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Rebecca Rose of Morgantown honored with O. Leonard Press award for volunteer work


Rebecca Rose of Morgantown honored with O. Leonard Press award for volunteer work

For Release: 11/06/23 11:04 AM

Rebecca Rose, of Morgantown, was recently honored by the Friends of KET with the O. Leonard Press Award. Established in honor of KET’s founder, the award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary volunteer service and demonstrated commitment to KET’s educational mission.

A retired teacher and guidance counselor for Butler County High School, Rose joined the Friends of KET Board in 2015 and has been a dedicated supporter, serving in multiple leadership roles with the organization, including president, and championing KET’s educational programs and services in her community.

“Rebecca is dedicated to lifelong learning and is a tremendous advocate for education,” said Julie Schmidt, KET’s senior director of external affairs and a liason to the Friends of KET. “She has been instrumental in helping KET connect the region with educational resources such as Let’s Learn Kentucky, promoting programs and documentaries, and serving as a link to the region that includes Butler, Edmonson, Grayson and Ohio counties. She is a wonderful champion for KET and her community, and we’re inspired by her service and commitment to improving the lives of others.”

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