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Student, Alumna Honored for Impacting Lives

group photo from awards ceremony
Left to right: UK Vice President for Institutional Diversity Dr. Sonja Feist-Price, UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto, UK College of Education student Angelo Lacoude, UK College of Education Interim Dean Dr. Rosetta Sandidge, and Dr. Michael Toland, a faculty member in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology who accepted MiKeiya Morrow’s award on her behalf.

University of Kentucky College of Education student Angelo Lacoude and alumna Mikeiya Morrow recently received Lyman T. Johnson awards. Lacoude, a junior Kinesiology and Health Promotion student, received a Torch Bearer award. Morrow, who graduated in 2017 with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, received a Torch of Excellence award.

The UK Alumni Association Lyman T. Johnson African American Alumni Group honored students and alumni from colleges across the UK campus during the awards ceremony, which was part of the 2018 Lyman T. Johnson Homecoming Celebration.

Alumni nominated for the award have used their faith, hard work and determination to positively affect the lives of people on the UK campus, the city, state or nation. Students nominated have used their academic achievements and abilities to impact the lives of others.

Lacoude is a youth soccer coach and referee at the High Street YMCA. He is a wellness coach at the YMCA North Lexington and a youth leader at Turning Point Church in Lexington. He also has experience leading church youth groups and youth volleyball and soccer camps while living in Florida.

Since completing her Ph.D. two years ago, Morrow has continued to be an advocate for child and youth sexual assault victims. She is heavily invested in research on the primary prevention of child sexual abuse among African American children and the development of culturally sensitive prevention initiatives.  She conducts professional development workshops in community-based centers.

The UK Office for Institutional Diversity, UK Provost’s Office and the UK Alumni Association, along with a number of colleges and campus units, partnered on the awards program.