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Bolin, James Duane

  • Name(s)
    • James Duane Bolin
  • Date of Birth
    • December 12, 1955
    • Clinton, Hickman County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Clinton, Hickman County, Kentucky
    • Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1988
    • M.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1982
    • B.A., Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1978
  • Life Events
    • Served on the Board of Directors for the University of Kentucky Press, 2006
    • Served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Humanities Council, 2000-2005
    • Served on the Membership Committee of the Southern History Association, 1996, 2005
    • Married Evelyn Seaton Bolin, two children
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Finalist for the Kentucky Historical Society's Governor's Award for Bossism and Reform in a Southern City: Lexington, Kentucky, 1880-1940
    • Award of Merit from the Kentucky Historical Award Society and the Historic Confederation of Kentucky for Kentucky Baptists, 1925-2000: A Story of Cooperation
    • Named a Notable History Professor and Writer by Marquis Who's Who
  • Employment
    • Professor of History, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 1996-2018
    • Associate Professor, Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, 1992-1996
    • Assistant Professor, Madisonville Community College, Madisonville, Kentucky, 1988-1992
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Historian
    • Writer

Bond, Gwenda

Gwenda Bond

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  • Name(s)
    • Gwenda Bond
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A. in Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, Vermont, 2008
    • B.A. in Journalism, Eastern Kentucky University, 1999
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s)

Boone, Joy Bale

  • Name(s)
    • Joy Bale Boone
  • Date of Birth
    • October 29, 1912
    • Chicago, Illinois
  • Date of Death
    • October 1, 2002
    • Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • New York City, New York
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky
    • Elkton, Todd County, Kentucky
    • Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Western Kentucky University
    • Roycemore School for Girls
    • Chicago Latin School
  • Life Events
    • Founded the Kentucky literary magazine Approaches, 1964; later named Kentucky Poetry Review
    • Formed the League of Women Voters in Hardin County, Kentucky, 1944
    • Served as President of Friends of Kentucky Libraries
    • Married Dr. Shelby Garnett Bale, 1934; four sons, two daughters; he died in 1972
    • Married George Street Boone, 1975
  • Awards and Recognitions 
    • The Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize established in her honor
    • Friend of Education Award from the Kentucky School Board Association, 1999
    • Poet Laureate of Kentucky, 1997
    • Distinguished Kentuckian Award from Kentucky Education Television (KET), 1974
    • Sullivan Award from the University of Kentucky, 1969
  • Employment
    • Founder and editor for the literary magazine Approaches, 1945-1975
    • Editor for the Contemporary Poetry, 1964 and 1967 collections
    • Book reviewers for the Louisville Courier-Journal, 1945-c.1964
  • Boards and Committees
    • President of the Friends of Kentucky Libraries
    • Served on the Kentucky Educational Television Advisory Board
    • Served on the Kentucky Council on Higher Education (now the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education)
    • Served on the Editorial Board of the University Press of Kentucky
    • Served on the Editorial Board of the Kentucky Humanities Council
    • Chair of the Robert Penn Warren Committee at Western Kentucky University
    • Board member of the Robert Penn Warren Circle at Duke University
    • Director of the Thomas Clark Foundation of the University of Kentucky
    • Director of the Gaines Center for the Humanities at the University of Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Writer
    • Editor

Bowling, Joyce

  • Name(s)
    • Joyce Bowling
    • Joyce E. Bowling
  • Date of Birth
    • 1965
  • Residence(s)
    • Williamsburg area, Whitley County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • EdD in Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky, 2013
    • Rank 1, Educational Leadership, Union College, 2006
    • MS in Elementary Education, Union College, 2004
    • BS in Science/Social Science, Union College, 2002
  • Life Events
    • Memeber of the Iota Sigma Nu and Phi Beta Capa Honor Societies
    • Direct descendant of Chief Redbird
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Educator Who Made A Difference Award, School of Education, University of Kentucky, 2017
    • Appalachian Leaders in Education Apple K-12 Teacher Award from Forward in The Fifth, 2014
    • KEA Outstanding Leadership Award, Kentucky Education Association, 2013
    • Going the Extra Mile Award, Clay County Board of Education, 2013
    • Outstanding Kentuckian Award, 2012
    • Appalachian Leadership Award in Education, 2012
    • Golden Apple Award in Education, Clay County Board of Education
    • Outstanding Educator Award, Clay County Board of Education, 2011
    • Ashland Teacher Achievement Award, 2011, 2012
  • Employment
    • Associate Professor, University of the Cumberlands, 2014-present
    • Teacher, Manchester, Kentucky, 12 years
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Clean eating activist