Eastern Kentucky University’s Honors Program held a “virtual honors convocation” and announced the recipient of the Jane S. Boyer Distinguished Service Award. Jennifer Perkins, who will serve as a KPA intern at the Corbin Times Tribune this summer and in 2018 served a previous KPA internship at the Corbin News Journal, is not only known in the state for her work but nationally as well. In the top right photo, she’s the fourth person from the right, standing next to KPA General Counsel Jon Fleischaker.
The Jane S. Boyer Distinguished Service Award is given annually to the EKU Honors Scholar whose record of campus and community service best exemplifies the ideals of longtime honors program friend and benefactor Mrs. Jane S. Boyer (1941-2017). Mrs. Boyer was a tireless advocate for the causes of education and the arts. She served many years on the executive board of the Kentucky Opera and of Louisville’s District 15 PTA. She was also a longtime member of the EKU Board of Regents and the EKU Foundation Board. She and her husband Charles Boyer’s gifts to the EKU Honors Program in the early 1990s stand at the base of what has developed into a substantial endowment that continues to make enormous travel and scholarship opportunities available to EKU Honors Program students. Just as the Boyer legacy continues to energize our program, the honors program encourages our students to cultivate a culture of service that reflects Mrs. Boyer’s generosity back toward our campus, community, state, region, nation, and world.
EKU Department of Communication chair Dr. Deborah Givens presented the award to Jennifer Perkins.