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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert


Teachers may be nominated and recommended by their individual school districts, fellow educators, or former students. The nomination packets should address the nominee’s impact on students and young people in Kentucky. Page limitations are strictly adhered to by the selection committee.


Frances Kidd Steenbergen

Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010

KYTHF Inductee

A Glasgow native, Steenbergen spent 29 years as a teacher and served five years as president of the Kentuckysteenbergen Education Association.

She has been tireless in her efforts to provide a quality education for the students with whom she has worked, and her leadership within the profession has impacted students beyond Kentucky.

She taught science, spelling, health and home economics (now family and consumer sciences), coached cheerleaders and speech teams, and was adviser for the yearbook and Family Career and Community Leaders of America.

Steenbergen received her bachelor’s degree in home economics from Western Kentucky University in 1973, her master’s in home economics from WKU in 1977 and her Rank I in education from WKU in 1984. She taught at Austin Tracy Middle/High School from 1973-87 and at Barren County High School from 1987-2002.

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