Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, September 12, 2007  
Contact Information:  CPE Contact: Sue Patrick
502-573-1555, ext. 308
Cell: 502-330-6596

KYAE Contact: Janet Hoover
Phone: 502-573-5114 ext. 109

NOTE TO EDITORS: Award recipients are residents of Jefferson County.

             Kentucky Adult Education recently presented four Learning for Life awards at its regional conference in Louisville. Learning for Life Awards include the 110% Award for KYAE program staff, the Student of the Year Award, the GED Achievement Award and the Learning for Life Champion award recognizing Kentucky businesses.

            Kentucky Adult Education received 95 nominations statewide from KYAE local providers. Review teams including members from the Council on Postsecondary Education, KYAE, and other education agencies reviewed submissions and selected recipients in six regions. The winners in region three were recognized at the regional conference in Louisville.

            Julie Ross Scoskie, director of adult education in Jefferson County, received the Learning for Life 110% Award, the highest honor presented by KYAE for meritorious service or achievement.  This award recognizes program directors, instructors, instructor’s aides and clerks in KYAE-funded programs who have served their communities, students and adult education programs in an outstanding manner.

            Corey Mumpfort, of Jefferson County, received the Learning for Life Student of the Year Award. This award is presented to students enrolled in a KYAE-funded program during the 2006-07 fiscal year who have overcome significant obstacles, are making great progress in achieving their educational goals or who have been a role model for their children or other adult education students.

            Anthony Smith, of Jefferson County, received the Learning for Life GED Achievement Award. This award is presented to Kentuckians who earned their GED prior to 1997 and, as a result, have made significant contributions to the community, economy or workforce. Recipients have demonstrated success in their chosen professions or in community service and recognize that earning the GED was the first step in their success. 

            The Louisville Free Public Library was recognized as the Learning for Life Champion in region three. This award recognizes businesses or organizations that have made significant contributions to raising the educational level of Kentucky adults. Recipients have sponsored, funded or coordinated an initiative to support or promote adult education in Kentucky.

            Photos and information about each recipient is available on the KYAE Web site at


Kentucky’s postsecondary and adult education system is improving the economic vitality of the Commonwealth and the lives of Kentuckians. By raising educational attainment to the national average by 2020, Kentucky will attract higher wage and knowledge-based business and industry and the overall quality of life for Kentuckians will improve with higher incomes and levels of employment, better health, less obesity, more volunteerism, and lower crime and public assistance rates.



Last Updated 9/12/2007