By Danielle Donham
The University of Kentucky honored two winners for the Otis A. Singletary Outstanding Senior Award, Auburn Mattingly and Ngoc Phan, along with many other students and staff members during the hybrid Lead Blue: Student Organizations Celebration and Award Ceremony on April 28.
The Otis A. Singletary Outstanding Senior Award was established in 1978 as the first award recognizing overall student leadership at UK. The award is named after former University of Kentucky President Otis A. Singletary.
Students nominated for this award have displayed outstanding leadership while attending the University of Kentucky, made significant contributions to academics and are dedicated to service through campus and community involvement.
Auburn Mattingly is a civil engineering major in the College of Engineering from Hustonville, Kentucky. She is currently outreach chair for the Society of Women Engineers’ UK chapter. She has also served as an Engineering Ambassador. Mattingly is a member of the Lewis Honors College Scholars in Engineering and Management pathway, the Scholars in Engineering Leadership Program and has served as an Engineering Living Learning Program peer mentor for the past three years. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and served as vice president in Spring 2019 and Fall 2019.
Ngoc Phan is a computer science major in the College of Engineering from Da Nang, Vietnam. She is a student leader in #IAmAWomanInSTEM, vice president of the Association of Computing Machinery for Women, and an international student leadership team member for the UK International Student Center. Phan was named a College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Scholar and served as a UK International Student Ambassador representing the university in her home country of Vietnam.
The Office of Student Organizations and Activities began the campus tradition of awarding and honoring individual students and student organizations by creating the Lead Blue Awards to recognize the successes and accomplishments of student organizations, advisors and student leaders.
To watch the virtual 2021 ceremony, visit https://fb.watch/5c6JKt-bU2/.