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2013-14 UK Alumni Association Board of Directors


Michelle Bishop Allen, Versailles, graduated from UK in 2006 majoring in accounting and finance. She received her M.B.A. from UK in May 2010. She has worked for Ashland Inc. for the last six years where she has had roles in Internal Audit, Supply Chain Planning and now is an associate brand manager for Valvoline Global Brands. At UK she was a member of the Student Government Association where she served as a senator at large, and president of Alpha Lambda Delta honor society.

Jeffrey L. Ashley, Louisville, graduated from UK in 1989, earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism and in 1997 from Webster University earning a master’s degree in marketing. He is president and senior consultant of Ashley|Rountree & Associates, a consulting firm he founded that focuses on philanthropy and a nonprofit leadership business. He is past president of the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club. He is a member of the Trinity High School Foundation Board and a member of the Rotary Club of Louisville.

George L. Atkins Jr., Hopkinsville and Columbus, Ga., graduated in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and in 1986 from Yale University’s Executive Leadership Program. He attended UK on a full fouryear basketball scholarship. Atkins served as mayor of Hopkinsville, auditor of public accounts and Kentucky secretary of finance. He was also a senior vice president at Humana for 10 years. In 1991 Atkins founded Health Reform Strategies, a health care consulting firm. He was a charter member and president of the HopkinsvilleChristian County UK Alumni Club and a member of the President’s Club and KFund. Atkins is active in his local community, including as a member of the Columbus Rotary Club.

Lisa Greenwell Atkinson, Lexington, graduated from UK in 1992 majoring in communications and from the University of Louisville in 1994 with a master’s in education. At UK, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Atkinson is the di-

rector of alumni programs and marketing in the UK College of Engineering and previously worked in the UK Alumni Association and Office of Development. She is a current board member and past president of both the Fayette County UK Alumni Club and the Lexington Dream Factory. Atkinson is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Lexington and is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Lexington.

Price Atkinson, Easley, S.C., earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in December 1997. He was a three-year varsity letter winner on the UK men’s swimming and diving team (1994-97) and a staff writer for the Kentucky Kernel. He has worked in public relations at various levels (UK Sports Information, U.S. Naval Academy Athletic Media Relations, Congressman Bob Inglis, America’s Health Insurance Plans) and is director of communications and development with the Energy & Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University. Atkinson has served on the UKAA Board of Directors since 2009. In 2008, he founded and started the Upstate S.C. UK Alumni Club, serving as club president for three years.

William “Bill” Bacon, Flemingsburg, attended undergraduate school at UK from 1975-1978, and was accepted into the UK College of Medicine, graduating in 1982 and completing a family practice residency in 1985. He has spent 28 years of practice in Flemingsburg, and his solo practice has grown into a three physician and one midlevel provider. Bacon is a member of the Medical Alumni Association and an associate volunteer faculty member of the UK College of Medicine and UK College of Health Sciences. He is still in full time practice and an active member of the Medical Staff at Fleming County Hospital, as well as an active member of the local Board of Health.

Trudy Webb Banta, Indianapolis, Ind., received a bachelor’s degree in education in 1963 and a master’s degree in counseling in 1965 from UK. Her doctorate in educational psychology is from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Banta is a professor of education and senior advisor to the chancel-

lor at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. She is the author or editor of 18 published volumes and over 300 articles and reports, and she has received nine national awards for her work. She is a 2005 UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni recipient.

Ted Bates, Lexington, received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture in 1952, having previously been a student at Louisville Male High School. He has been the owner of the Bates Farm in Lexington and was also named Farm Manager of the Year by the Kentucky oroughbred Farm Manager’s Club in 1993. Bates developed and managed BKY Farm before starting Bates Farm in 1986. He is also a former general manager of Fasig-Tipton Co. in Kentucky. In addition, he has managed Wimbledon Farm, Pine Grove Farm and was a member of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees for two terms.

Richard A. Bean, Louisville, graduated from the Gatton College of Business and Economics in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in business. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Junior Inter-Fraternity Council. Bean retired from a 35-year banking career with Liberty National Bank and BB&T. He also served in the U.S. Army with duty in Germany and Vietnam. Bean is active in the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club and was a previous president. He also serves on a number of Home Builders Association boards. He is a member of, and has been chairman of, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Directors.

Brian R. Bergman, Georgetown, received bachelor’s degrees in mining engineering in 1985 and civil engineering in 1986 from UK. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was on the UK Student Government Association. Bergman spent 10 years in the Washington, D.C., area and worked for two commercial building contractors.

Now in Kentucky, he is the vice president of a national construction firm and active in several construction associations. Bergman has been a member of the UK Alumni Association for 26 years and has also been active in local UK Alumni Clubs. He was president of the Washington, D.C., club in the early ’90s and is now leading a startup club in Georgetown and serving on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Heath F. Bowling, Paducah, graduated from UK in 1996. He is a certified financial planner and advisor for Edward Jones Investments in Paducah. He is past president of the McCracken County UK Alumni Club and is actively involved in student recruitment activities through the club. Bowling is also involved in the community, currently serving on the advisory board for the Salvation Army and the St. Nicholas Free Clinic.

Willis K. Bright Jr., Indianapolis, Ind., is director of youth programs at Lilly Endowment in Indianapolis. He works with local, state and na-

tional organizations that are building youth development opportunities. Previously Bright was manager of issues and research in Honeywell’s Corporate and Community Responsibility Department and has been a board member for the Association of Black Foundation Executives and Indiana Blacks in Philanthropy. He also serves on the UK College of Social Work Advisory Council and has been inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame. He is active in community service, including the Beautillion Militaire Committee for the 100 Black Men. Jeffrey J. Brock, Harlan, received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from UK in 1984. He was a member of the football team for two years. Following graduation from UK, Brock attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, aerward returning to Harlan to practice law for 18 years. He has been serving as the Harlan District Court Judge, and he is active in many civic organizations, including the Rotary Club, Lion’s Club, and the Harlan County 4-H and Extensions Councils. Brock is the past president and vice president of the Cumberland Valley East UK Alumni Club.


Michael Brown, Atlanta, Ga., attended the University of Kentucky from 1968 through 1972 graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was a member of Keys and Lances honor societies and was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau social fraternity, where he served as secretary in the 1970-71 school year. In 1972, Brown moved to Atlanta, where he has been in banking and financial consulting for 40 years, currently working at PNC Bank in commercial lending. Over the years he has served in various positions in the Greater Atlanta UK Alumni Club, including two terms as its president. Brown has also been a high school football official in Georgia for over 35 years.

Mark W. Browning, Charleston, W.Va., received a bachelor’s degree in political science with high distinction from UK in 1980 and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the UK College of Law in 1984 and is a member of Shuman McCuskey & Slicer PLLC. Browning is on the Administrative Board of

Christ Church United Methodist. Previously he served as president of the Kanawha County Bar Association. He is also a member of and attends annually the meetings of the eodore Roosevelt Association and the Winston Churchill Center. Recently, Browning was chosen as West Virginia’s state representative to the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society. He also was elected as an at-large delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

James B. “Jim” Bryant, Birmingham, Ala., received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UK in 1967. He has worked for Price Waterhouse in Nashville, Tenn., and Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp. in Louisville. He owned Barnett & Bryant, a management consulting and executive search firm. Bryant is a UK Fellow and previously served on the UK Alumni Association’s Board of Directors from 1991-1993, 1995-1999, 2001-02 and 2005-2011. In 1996 he was appointed to the Gatton College of Business & Economics Board of Visitors Advisory Group. In 1998 he received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.

Michael A. Burleson, Lexington, graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and was treasurer of the Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity. His practice as a pharmacist from 1974 to 2004 includes five years working for two community chain pharmacies, five years working for two community hospitals, and 20 years as a co-owner of an independent pharmacy in Henderson. Since 2004, Burleson has been the executive director of the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy. In addition to serving as president of the Henderson County UK Alumni Club, he has also been on various committees within the UK College of Pharmacy. Burleson is currently the president of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Emmett “Buzz” Burnam, Lexington, received a bachelor’s degree in business education and a master’s degree in 1974 in educational psychology and counseling from the University of Kentucky. He is the director of diversity undergraduate student recruit-

ment at UK and is the former president of the Lyman T. Johnson UK Alumni Constituent Group. Burnam was awarded the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and the YMCA Black Achiever’s 2008 Adult Achiever of the Year Award. e Lyman T. Johnson UK Alumni Constituent Group has attracted over 5,000 black alumni to return to the UK campus during Homecoming weekends for its annual Awards Banquet.

Rebecca “Becky” Frazier Caudill, Winchester, earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in elementary education from the College of Education in ’72 and ’76, with a Rank I in ’78. Aer teaching in Clark County for 33 years, she retired in 2004 but has been working part-time as an instructional resource teacher since then. Caudill served as director of the Clark County UK Alumni Club from 1988 to 2004, and then as president of the club between 2004 - 2006. She helped to raise scholarship funds and recruit the brightest students in Clark County to attend the University of Kentucky, assisted with the club’s golf tournament and volunteered at the alumni booth during Winchester’s Pioneer Festival. Caudill has also served as a volunteer with Hospice.

Michael A. Christian, Ashland, graduated from UK with a bachelor’s degree in zoology in 1976 and a doctorate from the UK College of Dentistry in 1980. He has practiced dentistry for 30 years, and is a past president of the Eastern Kentucky Dental Society. He is on the board of the Kentucky Dental Association. Christian has served the Greater Ashland UK Alumni Club as president, vice president, treasurer, and served multiple terms on its board. On the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, he was chairman of several committees including Nominating for Board of Directors. Christian received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2005.

Judith G. Clabes, Paris, received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from the College of Arts and Sciences at UK in 1967. She has a master’s degree in public administration from Indiana State University. She is editor/publisher of KyForward.com, an online news site. Clabes works with Campus Compact and the

UK School of Journalism on various initiatives. With the E.W. Scripps Company for 36 years, she was the first woman editor in Scripps. She is in the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame and the UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Coleman Cox, Whitefish, Mont., graduated in 1969 from the College of Arts & Sciences aer studying interior design and art education. She was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega. Cox was an interior designer in Lexington, wrote art curricula for the Bourbon County Schools Outdoor Environmental Lab, owned Intraspace Interior Design in Alexandria, Va., and directed an aer school art education program with the Continuing Education Department of Fairfax County Public Schools. In Saint Paul, Minn., Cox worked as a NWA flight attendant and flight attendant instructor. She and her husband now own Good Medicine Lodge, a bed and breakfast, in Whitefish.

John R. Crockett II, Louisville, graduated with distinction in 1949 with a degree in political science from the College of Arts and Sciences. He was president of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, president of the Student Government Association, a member of Keys, Lances and Omicron Delta Kappa, and on the UK basketball team. Crockett had a 40-year career in the banking industry in Louisville, where he was active in many community and civic organizations. From 1974 to 1978 he served on the UK Board of Trustees. Crockett, along with others, formed the original Louisville-Jefferson County UK Alumni Club, where he served as the president, and he received the All American Award for contributions to his community and university in 1986.

Jo Hern Curris, Lexington, a Harlan County native, obtained her undergraduate and law degrees in 1963 and 1975, respectively, and a master’s in taxation from Emory University in 1981. A member of the Kentucky, Iowa and

South Carolina Bar Associations, Curris authored multiple papers and an 800-page Elderlaw book before retiring. She is an alumni member of the UK Board of Trustees, serving as a committee member of Finance, chairwoman of University Relations and prior member of the Presidential Search Committee and Student Affairs, where her actions resulted in the initiation of the UK Veterans Resource Center. She is the former first lady of Murray State, Northern Iowa and Clemson universities and a former trustee at Alice Lloyd College. Bruce E. Danhauer, Morganfield, received his bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the UK College of Agriculture in 1977. He was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity and the UK Horticulture Club. Danhauer started Danhauer Garden Center in Morganfield and is president of Danhauer Inc., a florist, gi shop, garden center and greenhouse operation. He has been a member of the UK College of AG/HES Alumni Association since 1977. Danhauer is a past president of the Greater Henderson UK Alumni Club and was an atlarge member of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors in 1998. He is also a past president of the Kentucky Florist Association, Morganfield Chamber of Commerce, and the Union County Planning and Zoning Commission. Bruce K. Davis, Lexington, graduated from the College of Law in 1971 aer receiving his undergraduate degree from Transylvania University and two years of service in the U.S. Army. His professional work


life includes serving 24 years, from 1983 to 2007, as executive director of the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA). Davis has also served as a volunteer on the KBA Board of Governors and as KBA president in 2010-11. He is active in his local community, serving on the boards of Hospice of the Bluegrass and God’s Pantry Food Bank, as well as currently volunteering on the Lexington Salvation Army Advisory Board. He is a member of the Franklin County UK Alumni Club and previously served as club president.

Scott E. Davis, Ft. omas, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Gatton College of Business and Economics in 1973, an M.B.A. in finance from Xavier University in 1978, and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He is a partner with B2B CFO, and has over 30 years of financial management experience, serving as an executive vice president, chief financial officer and controller for companies in manufacturing, distribution, service and retail industries. He is a member of the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club and served as president and treasurer. Davis received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2008. He is also a past president of the Lions Club of Ft. omas.

Ruth Cecelia Day, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1985 from the Gatton College of Business & Economics and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi. She joined Peat Marwick, now KPMG, as a staff accountant, and in 1987 she became licensed as a CPA. Day later worked at Ligon Nationwide Inc., which later became part of Landstar System Inc. headquartered in Jacksonville. She is now vice president of administrative services, managing an organization of 400 employees. Day helped start the Jacksonville UK Alumni Club and was its first president for three years. She serves on the Von Allmen School of Accountancy Advisory Board and was a 2012 Gatton College Hall of Fame inductee.

Marianne Smith Edge, Owensboro, received a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the School of Human Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture in 1977 and a master’s in public health nutrition at Western Kentucky University. She is the senior vice president, nu-

trition and food safety communications, of the International Food Information Council in Washington, D.C., and previously owned MSE & Associates LLC. Edge was president of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics in 2003-04. She was president of the Owensboro/Daviess County UK Alumni Club in 1986 and 1987, received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 1994 and was on the UK Board of Trustees (2000-06). Katie Eiserman, Lexington, graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the College of Education. She is an associate director of development in UK Athletics and works with the K Fund.

Larry M. Elliott, Lexington, graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1971 and has been a career-long active member of several dental societies, associations, and organizations. He has been active in the Chamber of Commerce, scouting, coaching recreational league sports, the First Presbyterian Church and an advisory director to Central Bank. As a member of the Fayette County UK Alumni Club, he served on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors for the terms ending in 1978, 1981,

2011, and currently 2014, representing Dentistry and District V. He is also a member of the Wildcat Society. Aer 40 years of dental practice, Elliott retired in 2011 and enjoys spending time with his family.

Abra Akers Endsley, Richmond, received a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1998 and a master’s degree in communication in 2001 from UK. Endsley is senior development manager for Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass. She is a graduate of Leadership Lexington, Leadership Central Kentucky and the Penn State Developing Managerial Effectiveness Executive Program. Endsley has been a member of the Business and Education Network Steering Committee, the Manchester Center Board of Directors, Commerce Lexington Ambassadors, Bluegrass Junior Women’s Club and served as the vice chairwoman and chairwoman of the Leadership Lexington Youth Program.

Franklin H. Farris Jr., Louisville, graduated from the Gatton College of Business and Economics in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has been a CPA at Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP since 2010. He previously worked for what is now KPMG LLP in its Louisville office, retiring as the managing partner of that office in 2009. At UK, Farris was president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity. He is a member of the advisory board of UK’s School of Accountancy and a board member and treasurer of Christian Care Communities Inc. He was also on the board of the Greater Louisville Fund for the Arts, among others.

Dr. Paul Fenwick, Louisville, earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the College of Agriculture in 1952, aer having graduated from St. Augustine High School in Lebanon. He also received a D.V.M. degree from Auburn University in 1956. He owned Fenwick Animal Clinic, a successful animal clinic in Louisville, for many years before retiring. Fenwick

was also the official vet with the Rock Creek Saddlebred Horse Show, as well as other shows. He served for several years on the Advisory Committee for the Department of Veterinary Science in the College of Agriculture. In 1994, Fenwick received the College of Agriculture Distinguished Alumni Award.

William G. Francis, Prestonsburg, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1968 and then received a law degree from the College of Law in 1973. He is an attorney at Francis Kendrick and Francis in Prestonsburg and is a member of the Big Sandy UK Alumni Club. Francis received the 2012 Milner Award, the most prestigious Governor’s Award in the Arts given by the Kentucky Arts Council. He has served on the boards of South Arts, the Kentucky Arts Council, the Kentucky Humanities Council, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the Kentucky Education Foundation, Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education and Alice Lloyd College, among others.

William P. “Pete” Friedrich, Shelbyville, graduated in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the College of Engineering and also received an M.B.A. in 1974 from the University of Louisville. He retired from BellSouth Corp. aer 26 years in marketing, internal systems and data center management. Friedrich also retired from Electronic Data Systems in 2006 as senior director-business relations. Previously, he was in the Greater Birmingham UK Alumni Club from the mid-1980s, holding the positions of president, president-elect and treasurer. He also served as treasurer of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2004-05 and received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2008.

Linda Lyon Frye, Lock Haven, Pa., earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the UK College of Arts & Sciences in 1960. Frye worked for seven years at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and for 11 years as the office manager

for her husband, a general surgeon in Somerset. She helped found the Lake Cumberland UK Alumni Club, serving as treasurer for nine years and as president for one year. Frye has been on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors for seven terms, serving on the Communications, Board Nominating, and the 2008 Strategic Planning Committees, among others. In 2008, she received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.

Danny J. “Dan” Gipson, Villa Hills, graduated in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the College of Engineering. He earned an M.B.A. in management from Marshall University in 1975. In 2003 he retired aer 34 years with Ashland Inc. Gipson was active for 20 years with the Greater Ashland UK Alumni Club, serving three terms as president. Since 1999, he has been a member of the board of the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club. He joined the UK Alumni Association board in 1982 and received its Distinguished Service Award in 1989. Gipson has also been a member of the UK Development Council. He served on the board and as president of Tri-State Fair and Regatta, and was co-chairman of the Summer Motion festival in Ashland for 10 years.


Brenda B. Gosney, Butler, recently retired as chief executive officer of HealthSouth Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital in Edgewood. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from UK and a master’s degree in higher and adult education. Gosney was on the faculty at UK for five years in the College of Health Sciences. She currently serves as the president of the UK Alumni Association and has chaired several committees. Gosney also serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club and is a past president. She is a 2010 recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. Gosney recently served on the Board of Directors of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Cammie DeShields Grant, Winchester, received an associate degree in human services technology in 1977, and a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology in 1979 from the College of Education. She earned 5th year certification in elementary ed-

ucation K-8. Grant was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. During her 31-year career in education in Clark County, Ky., and Coweta County, Ga., she worked as a speech-language pathologist, middle school language arts teacher, and special education resource specialist. She served three terms on the Site Based Decision Making Council at Clark Middle School, and was on the District Certified Appeals Panel. She also served as president of the Clark County UK Alumni Club.

Jack Guthrie, Louisville, received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the College of Communication and Information (CI) in 1963. He was editor of e Kentucky Kernel and a member of Sigma Chi. Guthrie is the founder of Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations. He served a six-year term on the UK Board of Trustees from 1996-02 and has been president of the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club. Guthrie has served eight years as president of the UK School of Journalism and Telecommunications Alumni Association, chairman of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, and established a scholarship for the editor of e Kentucky Kernel. He received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from CI and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement for Public Relations Award from the School of Journalism and Telecommunications.

Ann Brand Haney, Nancy, graduated in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in education from the College of Arts and Sciences. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Haney is the community relations specialist at the Pulaski County Public Library and serves as director of the library’s foundation. She is also on the board of the Imagination Library. A founding member of the Lake Cumberland UK Alumni Club, she was club president and served on its board since its inception. Haney is a 1996 recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. She also served on the UK Board of Trustees as an Alumni Trustee from 2004-10.

Teresa “Lynn” Harrelson, Louisville, graduated in 1973, earning a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. She has been employed in various state, regional and national upper-management capacities by HealthCare of Louisville, Christian Care Communities, Healthcare Prescriptions, D&R Pharmacy, Homecare and Hospital Management, Vencor, Humana and Omnicare. Harrelson has served in

leadership positions in local and state pharmacy organizations, including president of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association. She also currently serves as development director for the Kentucky Renaissance Pharmacy Museum. Harrelson has received numerous awards, including the Kentucky recipient of the international 1990 Bowl of Hygeia Award.

Tom Harris, Lexington, earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations in 1985 and also received his professional accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America. He is the vice president of University Relations at UK and the responsibilities of this group include Public Relations and Marketing, Corporate Partnerships, Government Relations, WUKY Public Radio, Alumni Affairs, Community Engagement, the president’s communications and university issues management. Harris currently serves as chairman of the YMCA of Central Kentucky and serves on the boards of the Downtown Lexington Corporation, Commerce Lexington, Public Relations Society of America oroughbred Chapter, Downtown Development Authority and as a trustee of Second Presbyterian Church.

Wallace Herndon Jr., Franklin, graduated from UK in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He completed graduate work in industrial relations at West Virginia University. While attending UK, Herndon was treasurer of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and a member of the marching band. He has been chairman of the Lewis Memorial Home Board of Directors, and a partner and human resources consultant with Leadership Strategies Group in Bowling Green. He served as president of the Logan-Simpson UK Alumni Club and was a member of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1991-1996. He has served as president of the Simpson County Literacy Council and vice-president of the Barren River Regional Advisory Committee for Vocational Education.

Kelly Sullivan Holland, Lexington, a native of Danville, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1993 and a master’s degree in kinesiology and health promotion in 1998. For 10 years, she has been employed by Merck & Co. Inc., where she has been awarded the prestigious Vice President’s Club distinction. Currently, she serves as a lead executive customer representative. She was an Otis Singletary Senior Award recipient, Phi Beta Kappa and Home-

coming Queen. Holland is the first alumna to be honored with both the Joseph T. Burch Young Alumni Award (2004) and the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award (2010). Holland was inducted into the UK Greek Alumni Hall of Fame in 2005.

Lu Ann Holmes, Park Hills, received a bachelor’s degree in interior design in 1979 from UK and an M.B.A. in 1986 from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a senior business development manager at Haworth. Holmes serves on the UK College of Design Interior Design Alumni Advisory Board, was named a 2010 Friend of the College of Design. She is a university Fellow, and is on the board of the NKY/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club. She was with the Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2002 and is with ASID, IIDA and AIA professional design organizations.

Derrick Hord, Lexington, earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications in 1983 and was a member of the UK basketball team, receiving

MVP honors in 1982 and one of the program’s all-time leading scorers with 1,220 points, ranking him 38th on the list of the program’s alltime leading scorers. He was draed by the Cleveland Cavaliers before going playing one year of professional basketball in Japan. Hord was a candidate for Kentucky State Senate in 2003 and has served on numerous civic boards including the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky State Parks Foundation and YMCA of Central Kentucky among others. Hord spent 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry, winning top honors, and is now a physician recruiter for Baptist Health Lexington. He also does preand post-games radio for the UK Wildcats basketball ESPN affiliate.

Patricia Kunz Howard, Lexington, earned her associate degree in nursing from Salem College, and a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in nursing from UK. She is the operations manager for emergency services at the UK Chandler Hospital and EMS training coordinator for Lexington Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Howard was the 34th president of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), serving on its board from 2000-2006 and as a trustee and chairwoman of the ENA Foundation. She is chairwoman for the ENA Fu-

ture of Nursing workgroup and is a member of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee.

Antoine S. Huffman, Towson, Md., received his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications in 2005, and currently is in the medical field as a manger of national corporate sales. Huffman was a three year starter for the Wildcats football team, and held the NCAA pass breakup record at UK. He was a member of the UK Athletic Association Board of Directors. He served three years as the SAAC president and two years as chairman for UK Athletics Outreach Committee. In 2005 Huffman became the first African American to be crowned UK Homecoming King. He is active in the community including Habitat for Humanity.

Ann Nelson Hurst, Louisville, graduated from UK in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Gatton College of Business & Economics and she was president of


Kappa Alpha eta sorority in 1979. She is the director of development at St. Mary’s Center. Hurst was the first president and charter member of the Jefferson County (now Greater Louisville) UK Young Alumni Committee in 1985, and has also served as president of the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club. Hurst has served the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors for 24 years. She has been active with St. Margaret Mary Church, the Fundraising Executives of Metro Louisville, the Middletown Chamber of Commerce and Kappa Alpha eta alumni.

Jake Ingram, Lexington, is a junior mechanical engineering major from Nicholasville and will serve this year as the student body vice president. He has been involved with Student Government since freshman year in different roles. During freshman year, he was a member of the Leadership Development Program and was elected as a freshman senator, serving on the Appropriations and Revenue Committee. As a sophomore, Ingram was re-elected as a senator-at-large and served on the Committee on Committees. He is also involved across campus as a tour guide for the Visitors Center, the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and the American Institute of Aerospace and Aeronautics.

Lee A. Jackson, Lexington, graduated in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He is now retired aer spending 31 years in state government where he served as president of the Kentucky Association of State Employees, AFT-Kentucky and vice president of the Kentucky State AFL-CIO. Jackson now spends his time volunteering in his church, the Lexington community and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He is the president of the Lyman T. Johnson UK Alumni Constituency Group and also serves as financial secretary for the Dr. Roy P. and Juanita Betz Peterson Arts and Education Fund Inc. Jackson is vice chairman of EvergreenBrucetown Inc. and is the coordinator of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast.

Jim Jacobus, Danville, obtained a bachelor’s degree in 1978 and a master’s degree in 1980 from the UK College of Agriculture. He was an instructor at Garrard County High School from 19781983, later working for the electric utility industry, being named Inter-County’s sev-

enth president/CEO in 1999. Jacobus is currently serving on several boards, including the Boyle County Industrial Foundation, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center as vice-chairman, Regional Advisory Committee for Bluegrass Community and Technical College – Danville Campus, and the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Foundation Board. In January, he was recognized by the Danville/Boyle Chamber of Commerce as the Business Person of the Year.

Jeremy L. Jarvi, Louisville, graduated from UK in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in integrated strategic communications. He is the director of investments at Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce. Jarvi served as president of the Greater Louisville UK Young Alumni Board in 2009 and 2010 and was nominated to serve on the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Board. He started the Annual Away Football Bus Trip, which is headed into its fih year. He is very involved in the various aspects of the Louisville community, including serving as president and co-founder of the Team Shaan Foundation.

Patricia Wykstra Johnson, Wilkesboro, N.C., received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1968 and a master’s degree in counseling psychology in 1970. She was a high school counselor and later director of student services for the Durham County Schools in North Carolina. Johnson also was a counselor and an assistant principal in the New Hanover County Schools, and earned a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. She also served as dean of students at Southwestern Community College in Sylva, as well as a counselor in the Wilkes County Schools until retiring in 2002. On the UK Alumni Association board, she has served on the Scholarship/Great Teacher Awards Committee and is currently on the Board Nominations Committee. Dennis “Jim” Keenan, South Williamson, is a 1990 graduate of the UK Gatton College of Business & Economics, holding a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in economics. He received his law degree from the UK College of Law in 1993. At UK, he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. During his summers at UK, Keenan worked as a law clerk for the Mendenhall Ministries assisting low-income residents with legal problems in Mississippi. He has been a

partner in the law firm of Hinkle & Keenan PSC with offices in Pike and Martin Counties. Keenan has also served as volunteer corporate counsel for Stone Heritage Inc., a nonprofit community revitalization organization. He has served the Big Sandy UK Alumni Club as its president (two years) and treasurer (four years).

Shelia M. Key, Pineville, received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from UK in 1991 and was a member of Lamda Kappa Sigma. She was employed by Pineville Community Hospital for 14 years and by Taylor’s Discount Pharmacy for three years. Key currently works part time for Walgreen’s. She is secretary of the Cumberland Valley East UK Alumni Club and has been a member of its board of directors, as well as club president. A member of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, Key has served on several committees, including the Great Teacher/Scholarship and Club Development committees. She is also a founding member of UK Women in Philanthropy.

Stan Key, Lexington, earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1972. He also earned a master’s degree in education from Murray State University in 1977. He is the director of UK Alumni Affairs and serves as executive director and secretary of the UK Alumni Association. Key has been employed with the association for 23 years, and was named the director in 1998. He played basketball at UK from 1968-1972 and was cocaptain of Coach Adolph Rupp’s final team. Sandra Kay Kinney, Doylestown, Pa., graduated from UK in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. Kinney has been an independent consultant working with banks and mortgage lenders on regulatory issues and industry trends. She has held senior positions in government, trade associations and government relations firms in Washington, D.C. From 2000 to 2002, Kinney served as president of the Nation’s Capital Region UK Alumni Club. On the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, Kinney served on the Strategic Planning Committee, as vicechairwoman of the Scholarship/Great Teacher Awards Committee, and the Nominating Committee.

Benjamin “Turner” LaMaster Jr., Alabaster, Ala., received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1973. He was a member of Phi Delta eta fraternity, where he served as vice president. He is currently a senior business process analyst for Southern Natural Gas Company in Birmingham, Ala. LaMaster is a charter member of the Greater Birmingham UK Alumni Club, having served in all of the club’s offices, including president, for two years. He has been on the board of directors of the Birmingham club for over 25 years and is currently serving on the board of directors as past president. LaMaster was presented the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2011. He is active in many Birmingham area community and civic affairs.

Dr. Clifford J. Lowdenback, Lexington, received a bachelor’s degree in biology from UK in 1999 and a doctor of dental medicine degree from the UK College of Dentistry in 2003. He received his master’s degree in orthodontics in 2005 in Ohio, and returned

to Kentucky to work in the practice of White, Greer and Maggard. He is a member of the UK Alumni Association, UK College of Dentistry Alumni Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, president of the UK College of Dentistry Alumni Association and the past-president of the Blue Grass Dental Society. Barbara “Mikki” Martin, Virginia Beach, Va., received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the UK College of Arts & Sciences in 1999. For 10 years, she has worked in the marketing department of MacArthur Center, a large regional mall of the Taubman Company. Previously Martin was employed by Spherion in Chesapeake, Va. She founded the Hampton Roads, Virginia Club in 2003 and was president-elect of the club during 2003-04 and president from 2004-05 and 2006-08. Martin heads the club’s community service project, Clean the Bay Day, each year and has been a team captain for three of the past five years. In 2004, she was a recipient of the Joseph T. Burch Young Alumni Award.

Diane Massie, Chicago, Ill., graduated in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/advertising from the College of Communication and Information and later earned an M.B.A. at the University of Louisville. She was histo-


rian of the Delta Gamma sorority and worked for the Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agriculture. Massie has more than 20 years of experience in integrated marketing positions with companies such as Calumet Photographic, Cars.com, United Airlines and CCH. She has served the UK Alumni Association and the Chicago UK Alumni Club for more than 15 years. Massie also serves on the Advisory Board of the College of Communication and Information.

James “Dan” McCain, Nashville, Tenn., is a 1981 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a senior financial analyst at Nissan North America, previously working as controller for a group of companies in Nashville. McCain has been active with the Greater Nashville UK Alumni Club for over 20 years, on the board as president and as treasurer. He initiated and spearheaded the campaign to have the UK collegiate license plate offered by Tennessee. McCain has also served on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors as chairman of the Membership Committee and a member of various other committees. He was a recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2010.

Michelle Knapke McDonald, Carlisle, received a bachelor’s degree in home economics in 1984 and a master’s degree in education in 1992 from UK. Aer 12 years of teaching human environmental sciences, she was elected property valuation administrator of Nicholas County in 1998. McDonald is a university Fellow, UKAN delegate and a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron. She has served as treasurer, vice president, and past president of the UK Ag/HES Alumni Association. McDonald is also president of the Nicholas County Historical Society.

Peggy S. Meszaros, Blacksburg, Va., received a master’s degree from the UK College of Education in 1972 and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland in 1977. She is the William E. Lavery Professor of Human Development and director of the Research Center for Information Technology Impacts on Children, Youth, and Families at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State College. From 1985 – 93, Meszaros was the dean of the

UK College of Human Environmental Sciences, and she also served on the UK Athletics Association Board. She is a member of the UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Meszaros is the current chairwoman of the Nominating for Board of Directors Committee on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Herbert A. Miller Jr., Lexington, graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1972 and from the College of Law in 1976. He has been president of Columbia Gas of Kentucky since 2006. Previously, Miller was vice president and general counsel for American Water Co. for Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. He has also been a partner at Stoll Keenon Ogden law firm between 1993-98 and a senior vice president and general counsel at Bank One Kentucky (First Security Bank) between 1977-93. Miller is on the College of Education Board of Advocates and is active in Lexington community service, including the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Commerce Lexington and the Triangle Foundation.

Larry S. Miller, Owensboro, received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky in 1973 and 1976, respectively. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and on Coach Adolph Rupp’s last basketball team. Miller has worked for the Owensboro Community and Technical College for the past 24 years as dean of Student Affairs, and currently, as vice president of Institutional Advancement. He is a UK Fellow, and has served as past president of the OwensboroDaviess County UK Alumni Club. Miller is currently serving as past president of the Owensboro Lions Club and is a former chairman of the Daviess County Public Library Board of Trustees.

Robert E. Miller, Winchester, attended the University of Kentucky and has served on the UK Alumni Association board since 1993. His career included radio journalism, U.S. Jaycees national staff, Kentucky’s Rural Electric Association and vice president of East Kentucky Power Cooperative. He also

served as consultant to the national brand Touchstone Energy. Miller was president of the Clark County UK Alumni Club, Winchester Chamber and United Way of Clark County. In 2001, he received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.

Matthew C. Minner, Lexington, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1993 while on academic and ROTC scholarships. He was leader of the Student Development Council and vice president of Sigma Chi. In 1996, Minner graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and was awarded a federal judicial clerkship with U.S. District Judge Honorable C. Lynwood Smith. Minner is the managing partner of Hare Wynn Newell and Newton’s Kentucky office. Now living in Lexington, he previously served on the board of directors and as president of the Greater Birmingham UK Alumni Club. Minner is also the co-founder and president of Cure KY Kids, a nonprofit organization raising funds for childhood cancer research and services in Kentucky.

Dr. William H. Mitchell, Lexington, received his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and graduated from the UK College of Medicine in 1970. He is the medical director for UK HealthCare and is the president of the UK Medical Alumni Association. Mitchell is board certified in general surgery and has practiced in Richmond for more than 20 years. He has been chief of staff at the Pattie A. Clay Hospital and has served on the KMA Board of Trustees for 11 years. Mitchell has also served as chief medical officer for CHA-Health and CHA-Humana for 12 years, and he is a surgical consultant to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

Sherry Remington Moak, Louisville, graduated with high distinction in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and became a certified public accountant in 1983. She has held management positions at Ernst & Young, Humana, HCA and Vencor. Moak now maintains her own consulting practice. She served two terms as president of the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club

and is a past president of the Jefferson County UK Young Alumni Club. Moak previously served two terms as a member of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is a past president of the Junior League of Louisville, and serves on the Youth Leadership and Youth Ministry Resource Teams at Middletown Christian Church. Moak is also in her 13th year as a Cub Scout leader. Terry B. Mobley, Lexington, is a 1965 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in history. He was a three year starter for Coach Adolph Rupp’s teams from 1962-65. He has recently retired from UK where he served for 33 years as director of Development and chief Development officer, interim Athletics director, vice president for Development and vice president for Institutional Advancement responsible for the UK Alumni Association, Development Office, Public Relations, Government Relations and WUKY radio station. Under his supervision, the $1 billion capital campaign was planned, implemented and successfully completed. Mobley has served on many local boards, and has been a member of the UK Alumni Association board since 1977.

Susan Perkins Mountjoy, Louisville, graduated in 1972, earning a bachelor’s degree

from the UK College of Education. She was also a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She earned an M.B.A. in education from the University of Louisville in 1976. Mountjoy is employed by Dismas Charities Inc. Previously, she taught on the middle school and elementary level in the Fayette County Public Schools and in Jefferson County Public Schools. Mountjoy has been an active member of the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club, where she has served in all of the local club’s offices. Mountjoy has served on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1987-93, 1995-2001 and 2010-2012, and has chaired the Membership and Scholarship/Great Teacher Award Committees.

Susan Van Buren Mustian, Hebron, received a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1984 from UK. She was president of the Student Activities Board, as well as vice president of her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. She also led the Student Alumni Association. She has served as president-elect of the Northern KY/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club and also as vice president and secretary. Mustian helped developed alumni clubs in South Bend, Ind., and Hong Kong, and served as PTA president for three schools. She is a member of the Southwest Ohio JDRF Board of Directors.


Hannah Miner Myers, Madisonville, is an adjunct professor for Murray State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in middle school education in 1994 from UK. She was a member Delta Delta Delta sorority and was pledge educator and social chairwoman. Myers is active with her local Hopkins County UK Alumni Club and helped cochair its “5k Bleed Blue” race. Locally, she has enjoyed serving on the Economic Development board, Community Foundation board, past chairwoman of the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism board and co-chair for the YMCA grant to fight childhood obesity. Myers is a representative on the Madisonville City Council. She is a fitness instructor, spinning instructor, body pump instructor and marathon runner.

Will Nash, Hazard, earned a degree in political science and economics from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2006. He was an Otis Singletary Senior Award recipient, Homecoming King, president of Sigma Chi, and held roles in the Student Government Association. Nash joined Teach For America (TFA), a nonprofit recruiting top talent into the teaching profession in low-income areas and moved to Baton Rouge, La., to teach middle school math. He then joined TFA’s staff as a campus recruiter and then staff recruiter in Texas, laying the groundwork for ex-

pansion into Kentucky. In 2011, TFA launched its Appalachia region and named Nash the founding executive director.

John C. Nichols II, Oro Valley, Ariz., graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Gatton College of Business and Economics. His graduate education includes Rutgers University School of Banking and Indiana University Executive Management School. In Louisville, Nichols pursued business careers with Citizens Fidelity Bank and CONNA Corp. He is also the former chairman of the board of Methodist Evangelical Hospital in Louisville. Interested in civic affairs, Nichols is an ardent supporter of the Oro Valley Public Library.

Dr. George Ochs, Louisville, attended the University of Kentucky from 1967 through 1970 majoring in chemistry and biology, then entered the UK College of Dentistry and graduated with a doctor of dental medicine degree in

1974. As an undergraduate, he was a member of Keys, Lances and Alpha Epsilon Delta honor societies, as well as Sigma Chi social fraternity. Ochs has practiced dentistry for over 30 years and is a member of the American Dental Association. He has also been a small investor in a oroughbred horse racing syndicate since 1999. Ochs, who served the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club in various capacities, was a recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2007.

Kimberly Parks, Chicago, Ill., is a 2001 graduate, having majored in accounting and management. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) and president and owner of KP Partners LLC, a professional services firm that provides accounting, finance and other services to individuals and companies. Parks served as president of the Chicagoland UK Alumni Club from 2007-09 and was appointed to the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2008 where she currently serves as vice chairwoman of the Membership Committee. She is also president-elect of the Cotter Boys and Girls Club of Chicago and has served on its board of directors since 2004.

Sandy Bugie Patterson, Fort omas, graduated in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the College of Arts and Sciences. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta and eta Sigma Pi honorary. Patterson is president of the Robert W. Bugie Sales Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio. She served as president of the Northern Kentucky UK Alumni Club in 1992, and she received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 1997. Patterson was appointed to a six-year term on the UK Board of Trustees in 2006. In 2009, she received the Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Business Leader of the Year award.

Quintissa Sherri Peake, Lexington, graduated from UK in 2004, earning a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications. She works for the Kentucky Blood Center and participates in sickle cell and blood donation advocacy efforts. Peake is active in the Fayette County UK Alumni Club and has assisted with the Golf Outing and Hometown Hero events. She is

president of the Fayette County UK Young Alumni Group. Peake is active with the Lyman T. Johnson African-American Constituent Group, helping with its annual awards banquet. She has been involved in student recruitment efforts with the LTJ Group and the Fayette County UK Alumni Club, including AfricanAmerican Admitted Student Receptions. She is finishing her first term on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Bill Perdue, Dacula, Ga., is a 1965 and 1968 UK graduate, receiving his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. Since 1973, he has been involved in real estate as a partner of RE/MAX Greater Atlanta, also having served as president of the RE/MAX Brokers/Owners Council and director of the Gwinnett Board of Realtors (Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors). Perdue, awarded Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate, is a member and has served as director of the local Kiwanis and YMCA. He has served twice as president of the Greater Atlanta UK Alumni Club and has cochaired several committees.

co-chairman. Polk has been a member of the Greater Nashville UK Alumni Club since moving to Nashville and a club board member since 2003, now serving as a lifetime past president member.

Robert Pickard, Brentwood, Tenn., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1957. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma engineering honor societies. Aer working a short time in the aircra industry, he returned to UK to obtain a master’s degree in mechanical engineering while teaching in the College of Engineering. Aer receiving his master’s degree, Pickard worked as a research engineer for several years on the Saturn Space Program in Huntsville, Ala. He retired from Genesco Corp. in Nashville, where he served as chief engineer and director of quality assurance and environmental compliance. He served as president of the Greater Nashville UK Alumni Club and as a member of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors since 1993. Charles D. “Chad” Polk, Nashville, Tenn., received a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1994. He is a principal and managing director of the Nashville office of Chasm Architecture LLC, a full-service architecture firm. Polk has served his profession as Tennessee’s first associate member on both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tennessee Board of Directors and the AIA Middle Tennessee Board of Directors. He is past president of the Green Hills Rotary Club, where he now serves as the club’s fundraising

Paula Leach Pope, Lexington, is a 1973 and 1975 graduate of the College of Education, with a master’s in the area of higher education. She was a teacher in the Fayette County Public Schools and has been employed as a fundraiser at UK since 1983, first for the UK Libraries, and since 2000 in the Office of Development. Pope is a member of the Fayette County UK Alumni Club. She has been on the board of directors for several terms, serving as secretary, president-elect and president. She is a 1999 recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.

Martha Elizabeth “Beth” Randolph, Lexington, received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UK in 1983 and a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in elementary education in 1987 and 1992.

She taught fih and sixth grade for one year at Harrison Elementary School and fih grade for 22 years at e School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA). She is in her second year as the principal of SCAPA and is the Bluegrass Region middle school board member for the Kentucky High School Speech League. She also received the 2010 Kentucky American History Teacher of the Year Award.

David B. Ratterman, Louisville, is a 1968 graduate of the UK College of Engineering and also holds a law degree and an M.B.A. He is a member of Stites & Harbison PLLC and serves as secretary and general counsel of the American Institute of Steel Construction Inc. Ratterman is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, listed in “Kentucky Super Lawyers” and “e Best Lawyers in America,” and is a member of the Downtown Louisville Rotary Club. He has served for 15 years as both an appointed and elected member of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, chairing several committees. He was also a member of the board’s Executive Committee.


David Ravencra, Reston, Va., graduated in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Gatton College of Business and Economics. At UK, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and Lamp and Cross honorary society. Ravencra was president of the UK Troupers, served as chairman of the Judiciary Committee while vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA), and became president of SGA. A longterm employee of Ashland Inc., he became a Washington lobbyist and consultant, formulating energy policy and legislation for ethanol and synthetic fuels. Ravencra has been president of the Kentucky Society, secretary/treasurer of the Society of State Societies, treasurer of the Synthetic Fuels Council and president of Aqua Terra.

Jennifer L. Redmond, Lexington, received a master’s degree in 2003 and a doctoral degree in 2010 from the UK College of Public Health. She is currently an assistant professor in health services man-

agement within the college, and a co-investigator at the Kentucky Cancer Consortium at the university. She has won numerous honors including the Dr. Joel M. Lee DrPH Award for Outstanding Achievement by a student in health services management from the university. She is currently serving on a national cancer committee and is a founding board member of the Kentucky Cancer Foundation.

Jim Richardson, Lexington, earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1970 and a master’s degree in education in 1972 from UK. He is first vice president/senior portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley in Lexington. Richardson focuses his philanthropic efforts on children and is pastchairman of the Executive Council of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital, cofounder and past-president of the Lexington Dream Factory, past-president of the Lexington Rotary Club and Rotary Endowment Committee and recipient of the Service Above Self and President’s Cup Awards, past-president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, past-chairman of the Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass and recipient of the José Ferrer Award, and past-president of the Lexington Children’s eatre. He is a board member on the Fayette County UK Alumni Club.

Mike Richey, Lexington, obtained a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1973 and a master’s degree in agricultural education in 1979. Since 1974 he has worked at UK in various capacities, including director of Student Relations for the College of Agriculture and director of Agriculture Alumni and Development. In 1998, Richey joined the UK Office of Development and now is vice president for Development and chief development officer. He received the Sullivan Medallion and is a past president of the National Agriculture Alumni & Development Association and past international president of the Gideons. Richey is a member of the Individual Giving Council of the National FFA Foundation and is co-chairman of the UK Sesquicentennial Committee.

Sharon P. Robinson, Washington, D.C., is a leader in education rights for disadvantaged students and the president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. e former president of the Educational Testing Service’s

Educational Policy Leadership Institute, she is a lifelong civil rights activist who received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1966 and 1976, and a doctorate in 1979. Previously, Robinson was assistant secretary of education with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement. She also held a variety of leadership positions at the National Education Association. In 2010 she was a recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. David A. Rodgers, Beavercreek, Ohio, received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1980 and his civil service career with the U.S. Department of Air Force expanded beyond 32 years. He has worked at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia and also held positions at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. Rodgers earned a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Dayton in 2001 and a master’s degree in business management from the University of Cincinnati in 2004. He served as the Greater Dayton UK Alumni Club president from 1998-00 and 2004-06 and on the Communications, Club Development and Nominating Committees of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Tony Rollins, Florence, received his bachelor’s degree in art history from the UK College of Fine Arts in 1997. He was a member of the UK Cheerleading program, earning two national championship rings from UCA. He opened his first insurance agency in 2000 and now has 14 years in the industry. He opened Rollins Insurance in 2007 and continues to serve his community. Rollins also has served the NKY/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club Board of Directors since 2006 in various capacities including second vice president, president-elect, president and past president on the executive board.

Charlene K. Elam Rouse, Florence, received a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the UK College of Design in 1977. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority, holding many offices during her four years at UK. Rouse is currently employed by AAA Allied Group Auto Club managing its Florence and Aurora, Ind., offices. Previously, she was with Hubbuch in Lexington, followed by

A.B. Closson Jr. Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rouse is active within the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club, serving as past president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary. She has been on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors for a total of three years, one year appointed and two years elected, serving on various committees.

Adele Pinto Ryan, Louisville, graduated with honors in communications from the UK College of Communication and Information. Serving on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, she has been a member, chairwoman and vice chairwoman of committees that include Club Development, Nominating For Board Members, Communications, Group Development and Membership. Ryan has been vice president and treasurer of the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club and currently serves on its Board of Directors. She also was president and vice president of the Greater Louisville UK Young Alumni Club Board of Directors. Her volunteerism includes numerous boards and committees of various charitable, civic and arts organizations.

Barbara Sanders, Austin, Texas, received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 1972 and a master’s degree in education in 1976 from UK. She also has a doctoral degree in educational leadership/higher education from the University of Texas – Austin. Sanders is a professor and chairwoman of the Department of Physical erapy, as well as an associate dean of the College of Health Professions at Texas State University – San Marcos. She has served on the College of Health Sciences Advisory Board since 2008 and was recognized in the CHS Hall of Fame in 2004.

William Schuetze, Augusta, Ga., received a bachelor’s degree in American institutions in 1969 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and then enrolled at the UK College of Law from which he graduated in 1972. He was a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Louisville for five years. In 1978, Schuetze cofounded Hawley-Cooke Booksellers in Louisville. He served as president of the Jefferson County UK Alumni

Club and was a member of its board for over 20 years. Schuetze was instrumental in bringing the UK Advocacy Network to the university and bringing UK faculty speakers to Louisville. Previously, he was elected to two terms on the association’s board of directors.

Mary L. Shelman, Belmont, Mass., received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with high distinction from UK in 1981. She held positions with Texaco before attending Harvard Business School, earning an M.B.A. with distinction and was awarded a dean’s doctoral fellowship for research in economics and marketing. Shelman is the director of the Harvard Business School Agribusiness Program. She was chairwoman of the board of RiceTec Inc., and has served on boards of various companies and associations. Shelman is now president of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. A native of Elizabethtown, she is a founding member of the Kentuckians of Boston and also active in her local community, serving as president of the board of English At Large, an adult literacy organization.


David L. Shelton, Johns Creek, Ga., graduated in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Gatton College of Business and Economics. He served as treasurer and president of the Nashville UK Alumni Club. Shelton was also treasurer of the Franklin Road Jaycees and the Jaycee chairman of the year in 1972. He moved to Atlanta, Ga., in 1976 and served as treasurer and president of the Greater Atlanta UK Alumni Club. He also was chairman of the American Apparel Manufacturer’s Association’s Finance Committee. Shelton is a 1990 recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.

Marian Moore Sims, Lexington, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UK in 1972 and 1974. She taught in Fayette County for 32 years and now coordinates a master’s program at Morehead State University and is full-time faculty. Sims served two terms on the UK Board of Trustees, UK Research Foundation Board, UK Hospital Board of Directors and

was Student Advisory Committee chairwoman. She has served for many years on the Fayette County UK Alumni Club and the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors. Sims has been Fellowship of Christian Athletes State Sponsor of the Year, Woman of the Year by the Bluegrass Woman’s Club, Teacher of the Year in Fayette County and received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.

J. Fritz Skeen, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1972 and an M.B.A. in 1973. He was a member of the Wildcat Marching Band and president of Phi Sigma Kappa. During his 30 year IBM career, Fritz held a variety of sales and marketing positions, including group director, telecommunications product marketing, regional manager in Los Angeles, Calif., and general manager in Chicago, Ill. Now retired, he is on the Leadership Development Committee of the Sawgrass Country Club and on the board of the Sawgrass Homeowners Association. Fritz is treasurer of the Jacksonville UK Alumni Club and is co-chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee on the board of the UK Alumni Association.

J. Tim Skinner, Henderson, graduated from the College of Design in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He was inducted into Tau Sigma Delta, the honor society in architecture and allied arts. He is a practicing architect and is currently president of Skinner Design Associates in Henderson. Skinner is active in working with the College of Design, and in 2011 he received the College of Design Friend of the College Award. He is a member of the Henderson County UK Alumni Club and also received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 1996. Daniel L. Sparks, Cypress, Texas, received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1969. He has worked for Ashland Oil and Sid Richardson Carbon & Gasoline Co. In 1981 Sparks was a general manager at Industrial Solvents and in 1982 he partnered with Industrial Solvents to purchase Blue Grass Chemical Specialties. In 1985 Sparks became president of Blue Grass Holding Corp. He is a member of the AICHE and SOCMA professional groups and has been active in the Greater Houston UK Alumni Club since 1991. He has been on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors since 1992 and has served as chairman of the Membership, Club Development, and Alumni Service Awards Committees, among others.

James W. Stuckert, Prospect, earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1960 from the College of Engineering, an M.B.A. from Gatton College of Business and Economics in 1961 and an honorary doctorate in 2004 from UK. He served as president of Kappa Sigma fraternity for two terms. Stuckert started at Cummins Engine Co., but spent most of his career at Hilliard Lyons, later assuming the roles of chairman and CEO in 1995, and serving on the board of directors at Hilliard Lyons from 1972 until his retirement in 2003. He is on the UK Board of Trustees and was chairman of the UK Capital Campaign, which raised over $1 billion. Stuckert was inducted into the UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2000, as well as the School of Engineering Hall of Fame in 2002. He also serves on the board of directors of Royal Gold Inc.

Mary “Kekee” Edwards Szorcsik, Bonita Springs, Fla., earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1972 and is a former national bank

examiner for the U.S. Treasury Department. She has been active in PEO International for 28 years and currently serves on the executive board of the Florida State Chapter. Szorcsik has volunteered for public television, the Boy Scouts of America, Jaycee Women, Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., and the VA Hospital in Warren, N.J. She has also served as a state judge for DECA and Business Professionals of America and is a Kentucky Colonel. Szorcsik is a past president of the Naples-Ft. Myers UK Alumni Club and serves as chairman of the Membership Committee of the UK Alumni Association.

Julia Kurtz Tackett, Lexington, received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1968 from the College of Arts and Sciences and a law degree in 1971 from the College of Law. While attending UK, Tackett, an independent, served in student government and was chosen outstanding junior woman, Mortar Board and ODK. In 1973, she was appointed Kentucky’s first woman prosecutor when named assistant Commonwealth’s attorney for Fayette County. She served as Fayette district judge for six terms before election to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Tackett served on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors for three terms, as presi-

dent and later as UK Alumni Trustee. She is also a member of the UK President’s Club and was inducted into the College of Law Hall of Fame in 2006.

Reese S. Terry Jr., Houston, Texas, received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1964 and a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1966 from UK. He co-developed the first programmable heart pacer in 1973 and the first programmable dual chamber pacer in 1980. He co-founded Cyberonics Inc. in Webster, Texas, to develop, manufacture and market neuromodulation therapies for patients with neurological disorders. He was CEO of Cyberonics until 1991 and for periods during 1995 and 2006. He was inducted into the UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2010.

Hank ompson, Louisville, graduated from the College of Communication and Information in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity,

Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa and was cofounder of TOBO Sandwich Enterprises. ompson currently is executive vice president of business development for BSG Financial in Louisville. On the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors since 1991, he is also a member of the UK Advocacy Network and is active in the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club. He is also a KFund member.

Myra Tobin, New York, N.Y., received a bachelor’s degree in home economics in 1962 from the College of Agriculture. She also has a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Ohio State University and an M.B.A. in corporate finance from New York University. Tobin retired as managing director of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. in 1998, and later from the insurance industry in 2000. Before that, she was with General Electric Co., the office of U.S. Rep. William Natcher, the Kentucky Department of Commerce and Goldman Sachs. Tobin has held positions on boards, including the UK Board of Trustees and the Frazier History Museum in Louisville. She has also received numerous honors, such as being inducted into the UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni and the UK School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame.

Christy Trout, Lexington, received a law degree from the College of Law in 2002. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Louisville. Trout serves as general counsel and chief operating officer for SCMD Holdings LLC and Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers. She had a private business litigation practice with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, served as legal counsel for the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, special federal prosecutor, and a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove. Trout is involved with the UK College of Law Alumni Board, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, among other interests.

J. omas Tucker, Louisville, received a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Gatton College of Business and Economics in 1956 following two years service in the military. He retired as a manager at Bell South. He is also a former president of Cynthiana Lions Club and Shelbyville Rotary


Club and served in the Louisville, Owensboro and Danville Jaycees. Tucker has been a director of the Metro United Way of Shelbyville and a Steering Committee member of the Shelby County Vocational School. He has been involved with the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club, but was also one of the organizers and the first president of the Shelby County UK Alumni Club.

Sheila Platt Vice, Shelbyville, received a bachelor’s degree in education in 1970 and a master’s degree in education in 1972 from UK. She taught middle school mathematics in Fayette County for nine years and high school math in Oldham County for six years. Vice served as the math consultant and assistant in the Office of Teaching and Learning for the Kentucky Department of Education for 20 years, retiring in 2005 to do educational consulting. She has been a member of the UK Alumni Association for over 35 years. Vice has been a member of the Shelby County UK Alumni Club for many years, serving on the board of directors as a board member, secretary, and as president from 2004-2006.

Taunya Phillips Walker, Lexington, is the assistant vice president for Commercialization and Economic Development at UK, focusing on the commercialization of intellectual property from the College of Engineering. Phillips, who has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and an M.B.A., held previous positions at UK, including CFO for Kentucky Technology Inc., College of Engineering lecturer, and Minority Engineering Program director. She has also worked at Milliken & Company, a chemical and textile manufacturer. Phillips is on the board of directors for Opportunity for Work and Learning Inc., and is the past president and current member of the UK College of Engineering Alumni Association Board.

Craig M. Wallace, Findlay, Ohio, is a 1979 graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and later a master’s degree at Marshall University. Wallace, a senior refinery account manager for Honeywell UOP, is founder and past president of the Northwest Ohio UK Alumni Club and past president of the

Greater Ashland UK Alumni Club. On the UK Alumni Association board for four terms, he is serving as chairman of the Club Development Committee and on the Executive Committee. Wallace was also a 2002 recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. He is active in his community serving on various boards, including as governor of the Ohio District of Kiwanis International and board member for the Ohio Kiwanis Foundation.

Marsha Rae Wallis, Indianapolis, Ind., graduated in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is employed by the Indianapolis Public Schools as department head for Nursing and Health Services. Wallis has served as president of the Indiana Public Health Association and has won awards for her community service to Jameson Camp for Children and the Boy Scouts of America. In 1978, she cofounded the Central Indiana UK Alumni Club and served two terms as its president, and currently serves on its board. Her first term on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors began in 1978. Wallis received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2008.

Rachel Watts Webb, Shelbyville, received a bachelor’s degree in integrated strategic communications from UK in 2005. She served two terms as the student representative on the UK Board of Trustees. Webb is owner of Webb Consulting. She previously worked on the Louisville Bourbon Ball Executive Committee and later in the UK Office of External Affairs as government relations coordinator. While at UK, she coordinated the UK Advocacy Network (UKAN), a grassroots effort of alumni and friends of the university from around the state that influences how state legislators vote in Frankfort. Webb traveled around Kentucky to build relationships with alumni, while sharing UK’s legislative priorities.

Lori E. Trisler Wells, Salvisa, received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Kentucky in 1996. She was employed by the Kentucky Retirement Systems in Frankfort as a retirement benefits counselor. In June 2007, Wells was appointed to the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors for the 2007 - 08 fiscal year. She was also presented with the 2007 Joseph T. Burch Young

Alumni Award. is year she is serving on the Membership Committee. Wells has been an active member of the Mercer County UK Alumni Club since 1998. She has served as secretary, vice president, and president of her local club, and is currently serving a two-year term as president. Bob Whitaker, Frankfort, graduated in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, serving as vice president. Aer service in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer (ROTC), he was in the active reserves until 1978, retiring as a major. Whitaker spent six years with e Gadsden (Ala.) Times and the Cynthiana Democrat, and four in business before serving four years in Kentucky state government where he was promoted to commissioner of the Department of Public Information. In 1974 he joined the staff of the UK Alumni Association and retired in 1998 as director. Whitaker received the Distinguished Service Award in 1982 and is an honorary member of the association’s board. Henry R. Wilhoit Jr., Ashland, earned a law degree from the College of Law in 1960. He is a federal district judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Wilhoit joined the court in 1981 aer being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Previously, he was in private practice from 1960 to 1981 as an attorney in Grayson, then served as a city attorney for Grayson from 1962 to 1966. Wilhoit was also a county attorney for Carter County from 1966 to 1970. He was president of the Kentucky Bar Association in 1981, a Fellow in the American College of Trial

Lawyers and listed in Who’s Who in American Law in 1990. Wilhoit also served for many years on the UK Board of Trustees.

Crystal M. Williams, Cincinnati, Ohio, obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1997. At Johnson & Johnson, she is a senior analyst, external reporting within the health care compliance and privacy organization. Previously, Williams worked for the McDonald’s Accounting Center from 1997 to 2005 in various accounting roles, including accounting supervisor of Chipotle Mexican Grill. She currently is on the Northern Kentucky/ Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club board where she served as secretary from 2010 to 2012. She has received the Lyman T. Johnson Torch Bearer Award of Excellence twice (2002 and 2005). Pamela J. Williams, Fairfax, Va., received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1991. While at UK, Williams was a member of Collegians for Academic Excellence and Pi Mu Epsilon honorary society. She also earned a master’s and doctoral degree in computational and applied mathematics from Rice University. Williams has held post-doctoral positions at Rice University and Sandia National Laboratories. Since 2008, she has been employed as a senior consultant at LMI and also teaches at Northern Virginia Community College. She is a member of the Coalition to

Diversify Computing, which promotes the retention and development of underrepresented minorities in computing. In addition, she volunteers with the Girls on the Run program.

Amelia Brown Wilson, Lexington, earned a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences, master’s degree in community and leadership development from the College of Agriculture, and a doctorate in educational leadership studies from the UK College of Education. She was UK’s 2003 Homecoming queen and received the UK Sullivan Medallion. Wilson is a Delta Gamma alumni officer and a chapter advisor. She is the director of Student Services at Mid-Continent University. In 2011, Wilson received the Joseph T. Burch Young Alumni Award. She is the secretary of the UK College of Agriculture and School of Human Environmental Sciences Alumni Board. A liver transplant recipient, she advocates for organ and tissue donation.

Elaine Adams Wilson, Somerset, received a bachelor’s degree in social work from UK and a master’s of science degree in social administration from

Case Western Reserve University. She currently serves as the cultural diversity director for Somerset Community College. Active with the Lake Cumberland UK Alumni Club, Wilson was secretary/treasurer, then club president for three years. She has also served as a member of the UK Board of Trustees for six years. is included membership on the UK Business Partnership Foundation Board, among others, as well as serving a term as secretary to the board. Wilson sits on the UK College of Social Work board. She also was a recipient of the Lyman T. Johnson Path Finders Award.

Richard M. Womack, Birmingham, Ala., received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the College of Agriculture in 1953, aer having previously served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of SAE social fraternity. Womack worked for Travelers insurance for 16 years. He later became president of McGriff & Seibels Inc. in Birmingham, an insurance agency which ultimately grew into the third largest insurance agency in the United States. In 1990 he joined St. Paul Insurance Co. as a consultant, and later became an independent insurance consultant until retirement.

2013-14 UK Alumni Association Board of Directors