BARBOURVILLE – Operation UNITE was honored by Union College for its “civic responsibility” to the citizens of southern and eastern Kentucky – and the nation as a whole – during its Spring Convocation ceremony on Thursday, January 23. Union College President Dr. Marcia Hawkins presented the award. Accepting the award on behalf of UNITE was Dale Morton, communications director.
Text of award:
“Union College hereby honors and celebrates Operation UNITE in recognition of more than a decade of service to the citizens of southern and eastern Kentucky who are affected by the region’s sweeping prescription drug epidemic of its ability to harness the energy of our youth to promote awareness of substance abuse; of its tireless commitment to empower citizens through education, treatment and law enforcement initiatives; of its dedication to unite people throughout the nation in the quest for solutions that benefit society as a whole; and for demonstrating the highest level of civic responsibility, an essential facet of the Union College liberal education.”