Six women leaders will also receive awards
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2016) – Anyone who has an affiliation with Presentation Academy in the past 34 years knows the name Barbara Wine. The ’67 Presentation graduate began her career at the academy in 1982 when she was hired as a full-time math teacher, and now she is celebrating her 13th year as school principal. She will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the 2016 Tower Awards, an annual event presented by Presentation Academy.
The event honors women leaders and highlights their contributions to the school’s students and the local community.
Wine graduated with honors from Spalding University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and later completed a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Louisville. As a highly recognized former student athlete motivated by competition, Wine immersed herself in Presentation athletics. During her 17-year tenure as head volleyball coach, her teams made 11 appearances in the state volleyball tournament. She was named principal in 2004, a position she still holds. Her leadership has made a lasting impact on thousands of students, and her personal approach, contagious laugh, and genuine pride for the school makes her an institution. Just like the tower, Wine is a true icon.
“I am one of the few boys that was fortunate enough to have Mrs. Wine as a teacher, she was my 8th grade math teacher at St. Agnes,” says Presentation parent Steve D. Hiland Jr. “I am so happy and honored that my girls, currently a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior, are in her caring and capable hands now. Congratulations Mrs. Wine, it’s an award that’s well deserved.”
Now in its 21st year, the 2016 Tower Award recipients are listed below in their respective categories:
ARTS & COMMUNICATION
Sharon M. Scott, Founder and President, ARTxFM – 97.1 FM
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY & TRADE
Susan Weiss, Founder, President and CEO, Net Tango, Inc.
Marianne H. Hutti, PhD, WHNP-BC, Professor and Coordinator Women’s Health-Family Nurse Practitioner Dual Major Program, University of Louisville School of Nursing
GOVERNMENT & LAW
Cathy Hinko, Executive Director, Metropolitan Housing Coalition
SCIENCE & HEALTHCARE
Elaine Woerner-Kennedy, M.D. ’71, Family Practice Physician, Family Health Centers
SERVICE & ADVOCACY
Karina Barillas, Executive Director, La Casita Center
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Barbara Flanders Wine, ’67, Principal, Presentation Academy
The 2016 Tower Awards will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Seats may be purchased for $100 each, or $1,000 per table of 10. Tickets are also available for the 2016 Tower Treasures as part of the 2016 Tower Awards, which includes 20 raffle packages and the $10,000 Treasure Trove where the winner receives $10,000 in cash. Tickets are $30-$100 and are available for purchase online. For more information or to purchase seats, contact Martha Brown Stephenson ’84 at (502) 583-5935, Ext. 117 or [email protected].
Funds raised at The Tower Awards event are applied to the school’s tuition assistance program, serving as a catalyst to open the doors for all young women to experience a Presentation Academy education. Since inception, this event has raised over $2 million.
Event sponsors include: Whittenberg Construction Co., SCN family, Kaelin Rybak of Knights Travel, Republic Bank & Trust Co., Shively Sporting Goods, Luckett & Farley, Kindred Healthcare, Stengel Hill Architecture, and Architype Gallery.