The Danville-Boyle Chamber of Commerce presented Dr. Patrick Noltemeyer ’01 with the Rising Star Award at its 99th annual banquet and awards celebration held on Feb. 3. Noltemeyer is chief planning officer and special assistant to the president for institutional research and special events at Centre College.
The Rising Star Award recognizes career achievements and community involvement by professionals under the age of 40.
“I was very surprised and honored to be recognized by the Chamber with this award,” Noltemeyer says.
His long-standing service to both the Danville and campus communities saw its beginnings during his time as a Centre student.
“Service was a big part of my undergraduate experience, and the joys I experienced working with my fellow students on projects with agencies in Danville and beyond greatly influenced my decision to continue volunteering and seeking out leadership roles as an adult. As a key part of the College’s mission, service is integral to every student’s experience, and it affects how they apply the learning and leadership they gain and develop while here.”
Noltemeyer coordinates a number of campus committees, including the Planning and Priorities Committee, the Campus Master Plan Committee, the Board of Trustees Planning Committee and the College Strategic Planning Committee. His leadership also extends into the Danville community as a graduate of Leadership Boyle County and his positions on the boards of Heart of Kentucky United Way and Wilderness Trace Child Development Center. He is also facilitating workshops on strategic planning for Danville’s Community Arts Center, the Heart of Danville and the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership.
A native of Louisville, Ky., Noltemeyer earned a B.S. degree at Centre with a major in psychology, followed by an M.A. degree in education from the University of Kentucky in 2004. He went on to receive his doctorate in higher education, graduating from the University of Louisville in December 2014. His graduate work focused on higher education administration and student personnel.
After graduating from Centre, Noltemeyer began his career at the University of Kentucky, serving for one year as a residence hall director, followed by a similar role at Georgetown College. He returned to Centre in 2003, first as director of Greek life, and then director of volunteer service and coordinator of the Bonner Program. A promotion in 2008 to associate dean of students and director of community service and the Bonner Program was followed in 2013 with the role of special assistant to the president for institutional research and special events.
“One of the wonderful things about living in Danville and working at Centre College is being surrounded by individuals committed to advancing the common good,” Noltemeyer says. “Working together with friends and colleagues in service to our community makes it that much more enjoyable and creates a greater impact.”
by Cindy Long
February 9, 2018