2017 Teachers Who Made a Difference

Click the photo above to see a slideshow of the 2017 honorees!

Program Overview

Nominations are now open! This year’s Teachers Who Made a Difference awards brunch will take place Saturday, April 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field. Nominate a teacher by March 31 via our contact form.

Why do we do this? Teachers are exceptional people! They stimulate our minds, encourage and challenge us, support us, and inspire us to become who we want to be!

Honorees can be teachers, professors, principals or other educational professionals. They do not have to be graduates of the University of Kentucky or residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

There is no specific selection process for the program. We simply want to recognize educators who made a positive impact on the lives of their students. However, the number of honorees to be recognized is limited, so organizers ask that nominators limit recognition to one educator per year.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the program.


If you have questions about the Teachers Who Made a Difference program, please contact Jeannine Schaefer in the UK College of Education Office of Advancement at (859) 257-4014.

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