Peggy Krug of Louisville, Ky., received the Alumna of the Year Award to honor the exceptional amount of time she has spent advancing WKU in her home community. A 1978 alumna and Lifetime Member of the WKU Alumni Association, Krug has served as Treasurer of the Greater Louisville Alumni Chapter and a member of the WKU Alumni Association Board of Directors, where she has chaired the Alumni Achievement Task Force and overseen the Hall of Distinguished Alumni selection process.
M A K I N G A D I F F E R A N C E
THEN AND NOW
Sherry Feldpausch fondly remembers when she first discovered KET.
She was a young girl at Stanley Elementary in Owensboro. Her teacher, taking a break from the day’s regular activities, wheeled a television into the classroom, tuning it to KET.
Sherry and her classmates delighted in what they saw: fun, educational programs that explored science and math and opened their eyes to the wonders of Kentucky and the world around them.
“It was such a treat when we got to watch KET,” Sherry recalled. “It was the best part of the school day.” Today, she says she still gets the same joy when she tunes in to KET.
“If you want to know and hear about Kentucky—and to really know what’s going on in your state—there’s no better way to find out about it than from KET,” said Sherry, a trust administrator with The Glenview Trust Company in Louisville. “There’s so much great programming that we love to watch.”
The daughter of Western Kentucky farmers, Sherry said her family’s keen interest in public service rubbed off on her at a young age.
So it’s fitting that Sherry says she’s drawn to KET’s public affairs programming, particularly Renee Shaw’s legislative and election coverage through programs such as Kentucky Tonight and Legislative Update.
“Renee gives you the local perspective for Kentucky,” Sherry says. “And she does such a great job, giving you both parties’ perspectives in a straightforward way—it’s not vitriolic at all.”
When Sunday comes around, she again looks forward to KET, where she can catch up on her favorite Masterpiece programs, such as Victoria and Poldark. Her parents and sister Peggy are likewise fans of the programs—and they’ve made a tradition of grabbing their phones and exchanging texts while they watch the dramas unfold, commenting on the various plot twists.
“We love good stories—and the Masterpiece programs are all so well done,” Sherry says. “The costuming is terrific. The dialogue is great. And the characters just draw you in.” In the past, if she missed a Masterpiece program, she would simply wait until it aired again later in the week. But not anymore, thanks to KET Passport. With this member benefit that gives supporters expanded online access to thousands of PBS programs, she can watch programs she missed on her own schedule.
“It’s been so liberating to have KET Passport,” Sherry adds. “It’s changed the way we watch, and it’s allowed us to revisit the shows we love, such as Downton Abbey.”
Sherry said her passion for KET ultimately prompted her to take a larger role with the statewide public television station. Nearly a decade ago, she began serving on KET’s Greater Louisville Regional Fund Board, eventually becoming the board’s chair for three years and spearheading numerous fundraising events for the station, including the annual Spirits, Sparkles and Spurs event.
“I think it’s important to find things that are interesting to you and worthy of your time,” Sherry says. “I enjoy KET and knew that funding was crucial and necessary. So being a part of that and helping out in any way I could was important to me.”
COMMITTEE OF THE YEAR
Walter C. Koczot, Chair
The Investment Committee, chaired by Walter C. Koczot of the Glenview Trust Company, is responsible for overseeing the LBA’s investment account within guidelines established by the Board of Directors. Because of the committee’s diligence, the LBA has solid financial reserves.
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Members on The move
The University of Louisville Law Alumni Council presented Tawana Edwards, co-CEO and chief fiduciary officer at The Glenview Trust Company, the Lawrence Grauman Award. The award honors a lifetime record of leadership and service to the
profession and community. Edwards received her J.D. at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and was honored as an Outstanding Law Alumnae in 1999. Edwards has more than 35 years of experience and expertise in all aspects of fiduciary law, including personal trusts, estate planning and trust and estate administration. Today, she is the co-chief executive officer, chief fiduciary officer and a member of the board of directors of The Glenview Trust Company. She is secretary of the corporation and has served as such since its inception in 2001.
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July 19, 2017
Scott was selected to be one of the 60 professionals that will be in the Leadership Louisville Class of 2018. His incredible journey is about to begin! The Leadership Class is a diverse group that will spend the next 10 months meeting decision makers and examining the issues that matter most to Louisville. The biggest advantage comes in the form of developing lifelong friendships and social resources, as they increase their influence to change and innovate the way we do business in Louisville.
You may have recently read or heard through local media reports that Glenview Trust has an option to purchase land near our current location on which we hope to build our future home. We want to let our Glenview family, including our clients know that we are in the very preliminary stages of the process, and if zoning changes and construction schedules go as planned, we anticipate the project being completed and our new offices opening sometime in 2021.