University News

Only Woman in U.S. Ever Exonerated from Death Row to Speak at EKU

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The only woman in the United States ever exonerated from Death Row will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, April 8.

Sabrina Butler was a Mississippi teenager who was convicted of murder and child abuse in the death of her nine-month-old son, Walter. She was later exonerated of all wrongdoing.

Estate Gift Establishes Charles and Lillian Ojanen Thomas Scholarship

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Thanks to a $450,000 gift from the estate of Charles Clay Thomas, of Lexington, future generations of Eastern Kentucky University students will be able to achieve their educational dreams.

The estate gift to the EKU Foundation enabled the establishment of the Charles and Lillian Ojanen Thomas Scholarship at the University.