Union president honored as first woman to receive Visionary Award

Union College President Dr. Marcia Hawkins will join elite company next Tuesday, becoming only the eighth person to receive the Daniel Boone Visionary Award.

The Boy Scouts of America, Mountain Laurel District, selected Hawkins as its 2018 Visionary Award recipient because of her “strong commitment to young people and for her support and promotion of the values important to Scouting.”

She will formally receive the award at a ceremony next Tuesday.

“She’s really done wonderful things at Union College,” said Mike Sharpe, chairman of the finance committee for the Mountain Laurel District. “She is a great community representative for Barbourville and Knox County. Union College, under her leadership, has been a bright spot for our area.”

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