WKU names alumnus, young alumnus of the year

Tessa Duvall

Two WKU graduates will be honored at the upcoming Summit Awards on Thursday.

Brent Ditto of Elizabethtown has been named Young Alumnus of the Year and Linda Miller of Louisville has been named Alumnus of the Year.

Ditto, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business economics in 2002, is a financial consultant with Hilliard Lyons’ Young/Ditto Financial Group in Elizabethtown.

While at WKU, Ditto was involved in Phi Delta Theta fraternity, president of the Economics Club and a Spirit Master for two years.

Ditto went on to earn his master of business administration from the University of Louisville in 2007.

Miller, who graduated from WKU with a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology with a minor in secondary education, has remained active in the WKU community despite living in Louisville.

Miller served as the president of the Greater Louisville Chapter of the WKU Alumni Association and as a member of the National Alumni Board of Directors.

Following graduation, Miller began working with the Jefferson County Public School System, a career that lasted three decades. During that time, she was a teacher, middle school principal, counselor and director of School Programs and Services.

Over the course of her career, Miller has been named Kentucky Educator of the Year, Jefferson County Principle of the Year and the National Counseling Supervisor of the Year.