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Distinguished Alumni Awards Announced for 2023

Submitted on September 27, 2023

The Office of Alumni Relations at Georgetown College announces the recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award winners. The awards recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and through service to Georgetown College and the greater community. The awards ceremony is Thursday, October 12 at the James A. & Martha R. Brown Conference Center on the East Campus of Georgetown College during Homecoming Weekend. The 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award winners are:

Dr. Susan Bell ’75, Retired Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of Child Development at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. Dr. Bell was named as Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Georgetown College. She was the 2017 Recipient of the Cawthorne Excellence in Teaching Award at Georgetown College.

Dave Baker ’82, Sports Anchor, Reporter, and Account Executive at WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to covering sports around Central Kentucky for WKYT, Baker calls the action for UK men’s and women’s soccer and women’s softball on the SEC Network Plus. He has been a part of Turner Sports “Team Casts” for The Final Four twice and was inducted into the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2022.

Andrea ‘Andie’ Kash ’93,  President and Owner of the HI-FLOAT Company in Louisville, Kentucky. Kash was elected to Phi Mu Fraternity’s National Council, serving a total of 14 years. She also served as the National President for Phi Mu from 2018 to 2022, leading the sorority through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Alicestyne Turley ’94, David and Rosalee McCullough Research Fellow at Marrietta College in Marrietta, Ohio. Dr. Turley was the Founding Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education at Berea College and the Founding Director of the Georgetown College Underground Railroad Research Institute.

Dontrese Juan ‘Smack’ Brown ’96, Co-founder of BROWNBAYLOR marketing agency in Richmond, Virginia, that promotes social change within local, regional, national, and global communities. Dontrese led the historical movement to rename the Boulevard to Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond and led the vision to make Cristo Rey Richmond High School (CRRHS) a reality for underserved youth in Richmond. As a student at Georgetown, he created the Graphic Design program and was the first student to graduate from the program.

Dr. Jennifer Fairchild ’97, Professor of Communication at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Dr. Fairchild’s dissertation work has been presented at meetings of the National Communication Association and the Southern States Communication Association. Most recently, Dr. Fairchild received the Excellence in the Art of Teaching Award and the Undergraduate Mentor Award.

Susan Douglas ’02, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) in Lexington, Kentucky. Douglas was recently named a member of Kentucky’s Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and is an alum of both 2015 Leadership Kentucky and 2023 Leadership Northern Kentucky.

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