NUVO award honors O’Bannon

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NUVO has honored Judy O’Bannon with a Cultural Vision Lifetime Achieve­ment Award.

O’Ban­non, per­haps best known for her role as first lady of Indiana from 1997-2003, is chairwoman of O’Bannon Publishing Co., publisher of the Corydon Democrat and Clarion News.

Much of her life has been dedicated to community engagement, according to NUVO.

A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in social work, she was selected as a Rockefeller Theological Scholar and was the first woman to attend the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Society. In addition, she holds nine honorary degrees.

O’Bannon’s other media involvement includes hosting and producing the WFYI-TV public television series Communities Building Community as well as her TV series, “Judy O’Bannon’s Foreign Exchange.”

Now in its 15th year, NUVO’s Cultural Vision awards were created to celebrate individuals and organizations that bring new perspectives and innovative ideas to Indianapolis.