LRC's Kea Middleton a finalist for BPW River City's Rising Flame competition

LRC's Kea Middleton a finalist for BPW River City's Rising Flame competition

Kea Middleton, Brandeis' Law Resource Center's Administrative Assistant, has been named a finalist for the Business and Professional Women of River City's annual Rising Flame competition.

A program to honor the finalists will be held Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bristol on Main Street. Each candidate will deliver a speech during the lunch.

The Rising Flame competition is a professional development opportunity for young adults to show their industry skills, professional background and volunteer activity in the Louisville area.

Middleton was nominated by Brandeis Professor Jamie Abrams, who wrote:

"Kea is a tremendous professional with incredible promise, charisma, and intellect. She has worked as an administrative professional at the law school since August of 2012. She has risen steadily from year to year. She brings together lots of diverse groups of people and personalities and manages all of the tasks and deadlines seamlessly. She doesn’t limit herself to the administrative nature of her job. She is actively engaging in the subject of the law school daily. She is discussing current events thoughtfully with colleagues. She is mentoring and supporting other workers and students. She rose to this position through the Family Scholar House. She raises her son and is a tremendous role model to him. She is a role model and an inspiration to us all. Kea has great dreams and hopes. She has the full weight of so many members of the faculty at the law school behind her in wanting her to achieve those dreams. This program is a tremendous opportunity for her to grow as a leader and community voice."