 — Norman Wirzba
  • 2007 — Jack Birdwhistell
  • 2008 — Rick Kopp
  • 2009 — Sheila Klopfer
  • 2010— Jean Kiernan

Kenneth Claiborne Fendley Staff Award

Kenneth Claiborne Fendley served Baptists as a college administrator, hospital administrator, and bivocational minister in several local churches. For more than 30 years in public relations and fund raising at Georgetown College, this 1949 alumnus epitomized hard work, creative genius and loyalty. In retirement, he and his wife, D. J., worked with the senior adults of Georgetown Baptist Church.

  • 1997 — Jo Griffith
  • 1998 — Bonnie Redditt
  • 1999 — James Lyles
  • 2000 — Winnie Bratcher
  • 2001 — Rebecca Botkin
  • 2002 — Lester Abner
  • 2003 — Betty Barkley
  • 2004 — Robbi Barber
  • 2005 — Bill Cronin
  • 2006 — Garvel Kindrick
  • 2007 — Dorothy Martin
  • 2008 — Ernie Heavin
  • 2009 — Gretchen Lohman
  • 2010 — Bryan Langlands

Norman and Martha Yocum Lytle Award

The Marshall Center acknowledges with gratitude the funding of a Christian Service Award to the graduating senior who, according to peers, has best exemplified a life of Christian service during his or her studies at Georgetown College. The nature of the award to the graduating senior is reflected in the personal commitment of the Lytles.

Norm and Martha Lytle are 1957 Georgetown College graduates who spent a 34-year career as Baptist Missionaries in Israel and Russia. While on campus, they were honored by their classmates with such awards as Belle of the Blue, Homecoming Queen, Who’s Who, and Most Outstanding Male Athlete. Later they were honored by the College with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Both Norman and Martha Lytle also hold degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. They now live in retirement in Louisville and are active in Crescent Hill Baptist Church.

The Lytles have three children, Beth Owen, John Edwin, and Robert Nathan. Their eight grandchildren are Eric, Daniel, Elisabeth, Jonathan, Natalie, Isabell, Noah, and Analese. Norman Lytle’s deceased father, Edwin Guy Lytle, was a 1932 graduate of Georgetown.

  • 1997 — Julie Shadroudi and Rebecca Gander
  • 1998 — Tim Vredenburg and Dawn Austin
  • 1999 — Chad Aklin
  • 2000 — Lindsay Lee
  • 2001 — Susan Gail Reed
  • 2002 — Justin Swaggerty and Kurt Kruschwitz
  • 2003 — Shemeka Gill and Kathleen McKown
  • 2004 — Danny Russell
  • 2005 — Vanessa Lynn Carper
  • 2006 — Jeremy Shoulta
  • 2007 — Ashley Tackett
  • 2008 — Peta Niehaus
  • 2009 — Ashley Clayton
  • 2010 — Samuel David Chinn