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The LaRue County Board of Education has announced the 2009 inductees to be named as LaRue County Distinguished Alumni.
Four outstanding graduates will be recognized Oct. 2 at a luncheon in their honor at the LaRue County Extension Office. Distinguished Alumni for 2009 are Britt Brockman, A. Glenn Catlett, Mary Tim Cravens Griffith and Brent Wright.
Brockman graduated from LaRue County High School in 1977 and earned degrees from University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is the managing partner of the John-Kenyon American Eye Institute and is a partner in the Novamed Ambulatory Surgery Center. He has been named one of the most influential health care leaders in the region by Business First of Louisville for 2007 and 2008. Brockman serves on numerous boards including the Jewish Federation of Louisville, Kentucky Health Care Policy Board and the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.
Catlett graduated from LaRue County High School, Elizabethtown Community College, Transylvania University and University of Louisville. After completing a residency in Madisonville and serving as the Emergency Room Director in a West Virginia hospital, Catlett joined the Hodgenville Clinic. He has been an active community leader, serving as a little league coach, Sunday school teacher, community volunteer, and generous supporter of a variety of community projects and programs. He has served on the board of directors of Magnolia Bank since 1991. Catlett was named a 2007 Distinguished Alumni of ECTC.
Griffith graduated from LCHS in 1977 and University of Kentucky in 1981. She works in the Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program out of the Green River District Health Department. She has served on the Western Kentucky District Dietetic Association Board of Directors and also the Kentucky Dietetic Association Board of Directors. Currently she is active in the Tri-State Association of Diabetes Educators and is the Professional Development Chair. She has been recognized for her humanitarian work including the Food Management Journal Humanitarian Service Award and the Mayor’s Award for Excellence for her work in creating Owensboro Harvest, a program to feed the homeless. She has served as president of the Owensboro Junior Woman’s Club, been a Girl Scout leader, board member of the Owensboro Museum of Science and History and a 17-year member of the Daviess County School Board.
Wright is a 1988 graduate of LaRue County High School, a graduate of University of Kentucky and a 1998 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He received numerous awards including the Joel Elkes Physician in the Arts Award and Phi Delta Epsilon National Service Award. He was a member of the first graduating class of the residency program in Glasgow (University of Louisville/Glasgow Family Medicine Residency Program), serving two years as chief resident and currently serves as program director, and is an assistant professor of family and geriatric medicine at the U of L School of Medicine, medical director for the T.J. Samson Family Medicine Center in Glasgow and 2008 president of Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians.
He helped start an international medical rotation in Belize in association with T.J. Sampson hospital. He serves as a board member of Community Medical Care, Inc., a program providing services to low-income adults and is active in a variety of community activities as well including Rotary and church activities.
Educators, friends and family who are interested in attending the awards luncheon may contact Sam Sanders at the LaRue County Board of Education.
Nomination forms for the 2010 LaRue County Distinguished Alumni awards are available at the LaRue County Board of Education and the district’s Web page.