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Farris, Nettie

  • Name(s)
    • Nettie Farris
    • Nettie Elise Farris
  • Date of Birth
    • 1963
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
    • Floyds Knobs, Indiana
  • Education
    • M.A. in English, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1990
    • B.A. in English, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1988
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Faculty Favorite Nomination, University of Louisville, 2018
    • Best of the Net nomination for "I Saw the Frank in Hank and Then I Set Him Free," 2015
    • Faculty Favorite Award, University of Louisville, 2013-2014
    • Pushcart Nomination for "Interlocutor," 2013
    • Kudzu Poetry Prize, 2011
    • Finalist for the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize for "The Juniper Tree," 2007
    • Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville, 2006-2007
    • Faculty Favorite Award, University of Louisville, 2006
  • Employment
    • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
      • Part-time faculty, 1994-present
      • Part-time lecturer, 1991-1992
      • Graduate teaching assistant, 1988-1990
    • Adjunct Faculty, Ivy Tech Community College, 2017-present
    • Adjunct Instructor, Indiana University Southeast, 2005-present
    • Faculty, Axia College of the University of Phoenix, 2006-2018
    • Adjunct Instructor, Spalding University, 1993
    • Graduate teaching assistant, University of Tulsa, 1992
    • Adjunct Instructor, Kentucky State University, 1991
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Poet
    • Editor

Faughn, Dale

Dale Faughn

Photo: Ernie Stamper

  • Name(s)
    • Dale Faughn
  • Date of Birth
    • November 8, 1925
    • Lamasco, Lyon County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Lamasco, Lyon County, Kentucky
    • Fredonia, Caldwell County, Kentucky
    • Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • "Rank I" certification, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 1961
    • M.A., Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 1958
    • B.S. in Agriculture, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 1949
    • Eddyville High School, Lyon County, Kentucky, 1944
  • Life Events
    • Organized the Caldwell County Rhyming Poetry Society, 1985
    • Instrumental in organizing the Western Kentucky Academic Association
    • Established a trust fund for high school seniors planning to become teachers
    • Married Virginia Faughn, 1949; seven children
    • Drafted into the United States Marine Corps and served during World War II
  • Awards and Recognitions, selected
    • George Washington Honor Medal Award for his poem " I Met the Flag at Iwo Jima"
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Teachers Hall of Fame, 2009
    • Named Outstanding Educator by Murray State University College of Education, 2008
    • All-USA Teacher Team Award from USA Today, 2002
    • Inducted into the Baxter Donor Hall of Fame
    • Inducted into the Fenwal Blood Donor Hall of Fame
    • Citizen of the Year Award from Princeton Kiwanis Club
    • Inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame, 1998
    • Named Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Department of Education, 1996
    • Named Kentucky Poet Laureate, 1986
  • Employment
    • Teacher, Caldwell County public high schools, 61 years
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Poet