Candace Bramley-Hardesty was selected for the 2018 Judith Milburn Haywood Staff Award and will be recognized at the first annual Gatton Honors Day next month. The Judith Milburn Haywood Staff Award, which was established in 2002, annually recognizes Gatton College staff members for their outstanding work and with nominations coming from their peers in the college.
“It’s an honor to receive this award and truly touching and humbling to be recognized by my peers. I am grateful to work for a college that recognizes and celebrates all their faculty and staff’s hard work. I am privileged to work with an amazing group who not only support the students in Gatton, but also encourage and support their peers," says Candace.
Candace has been with the University of Kentucky since 2010 and also graduated from the University of Kentucky with her Bachelors degree in Hospitality Management. Candace was also announced earlier this year as President of the new National Association of Women MBA's (NAWMBA) academic chapter at the University of Kentucky and is a current MBA student in the Professional MBA program at Gatton.
Judith Lynn Milburn Haywood served as administrative staff officer for the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Her career has spanned the tenure of four of the college’s deans, and her contributions to the college and university have been extensive. Her university service was recognized in 1995 with the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Professional Staff. She became a University Fellow in 1989 by endowing a scholarship honoring her husband, former Gatton College Dean Charles Haywood. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business and management honorary. Haywood has long been an active advocate for the university's and college's staff.