2010 University Awards
Presented to alumni for outstanding service to Transylvania and its programs
Dorothy Steinbeck Smith ’42 created a perpetual gift of music to her alma mater in 2007 when she created the Dorothy J. and Fred K. Smith Endowed Concert Series, which includes the name of her late husband, a 1940 Transylvania graduate. The series brings world-class performers to campus for free concerts. She also created the endowed Sharon Sue Smith Memorial Scholarship, named for the Smiths’ late daughter, which awards scholarships to first-year students, with preference given to music majors or minors. She is a retired music teacher and professional singer, a former violinist with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, and a published composer and poet.
IRVIN E. LUNGER AWARD
Presented for unique and exceptional service to Transylvania
Karen K. Caldwell ’77, a member of the Transylvania Board of Trustees, is a former member of the Alumni Executive Board and past president of the Bluegrass Area Alumni Club. A loyal donor, she has helped secure support for choir performance tours of Europe. She volunteers to write letters to prospective students and speak at the admissions office’s Scholarship Day, she delivered the commencement address in 2005, and she served on the recent presidential search committee. A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, she is a former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky and is currently U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, a lifetime appointment.
Presented to non-alumni who, through friendship and outstanding service, have promoted Transylvania
Richard J. Corman, a member of the Transylvania Board of Trustees, serves on the Executive Committee of the board and has provided invaluable input to Transylvania since joining the board in 2007. His daughter Shawna Ashlee graduated from Transylvania in May, and his daughter April Leigh is a sophomore at Transy. He is founder and owner of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, headquartered in Nicholasville, Ky., and one of the nation’s leading railroad service providers with divisions in 20 states and Canada.
OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD
Presented to an alumnus or alumna who graduated no more than 18 years ago, with a strong record of volunteer service and support of their alma mater
Jennifer A. Moore ’95, a partner in Grossman & Moore, PLLC, in Louisville, was the Kentucky Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2005. After organizing the College Democrats and serving as president during her Transy years, she became the nation’s youngest state party chair when she served the Kentucky Democratic Party in that role from 2007-09. She earned her juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law, which selected her for its first Young Professional Alumni Award in 2008