Gov Service Awards 5-30-18
Benji Hammons, a former UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) member, received the National Service Alumni Award for her volunteer and service contributions at the 23rd Annual Kentucky Governor's Service Awards Wednesday, May 30, at the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda. Hammons, a Laurel County resident who served as an AmeriCorps member at Cold Hill Elementary School from 2014-16, was among 15 individuals and four groups from across the state to be recognized by Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and Executive Cabinet Secretary Scott Brinkman. In addition, former UNITE Service Corps Program Director Eugene Newsome was recognized for his work with the AmeriCorps program from September 2010 through November 2015. Accepting the award for Newsome was Melinda Kincer, current Program Director of the UNITE Service Corps.
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