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Steve Beshear: 10 of Features Steve Beshear, a native of Dawson Springs, is the 20th University of Steve Beshear ’66 AS, ’68 LAW is the 61st Kentucky graduate to serve as head of state. ON THE COVER governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Photo: Commerce Cabinet Creative Services 12 Right On The Money Students benefit from the generosity of UK John And Donna Ward: Alumni Association members and friends as A Partnership With Success scholarships totaling about $80,000 are 16 awarded to undergraduates, graduate students John and Donna Clancy Ward have spent 40 years and professional degree students. By Linda Perry training horses resulting in more than 500 wins, including the 2001 with Monarchos. By Robin Roenker 20 UK Program Benefits BRAiNS Working toward a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the Biologi - cally Resilient Adults in Neurological Studies (BRAiNS) program at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging helps researchers understand the difference between changes that naturally come with aging and changes that signal a problem. By Stephanie Hoovler 22 Profiles In Blue: Tom Leach Tom Leach, the “Voice of the Wildcats,” began his sportscasting career at age 16. He’s been honored as Kentucky Sportscaster of the Year four times and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Eclipse Award for excellence in coverage of oroughbred racing.

Departments 3 Opening Remarks 5 Presidential Conversation 6 Research 7 UK Beat 9 Capital Campaign 27 Open Door 1 Association Staff Publisher: Stan Key ’72 Associate Director/Editor: Liz Demoran ’68, ’76 Managing Editor: Linda Perry ’84 Advertising: Kelli Elam Senior Graphic Designer: Jeff Hounshell

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Walk Down Memory Lane

Walking about campus recently, detouring around closed sidewalks and construction fences, reminded me of my days on campus in the late ’60s when the Patterson Office Tower and the Kirwan-Blanding Dorm Complex (a.k.a. University Commons) were being built. Since then, just two years ago, UK added to its on-campus housing with the addition of Baldwin, Ingels and Smith Halls on the south side of campus and New North Hall on Euclid Avenue. Aah, dormitory life . . . what a great place to be your freshman year! at is, once you get over the shock of close quarters. Stephanie Hurlburt, Jeannie Hill and I were all three in Jewell Hall in a room made for one. One bunk bed and a single bed, two dressers (we each had two drawers) and one desk with a chair took up about all of the floor space. e closet was about 42 inches wide by 52 inches deep with a bar along each side and across the back, with just enough clearance to hang wire hangers. It’s amazing how much you can stuff into 17 inches of allotted hanging space and 11 inches of shelf space. We were close to central campus, the M.I. King Library and the donut shop on Limestone. (A warm batch was ready at 9:45 p.m.; Curfew was at 10 p.m. so there was always someone in the dorm willing to keep watch at the side door if that night’s runner was delayed by a long line of donut cus - tomers.) e UK Book - store across the street was the only other quick source of sundries. UK was growing and the first class of Baby Boomers had arrived! UK President John Oswald had high as - pirations for the university. Enrollment during my four years as an undergrad went from 9,855 to 13,364 stu - dents. We had to navigate our way around the con - struction fence surround - ing the footprint of the tower and engulfing the plaza. But it was an inter - esting walk! Part of the fencing became a long, wooden graffiti wall. e wall is a major visual element in the 1968 Kentuckian . Editor Tom Graler’s introductory feature chronicles the 1967-68 academic year in which discourse was intense during the regular coming and going of college students. University PPD employees were kept busy painting over one set of messages that were soon replaced by an - other. Many of my classmates have gone on to grand things, such as renowned National Geographic photographer Sam Abell, historian James Klotter, long-tenured judge Julia Kurtz Tackett, CEO of the Urban League of Lexington Fayette County Inc. Porter G. Peeples, retired CEO of Ashland Inc. Paul Chellgren, and UK’s own entrepreneurial president Lee T. Todd Jr. Some of the professors who were top in their field back then were omas D. Clark (history), Ben Black, Michael Adelstein and writer Wendell Berry (English), Lyman Ginger (education), Cecil Carpenter (commerce), Lewis Cochran (mathematics), Wally Briggs and Elizabeth Taylor (theater), and Neil Plummer (journalism). All this leads me to a final thought. Today the UK campus is growing in reputation and vibrant with outstanding, talented students and distinguished professors. What’s different this time is that we have a viable roadmap — driving momentum — called the Top 20 Business Plan. Let’s avoid detours.  R 

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Building A Better Commonwealth Starts At UK

People are talking about the University of Kentucky for all the right reasons. anks to the Top 20 Business Plan and the General Assembly’s support for it, we are doing something very different and very important in Kentucky — and people across the nation are taking notice. From media coverage in the Times, the Chronicle on Higher Education, and USA Today to re - cruiting some of the top minds from the nation’s top universities, the higher education world has its eyes squarely focused on the Commonwealth. Evidence of the University of Kentucky’s push to become a Top 20 public research university can be found across campus. We created 60 new faculty positions to help improve retention and graduation rates. We kept tuition in - creases in the single digits for the first time since 2000 and invested in scholar - ship programs to make sure UK is accessible to all Kentuckians. at momentum is not just good for UK; it is great news for the Common - wealth. States with Top 20 universities are places where citizens are more edu - cated, healthier, and more financially secure. Take a look at the areas that house the nation’s strongest — and most globally competitive — economies. Be - fore there was a Silicon Valley, there was Stanford University and the University of California-Berkeley. Before there was a biotechnological beltway around Boston, there was Harvard University and the Massachusetts Insti - tute of Technology. Before there was a Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, there were three great research universities. is is not a chicken-and-egg debate; strong research universities hold the key to a state’s prosperity. at message has been — and will continue to be — at the heart of the university’s conversations with Ken - tucky’s policy makers. Although I acknowledge that the state’s financial outlook is not as rosy as we had hoped, I believe we need to continue to invest in UK’s Top 20 plan if we care about solving Kentucky’s most pressing problems. As an alumni member, I hope you, too, will continue to champion what we are doing at the University of Ken - tucky. Whether talking to one of Kentucky’s elected officials or simply to a friend or neighbor, I hope you will share the UK story. Together, we can change the Commonwealth.


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NIH Awards Professor New Commonwealth $.96 Million Grant Collaboratives Unveiled A drug therapy to protect the U.S. population from the conse - UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. has announced 13 projects de - quences of nuclear terrorism is being pioneered by scientists at the signed for directly impacting the quality of life in Kentucky. ese UK College of Pharmacy. e National Institutes of Health new Commonwealth Collaboratives aim to improve health, edu - (NIH) awarded Michael Jay, professor of pharmaceutical sciences cation, economic development, the environment and exposure to in the UK College of Pharmacy, $3.96 million over the next two cultural events. e projects will receive $10,000 from Todd’s dis - years to develop an orally administered treatment to be used in ra - cretionary funds in addition to other funding they already may diation emergencies such as aer exposure to radiological disper - have from other sources. sion devices (RDDs) or dirty bombs. e projects cover many disciplines and include, for example, the: e U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined • Clean Indoor Air Initiative (Nursing) to reduce exposure to that a drug called diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DTPA) is safe secondhand tobacco smoke and radon by encouraging more and effective for the treatment of internal contamination. Cur - communities to adopt smoke-free policies. rently, DPTA is not absorbed very well when administered orally, • Johnson Elementary School Project (Medicine), to encourag - thus, it must be administered intravenously. e ultimate goal of ing physical activity, healthy snacks, behavioral changes and Jay’s study is to develop a highly bioavailable form of DTPA that also increase diagnosis and treatment of asthma. can be administered orally, can be stored in the Strategic National • Kentucky Marketmaker (Agriculture), with state partners and Stockpile, is stable and has a long shelf-life, can be distributed to using a Web-based tool, to link Kentucky food producers with the at-risk population in a short period of time, can be self-admin - processors and/or marketers to increase sales and markets. istered with little risk of toxicity, and can effectively remove ra - • Kentucky Repertory eatre Horse Cave Concert Series (Fine dioactivity from a contaminated individual. Arts), to bring live performances by UK students and faculty is grant comes in response to the encouraging results from musicians to a fairly low-income area. Jay’s initial study in 2005 for which the NIH awarded him $1.2 • Land Use Planning (Agriculture), to help local communities by million. Jay and his colleagues, Robert Yokel, professor and associ - assigning landscape architecture students to help develop land- ate dean for research and graduate education, Patrick McNamara, use plans to manage future growth. professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sci - ences and Russ Mumper, professor and director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery at the University of North Compiled from news reports Carolina, began synthesizing a series of compounds and quickly about research at UK. focused in on one that they will continue to study in the current product development phase. For more information about research taking place at UK, visit

6 Spring 2008 Beat Initiative Will Help Ten UK Programs Ranked In Top Ten Adult Students Graduate National rankings based on faculty scholarly activity place 10 e University of Kentucky is partnering with the Council on UK academic departments among the top 10 when stacked Postsecondary Education (CPE) on a statewide initiative to bring against their peers at other larger research institutions. e 2006- Kentucky adults back to college. Funded by a national grant, 07 Faculty Scholarly Activity index by the Chronicle of Higher Ed - efforts to increase college access will focus on a ucation ranks 7,294 individual doctoral programs in 104 target market of 310,000 adult students in the disciplines at 354 institutions. Bluegrass during two phases. e first phase, e UK College of Agriculture’s programs were ranked 10th in Project Graduate, aims to reach more than the broad category of Agricultural Sciences, and 10 individual 11,000 of these adults who have earned 90 or programs at UK were ranked nationally: more credit hours but have not obtained a • Clinical psychology (College of Arts and Sciences) bachelor's degree. ranked first. UK has several initiatives to encourage these students to come • Anatomy (College of Medicine) ranked third. back to college, including coordinated support with tutoring and • Plant Pathology (College of Agriculture) ranked fourth. career services as well as information about financial aid, admis - • Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. (College of Pharmacy) sion, and the registration processes. ey also can take advantage ranked fourth. of Adult Student Services, a resource center providing informa - • Plant sciences (College of Agriculture) ranked fih. tion, assistance, and support to UK students 25 and over. • In Family and Human Sciences, Gerontology For more information, contact Cecile McKinney, UK’s Project (College of Public Health) ranked sixth. Graduate representative, at 859-257-3802 or 1-866-900-4685. • In European Studies, Hispanic Studies (College of Arts and Sciences) ranked seventh. • In Biological Sciences, Plant Physiology Nursing Meets Enrollment Goals (College of Agriculture) ranked seventh. • Entomology (College of Agriculture) ranked ninth. e UK College of Nursing successfully doubled enrollment • Nutrition (College of Medicine) ranked ninth. for new students into its undergraduate B.S.N. program for the 2007-2008 school year. is comes in response to last year’s com - mitment to double enrollment in an effort to alleviate the increas - ing nursing shortage in Kentucky and across the nation. UK Chandler Hospital Opens is year, the college admitted 160 students into the program New Parking Garage compared to 80 last year. To accommodate this dramatic increase in student enrollment, three new faculty members have been UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital visitors and patients now added with an expected five more over the next two years. use the hospital’s newly constructed parking garage. Located on South Limestone between Conn Terrace and Transcript Av - enue, the new garage replaces the parking structure which is UK Panhellenic Council being removed to provide space for the new 1.2 million-square- Leads The Nation foot UK Chandler Hospital. Shuttles depart from the ground level of the garage every e UK Panhellenic Council received two national awards at three minutes, with one route taking visitors to the hospital the National Panhellenic Conference in , Ill. e UK front loop and emergency department and another route serv - council was one of only two Panhellenic Councils nationwide to ing the Kentucky Clinic. receive two awards. e Panhellenic Council is the governing body for 12 sororities, representing over 2,000 members, making it the largest student organization on UK’s campus. Susan West, UK’s director of fraternity and sorority affairs, said, “is council has won more National Panhellenic Conference Awards than any other university which definitively puts them in the Top 20 of Greek systems nationwide.” 7 p

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Jim Stuckert Honored With Volunteer Of The Year Award “Volunteer committee chairs can be an honorary appointment He has con - with little or no involvement in the work to be done; but that is tributed time and clearly not the case when Jim Stuckert agrees to lead. He leads by resources gener - example. He leads with great focus. He leads with graciousness ously to multiple and sincerity.” campaigns is is one of many accolades in the letters nominating Jim throughout the Stuckert for the 2008 Bill Franklin Volunteer of the Year Award years, and has given by District III of the Council for the Advancement and been recognized Support of Education (CASE). as a member of A native of Louisville, Stuckert earned a bachelor of science de - the Gatton Col - gree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky lege of Business in 1960. He then enrolled in graduate school, completing a mas - and Economics ter’s in business administration in 1961. Hall of Fame in 1997, the College of Engineering Hall of Distinc - Stuckert and his wife, Diane Vittitow Stuckert ’61 ED, have tion in 2002, and the UK Alumni Association Hall of Distin - been volunteers and active in fund-raising for many years on guished Alumni in 2000. local, regional, and national levels. He served as the UK Alumni His love for UK, for its students, and for its future is apparent in Association president in 1976 and has remained on the board of his unwavering support over the past 40 years, and we congratu - directors. late him on this additional honor. Young Alumni Profile: Anne Vanderhorst ’06 As a Phonathon caller working in the UK Office of Develop - ment, Anne Vanderhorst saw the difference that students made every day in fund-raising efforts for the university. When she grad - Did You Know… uated from the UK College of Arts and Sciences, she decided that • UK raised a total of $1,082,661,395 she wanted to give back in a specific way. Vanderhorst, now of St. in its capital campaign. Paul, Minn., became a Young Fellow and in the process she created a scholarship designated specifically for a Phonathon caller. • 57,566 UK alumni made contributions. “Aer working in the UK Development Office for four years, I • A total of 691,685 gifts were received. knew before I graduated that I would be giving back to UK. My work with the UK Phonathon blessed me twofold: It gave me firsthand knowledge of how critical alumni support is to the suc - cess of higher education through scholarships and departmental improvements and it helped me to land a position in a nonprofit setting. I now have the privilege of managing the Phonathon for the University of St. omas. is enables me to give back to my alma mater as a Young Fellow. I chose to commit at this level be - cause it offers the option of creating my own scholarship which will specifically support a scholarship for a caller at the UK Phonathon and give back directly to an area of the university that cultivated my success as a professional just as much as my degrees did.” 9 STEVE

BGoverEnor ofSthe CHommonEwealthAof KenR tucky He likes to play golf, tennis, fox hunt, him attorney general. In 1983, Kentucky snow ski and watch athletic teams from voters elected him lieutenant governor. Kentucky compete but, understandably, his Subsequent races for governor and the new duties as the Commonwealth’s 61st U.S. Senate fell short, but the end result fa - governor have kept Steve Beshear busy since cilitated re-entry into private law practice he assumed office in December. where he became senior executive of a Beshear is the 20th University of Ken - multi-state firm. A good portion of that tucky graduate to serve as head of state. He workload, along with management responsi - earned a bachelor’s degree from the College bilities, involved counseling large and small of Arts and Sciences in 1966 and a law de - business enterprises, the backbone of job de - gree from the College of Law in 1968. velopment. At the same time community e Dawson Springs native grew up one banking captured his interest, which added of five children. e governor’s father, Rus - another dimension to his preparation for fu - sell, a funeral director, also was a Baptist ture government leadership. minister, just like his father before him. His Along the way, he helped local civic or - mother, Mary Elizabeth, dedicated herself ganizations. A few examples of the many or - to numerous community endeavors — mak - ganizations in which he participated, ing life better for others. assisted, and provided guidance to include Aer graduating from Dawson Springs Commerce Lexington Inc., the Kentucky High School, the future governor entered Horse Park Foundation, God’s Pantry Food the University of Kentucky. “anks to the Bank, Bluegrass Tomorrow, the Kentucky second mortgage on our house and me World Trade Center and the UK College of working while in school,” he oen notes. He Law Visiting Committee. s

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Early days also brought military duty for beginning with pre-kindergarten through o h Beshear. Aer completing law school he postsecondary education — and affordable P served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. health care are matters of utmost impor - Army Reserves. tance as he guides the Commonwealth dur - In 1974, today’s governor was State Rep. ing this term as governor. Beshear. Five years later Kentuckians elected

10 Spring 2008 Now married for 38 years, the Beshears have two sons. Jeff practices veterinary medicine in Virginia, and he and his wife, Emily, have a four-year-old son, Nicholas. Andy followed in his father’s footsteps to practice law, and he and his wife, Britainy, live in Louisville. 11 Right On e Money Students Benefit From Generosity Of UK Alumni Association Members And Friends e r o o P s i r h C : o t o h P Scholarship recipients at the recognition dinner were Row 1: Lindsay Adcock, Yuen Ching Chan, Kandace Claunch, Jessica Schack, Laura Griswold, Sarah Groppo, Sarah Kuegel, Robbie Holton, Bryan Hardin, Kasia Herrick Row 2: Jerrika Insco, Emily Conyea, Samantha Blandford, Rachel Dunnagan, Amanda Beckman, Samantha Strange, Charles Cummings III, Lindsay Goins, Melody Hall, Amanda Fisher, Kenzie Jenkins, Kristin Whitney Row : Michael Albrecht, Thomas May, Fredrick Spencer, Alan Webb, Ryan Perkins, Zachary Coyle, Robert Wilcox, Stephen Polley, Tyler Owen, Brandon Webster.

very little bit helps, but when one group has the opportunity to combine Elots of ‘little bits’ into larger units, the potential exists to ease the financial burden of deserving UK students like Matt Barbiea. Barbiea, a UK freshman, is the recipient of the Greater Dayton UK Alumni Club scholarship. He also is a member of the UK swim team. “Not only did the scholarship help out me and my family tremendously, money-wise, it also felt great to be honored for all of my hard work in high school. I am working very hard in the classroom and doing my best to balance school and swimming together to make everyone proud,” he says. Many of the UK Alumni Clubs have revved up their efforts in the last several years to find additional scholarship money for students. at’s because club members understand the impact scholarship money has on students, some - times allowing them to pursue academic programs they might not have been able to without it. Club members also are giving back to their communities, helping neighbors to benefit from a UK education.

12 Spring 2008 In addition to scholarships provided by individual clubs, the UK “e scholarship helped me afford to study abroad in Italy this Alumni Association also has scholarships available for UK stu - past summer,” says Dunnagan. “I am going to become a Math and dents. Some of these are endowed scholarships honoring an indi - Latin teacher and this scholarship helped me to see Roman sites vidual, others are provided in the name of businesses and previous firsthand, so that I can better teach my students.” UK graduating classes. Scholarships totaling approximately $80,000 are awarded to un - Rachel Dunnagan, a College of Arts & Sciences senior from dergraduates, graduate and professional degree students. To honor Louisville, is one of three UK students who received a Class of 1933 these students, the UK Alumni Association recently hosted a din - Scholarship. A Legacy student, she is preparing to graduate from ner for the 41 alumni association scholarship recipients and 47 UK this year, just as her father, Philip Dunnagan, did in 1973. alumni club scholarship recipients. Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients UK Alumni Association Awards Scholarship Morehead Print Scholarship Celeste Laurent, Princeton, Ky., Agriculture Sarah Kuegel, Owensboro, Ky., Agriculture Stephen Polley, Vanceburg, Ky., Arts & Sciences Kyle Mills, Inez, Ky., Agriculture Student Activities Scholarship Jeremy Maynard, Richmond, Ky., Arts & Sciences Samantha Strange, Barbourville, Ky., Arts & Sciences Kayla Sams, Corbin, Ky., Undecided Rebecca Mills, Louisville, Ky., Arts & Sciences Teague/Peniston Scholarship Charlee Doom, Elizabethtown, Ky., Agriculture Caitlin Mullen, LaGrange, Ky., Arts & Sciences Andrew Board, Bardstown, Ky., Pharmacy Sarah Beard, Lexington, Ky., Business & Economics Zachary Coyle, Gravel Switch, Ky., Business & Economics Amy Westermeyer, Hebron, Ky., Design Chesley Bailey Scholarship Tabitha Graham, Winchester, Ky., Agriculture Kristin Whitney, White Plains, Ky., Law, 2nd Year Emily Conyea, Hickory, Ky., Fine Arts/Business & Economics Melody Hall, Richmond, Ky., Arts & Sciences Richard Bean Scholarship Rebecca Lloyd, Corinth, Ky., Arts & Sciences Tara Hoesli, Owensboro, Ky., Pharmacy Ryan Perkins, Richmond, Ky., Arts & Sciences Laura Griswold, Old Lyme, Conn., Agriculture Feai Voon Wong, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Agriculture Sarah Groppo, Wilmore, Ky., Education Yuen Chan, Paducah, Ky., Arts & Sciences Bob Whitaker Scholarship Haggin Fund Scholarship Lindsay Adcock, Louisville, Ky., Nursing Bryan Hardin, Willisburg, Ky., Education Lauren Stone, Evansville, Ind., Agriculture William & Frances Corum Scholarship Sarah Hogue, Ft. omas, Ky., Agriculture Amber Rhodes, Hanson, Ky., Undergraduate Studies Jerrika Insco, Mayfield, Ky., Communications & Information Studies omas Cybriwsky, Paintsville, Ky., Pre-Law Samuel Cassidy Scholarship omas May, Louisville, Ky., Engineering Class of 1933 Scholarship Charles Cummings III, Louisville, Ky., Engineering Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow Scholarship William Webb, Lexington, Ky., Arts & Sciences Brandon Webster, Verona, Ky., Business & Economics Rachel Dunnagan, Louisville, Ky.,Arts & Sciences Mascot Scholarship Class of 1938 Scholarship Ross Turner, Russell, Ky., Business & Economics Amanda Beckman, Paducah, Ky., Pharmacy Travis Williams, Charlotte, N.C., Business & Economics Lindsay Goins, Bedford, Ky., Arts & Sciences

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JOHN AND DONNA WARD: A Partnership With Success Couple has spent 40 years training horses resulting in more than 500 wins, including the . By Robin Roenker

In oroughbred circles, husband-and-wife trainers John and Finding Their Calling Donna Ward are what’s known as a couple of Kentucky hardboots. Mementos of signature moments in their career are everywhere It’s a term that means traditionalist, even old-fashioned. in the office. On the mantel, the trainer’s trophy for the 2001 Ken - And, for 40 years in the business, it’s a title the Wards have em - tucky Derby win sits alongside Winner’s Circle photos with Beau - braced. tiful Pleasure at the Breeder’s Cup in 1999 and Gal In A Ruckus, While other trainers bask in the media spotlight, that’s not the winner of the 1995 — the Wards’ first big-time Wards’ style. at’s why — despite their training of 2001 Ken - win. One entire wall is a framed collage in homage to Monarchos, tucky Derby winner Monarchos and 1999 Breeder’s Cup Distaff made for them by a friend, with newspaper clippings, ticket stubs, winner Beautiful Pleasure, among many other successes — their photographs, and magazine covers keeping fresh the memory of names might not be as recognizable to people outside of the in - that sweet Saturday in May. Above the mantle are striking canvas dustry as those of other marquee trainers. images of Donna riding Gal, taken by professional photographer But that’s fine by them. Charles Rumph for his mid-1990s museum exhibit “Women and “I’m proud of being a hardboot,” says John Ward ’68 AG. “It’s a Horses.” On another wall a bright gold image of Japan’s Mt. Fugi heritage. I think the traditional horseman reacts to his animal and beams a bit unexpectedly down on the rest of the room’s unmis - doesn’t react to the fanfare or any of the outside pressures. e tra - takably Kentucky décor. It was a gi from Fusao Sekiguchi, owner ditional horseman does what is best for the horse.” of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner , to thank John “Always,” concludes Donna Ward ’64 BE, without missing a for advising him in his purchase of the colt. beat. It’s a room perfect for a walk down memory lane. As their Talking to the pair in their John T. Ward Stables office, a modest beloved Jack Russell terriers, Saratoga and Browning, snooze 1920s-era white building on Rice Road just outside Keeneland’s alongside them in cozy dog beds atop a red leather couch, the Gate 3 on a cold, gray aernoon, you get a sense of why the two Wards tell how it all began. I

I make such a good team. Aer 35 years of marriage and business ough they are both Lexington natives, it wasn’t until aer s r e partnership, they seamlessly finish one another’s sentences, docu - graduation from UK that Donna Clancy met John Ward, while m m o menting their major wins, their struggles, and how UK prepped both were riding and showing horses. John had grown up in a S n

h them for — and even pushed them into — this unique and some - house literally a stone’s throw from Keeneland, immersed in the o J : s what crazy life. oroughbred industry. His grandfather, John Sherill Ward, had o t o

h entries in the 1916 and 1917 Kentucky Derbies and at the first P 17 “We treat every horse like it’s a champion,” John Ward says. Here he visits with Dr. Pleasure, a top race horse and the first foal of champion Beautiful Pleasure.

Keeneland race meet in 1936; his uncle, understand the science behind the tried horses were shipped, they’d let the workers Sherill Ward, was the Hall of Fame trainer and true, old-fashioned ways of working go and their stables would sit idle for the of the legendary gelding Forego; family with horses passed down by his family. rest of the year. friend Woody Stevens, who was like an “When my grandfather and father would It was an older-style, inefficient business uncle to John, was another Hall of Fame say, ‘You do it this way because it works,’ I model that nettled the young Wards, trainer of a record-setting five-straight Bel - always tried to figure out why this way whose accounting and economics back - mont Stakes winners. John’s father, John T. worked,” he says. “What Donna and I try grounds had taught them the importance Ward Sr., managed the family’s farm, rais - to do is put science and numbers to what of maximizing their assets. In the 1980s, ing and breaking yearlings to send on to his worked and didn’t work.” with nothing to tie them down, the Wards brother and Stevens for training. e couple also drew upon their mutual changed their business operation and focus Donna’s family couldn’t figure out where backgrounds in showing and riding horses on training horses themselves. her horse infatuation had come from. Her to establish their trademark training style, “We wanted something that was a year- father, who worked for Murphy Oil, some - one that emphasizes an intimacy and un - round basis,” Donna says. “But,” she adds, times joked that she must have been derstanding of each individual animal. For laughing, “maybe that wasn’t the smartest dropped off as a baby on the steps. Her many years, Donna did the exercise riding decision. We used to take vacations and go imagination was sparked by horses — her on the horses they trained. to Europe. Now we can’t do anything. We favorite books were the Black Beauty and “We treat every horse like it’s a cham - work sun up to sun down.” Black Stallion series — and her only aspi - pion,” John says. “Donna and I have ex - “e University of Kentucky essentially ration was to ride. treme backgrounds in riding hunters and made us change,” John adds, in a mock rue - Donna and John credit their UK advisors jumpers. Practicing horsemen ourselves, ful tone as he considers the up-at-5-a.m., with giving them flexibility to take unortho - we’ve added another layer of being more seven-day-a-week, year-round schedule dox course schedules that catered to their sensitive to the animal than probably our they follow. “UK taught us you have to unique interests. Donna, a member of Alpha previous generations had.” have a more flat-line business model.” Delta Pi, pursued a degree in accounting, John went to work with his father right e Wards are on a constant circuit with while fitting in riding classes and electives like out of college, taking over the helm of the the oroughbred racing seasons. ey a 500-level Feeds and Feeding class, all while John T. Ward Stables in 1976 when his fa - spend the spring and fall in Kentucky at managing her duties as Panhellenic president. ther passed away. Aer he and Donna mar - Keeneland and , the win - John, a member of Delta Tau Delta fra - ried, they continued to condition and ter in Florida at Gulfstream, and the sum - ternity, received an agricultural economics break horses and then send them to other mer in New York at Saratoga. e couple degree aer taking a sampling of biology, trainers. ey worked for roughly half the lives while in Kentucky at their 200-acre chemistry, genetics, agriculture and eco - year, hiring lots of help and breaking per - Sugar Grove Farm in Paris, with its lov - nomics classes that he felt could help him haps 100 horses in a season. Once those ingly restored 1808 farmhouse.

18 Spring 2008 A True Partnership Prado, who “understand what we’re about, equals. For many years, Donna ran their May 5, 2001, saw Donna standing up in that we won’t sacrifice the animal to win a operations single-handedly in Florida, a Churchill Downs seat, shouting “Oh, my race,” John says. while John took care of things elsewhere. God!” and hammering John on the head With one Derby win under his belt, John at taught her, she says, to trust herself with a pair of binoculars as she watched says that particular pressure has lessened a and make decisions. Jorge Chavez on Monarchos. e roan colt bit. He’s knows what it feels like to win e couple — who are active in their in - they had trained for owner John Oxley and racing’s most elusive title, and he knows he dustry, John having served on the Ken - his wife, Debby, was breaking free of the has the skill set to win it again when he tucky Racing Commission and other posts, pack and running at a blistering pace. finds the right talent. Now, he says, he’s and Donna a longtime member of the When he crossed the finish line at 1:59:97, more like a lion “lying in wait [for the next Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Board 4 3/4 lengths in front of the pack, he was Derby winner] instead of on the prowl.” of Directors — offers advice to one an - just 2/5 of a second off Secretariat’s record. As sweet as the Derby win was, for other freely, they say, though they laugh Later, Chavez told them that he could have Donna it was Beautiful Pleasure’s 1999 win that sometimes one might not want to gone faster, had he known the record was in of the Breeder’s Cup Distaff and her gar - hear what the other has to say. reach. ey both laugh at the memory. nering of the Eclipse Award that year for While John is “the dreamer, always look - “It was just meant to be,” Donna says. “It Champion Older Mare that was the defin - ing five years out to try something new,” has to be your day. To be able to win the ing accomplishment of their careers. Donna is “the accountant at heart,” she Derby with no more than three or four colts Donna and the mare have a special rap - says, whipping out a legal pad and pencil to at your disposal when some other trainers port: In her championship year, Donna find out whether the bottom line for his have hundreds, that’s an amazing thing.” rode and trained Beautiful Pleasure exclu - plans will put them in the red or black. e couple now trains almost exclusively sively. Husband John and John Oxley had e one drawback of working together: for Oxley, and currently they have about all but washed their hands of the tempera - Donna is a self-admitted workaholic and 30 horses in training. ey also run a mental mare, aer a disappointing three- John, who can compartmentalize his work broodmare stable and oversee Oxley’s Mid - year-old year. Aer a year of constant and home life, can’t “turn her off,” he jokes. way, Ky., farm. Keeping their stables small work, Donna turned the horse around, But still going strong aer 35 years of and focusing on one owner allows the leading her to the championship as a four marriage, their system appears to be work - Wards to give their horses the attention year old. When Beautiful Pleasure was re - ing just fine for them. “I think we work they feel they deserve. tired from racing and had her first colt, the very well together to spend as much time “e Wards, my wife, Debby, and I, we mare allowed only Donna to visit with the together as we do,” Donna says. all share the same respect and love for the foal while in the field. Given their record of more than 500 oroughbred,” says Oxley by phone from When people ask John to name the most wins and 45 stakes winners to date, the his Palm Beach home. talented horse the couple has trained, he horses of these two Kentucky hardboots “Do you know what the numbers are for surprises many by saying Beautiful Pleas - seem to agree. winning the Derby?” John asks, leaning ure, not Monarchos. “She was an unbeliev - back in his chair. “ere are 40,000 foals in ably talented animal that was big and Robin Roenker ’98 AS is a freelance writer the crop each year, of which 20,000 are fil - strong and tough and durable,” he says. in Lexington. lies and 20,000 are colts. Of the 20,000 And he gives all the credit for harnessing colts, you’ve got to be the one horse that’s that talent to Donna. ready to go on the first Saturday in May.” “I had to get her to do what I wanted her In the fanfare preceding the 2001 Derby, to do,” Donna says. “But the greatest thing the media spotlight was focused on Bob it taught me was that sometimes she had to Baffert’s horses, Point Given and Conga - win. She was so strong-minded, and ree, which were favored to win. e rela - just so talented.” tively little notice given to Monarchos John, who served as chief keyed in on John Ward’s unorthodox deci - operating officer for sion not to run him hard in the weeks lead - Calumet Farm for a ing up to the Derby. Before the race, turf period in 1991, once writers called Ward old-fashioned. Aer told a reporter that the race, they called him a sage. Donna wasn’t his “Call it one for tradition,” Ward said at right hand, she the time, noting he preferred to gradually was both his work a horse up with consistent improve - hands. While ment so he’s nearly at his peak at the time John’s name of a race, rather than overworking him. might be on at remains the Wards’ style, and it their stables, means finding jockeys like Ward-favorites the pair works Chavez, Herb McCauley, and Edgar together as John and Donna Ward, with Jorge Chavez, savor the 2001 Kentucky Derby win of Monarchos. UK Program Benefits By Stephanie Hoovler BRAiNS s n i l l o C m i T : s o t o h P Dr. Gregory Jicha has been the director of the BRAiNS program since 2005.

20 Spring 2008 esearchers at the University of normal brain function to become part of What Are My Chances Of R Kentucky are looking for brains. the program. To be accepted into the pro - Getting Alzheimer’s Disease? Created in 1989 by Dr. David Wekstein gram, participants must agree to come in and Dr. Fred Schmitt, the Biologically Re - once a year for testing and donate their Alzheimer’s disease is the most com - silient Adults in Neurological Studies brain tissue for research aer they die. mon cause of dementia in older individ - (BRAiNS) program is part of the Univer - “Alzheimer’s is no stranger to our partici - uals. Dementia is a medical condition sity of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center pants,” says Dr. Gregory Jicha, director of that affects the way the brain works. on Aging. e center was established to the BRAiNS program and a neurologist at Alzheimer’s disease affects the parts of identify and study changes that occur as UK since 2005. “People are vested in the the brain that control thought, mem - people age. Working toward a cure for program because they feel a real need to ory, and language. e cause of the dis - Alzheimer’s disease, the BRAiNS program help.” ease is unknown and there is no cure or currently has more than 250 participants More than four million Americans have prevention. who are part of the dementia clinic. Ap - Alzheimer’s, a disease that destroys brain An estimated 4 to 6 million people in proximately 500 volunteers make up the cells and causes memory problems that the U. S. currently suffer from Alzheimer’s control group for the experiment. grow worse over time. The fatal disease disease. It is estimated that this number “It’s the volunteers who are the heroes affects more than 60,000 people in will rise to more than 14 million people and heroines of this study,” says Dr. Kentucky. by the year 2050 if an effective treatment William Markesbery, the director of the “is gives us something unique among or prevention is not found. Sanders-Brown Center and a neurologist research centers,” Markesbery says. “We’re You are at higher risk if you: with the BRAiNS program since its incep - able to study the transition from normal to • Are age 65 or older. tion. “All of those wonderful people who abnormal cognitive function. It allows us • Have blood relatives with AD. have volunteered and stayed with us de - to understand the process.” • Are of African or Hispanic origin. serve the credit.” While the program benefits the research, • Have suffered a head injury. e BRAiNS program helps researchers it gives back to the volunteers as much as it • Have low educational attainment. understand the difference between changes receives. Any abnormal changes in a partic - • Have a genetic risk factor (apoE-4 that naturally come with aging and ipant’s memory are red-flagged by the doc - allele). changes that signal a problem. Participants tors, and with further investigation, other Courtesy: Sanders-Brown Center on Aging must be at least 70-years-old and have medical problems can be determined to be

the cause. For one-third of patients the cause of a red flag is a medical reason other than Alzheimer’s, such as silent stroke, medication or a vitamin deficiency. “We have an obligation to our partici - pants,” says Jicha. “I really push for medical intervention. Identifying early changes in our group helps prevent more problems in the future, and that’s wonderful.” e BRAiNS program’s doctors are al - ways looking for additional participants. An increase in the number of volunteers in the BRAiNS program will help researchers further understand the relationship be - tween aging and Alzheimer’s disease. “It is such an exciting time for people in the community to help and participate in finding a cure for the disease,” Jicha says. “It is an opportunity that exists not in the fu - ture, but today, here.” Anyone interested in learning more about the BRAiNS program should contact Diane Spencer at 859-323-6422 ([email protected]) or Kathy Grossman at 859-257-5562 ([email protected]).

Dr. Jicha examines Justine Brinkley, a healthy volunteer from Somerset, during her yearly appointment as part of the clinical trial control group. 21 t’s a cliché to say that Tom Leach is liv - Iing his dream job, but there’s no way Pro files in BLUE around it — that’s simply the truth. He is one of those few individuals who knew as a teenager what he wanted to do with his life. rough hard work, persistence, and a bit of luck, he’s built a career for himself around sports that now entitles him to the Tom Leach “Voice of the Wildcats” moniker. Leach, who earned a degree in journalism from UK in 1983, began his sportscasting career at age 16 when he worked for his hometown radio station in Paris. Pursuing his dream career just out of high school, he sought guidance from sportscasting icon Cawood Ledford and sent him a tape to critique. “My mom and dad always encouraged me to shoot for the moon. Don’t set limits on yourself,” says Leach. Ledford gave the young reporter valu - able insight. “Cawood told me it’s good for the audience to know the UK broad - caster wants to see the Cats win,” says Leach, “but you must also tell your listen - ers when the team is playing poorly.” Leach played baseball at Bourbon County High School. His father, Alvin, played for the Lexington Hustlers, a semi- pro baseball team. Brother Steve played for the Georgetown team. An uncle played for UK during the “Bear” Bryant days. Leach loved UK sports and he sought a front row seat calling UK games just like Ledford and Ralph Hacker. Leach began on the UK Radio Network in 1989 and eight years later was doing play-by-play for Kentucky football, adding basketball in the 2001-02 season. He is sports director for Clear Channel Radio of Lexington and anchors aernoon sports reporting on WLAP 630, the flagship sta - tion for the Big Blue Sports Network. He handles NBC and ESPN assignments . He’s been Kentucky Sportscaster of the Year four times and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Eclipse Award for excel - lence in coverage of oroughbred racing. He is kicking his career up a notch with Tom Leach Productions, launched last year with Jim Host of Lexington and J.C. Faulkner of Charlotte, NC. Married for almost 20 years to Robyn

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Visit and read a letter from Cawood Ledford to Tom Leach critiquing him on his calling of the 1997 Kentucky/Alabama football broadcast. 2 ALUMNI WEEKEND April 18-20 University of Kentucky 2008 he University of Kentucky Alumni Association wel - Tcomes all alumni, friends and families from around the world to celebrate all things UK during 2008 Alumni Weekend, April 18-20.

The university has planned an exciting weekend of events, including the return of a well-loved UK tradition — Little Kentucky Derby. We encourage you to bring your family with you to enjoy these fun and family-friendly events. This weekend is a celebration for you and we hope that you will join us!

Schedule and activities are subject to change. Transportation is not provided. For complete and up-to-date information about Alumni Weekend, visit, keyword: weekend.

Some of the family-friendly activities:

Friday, April 18 Keeneland, Noon- p.m. (Ticket prices start at $/person) Bring your friends and enjoy racing during Spring Meet. For tickets call Keeneland: 859-254-3412 or 1-800-456-3412.

Little Kentucky Derby Balloon Glow & UK Family Picnic, 7-10 p.m. ($/person; children under 12 free) Hot air balloons will light up the night sky while families enjoy a barbeque picnic with games, giveaways and music at the E.S. Good Barn field. Saturday, April 19 Blue/White Football Game, TBD (Free) The 2008 UK football team plays in an offense vs. format at Commonwealth Stadium. For children: the Wildcat Refuge play area, open weather permitting.

Little Kentucky Derby Morning Balloon Race, 10 a.m. (Free) Balloonists will drop a beanbag as close as possible to a designated target. Spectators will gather at E.S. Good Barn field.

Little Kentucky Derby Balloon Race, - p.m. (Free) Enjoy a hare and hound hot air balloon race. Spectators will gather at the E.S. Good Barn field.

Cocktail Reception, -7 p.m. ($/person) Stop by the King Alumni House to enjoy complimentary music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while reminiscing and mingling with fellow UK alumni.

UK Baseball vs. Florida, 7 p.m. ($2-$/person) UK takes on the Gators at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Sunday, April 20 Golf, 7:0 a.m.- p.m. ($0 and $/ person) UK alumni have the exclusive opportunity to golf on the private University Club of Kentucky. Call 859-381-8585

To register, call 1-800-269-ALUM or 859-257-8905. To Benefit The UK Alumni Association Student Scholarship Fund Bid April 20 - May 12 Here’s your chance to help students and have fun at the same time. Bid on these items (and more!) from April 20 – May 12.

Caywood Ledford, Voice of the Wildcats: Bid on a life-size cutout of this legendary individual, who was much more than an announcer to UK fans. Donated by Dawn at the Downs: William Schuetze, During Kentucky Derby week, have a Louisville special personal view of the final preparations made by owners and trainers of the greatest Thoroughbred horses for the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.” Four people will be escorted backside of Churchill Downs to witness the final workouts. Donated by George Ochs, Louisville Kyle Macy Basketball Session: Have a one-hour basketball lesson with Kyle Macy (no age restrictions). Donated by Kyle Macy, Lexington Kenny Walker Basketball Session: Have a one-hour basketball lesson (Schooling the Big Man) with Kenny Walker. Drive a Porsche for a Weekend: Donated by Kenny Walker, Lexington Pick up a 2007 Porsche Cayman in Lexington on Friday afternoon and drive it until Monday morning. (Must be 25 years or older with valid driver’s license and insurance.) Be a Sponsor Donated by Porsche Donate an item of Lexington • Help students attending UK • Promote your business: your logo and Web site will be displayed on the donor page • Tax deductable • Over 400,000 Web site visits • Use the online form

For a complete description and terms of all auction items, visit www. Run For The Roses! 2008 UK Homecoming No self-respecting UK grad can let the bon. Top with another splash of seltzer, & Golden Wildcat first Saturday in May come and go without stir, and garnish with a sprig of mint. Serve Society Reunion a nod to the Kentucky Derby. UK alumni immediately! will reconnect during Derby Parties across Save The Date! the country May 3 and celebrate the most famous two minutes in sports from Oct. 17-19 Churchill Downs. Tradition dictates the It’s never too early to plan to return to making of a or two. Here’s a campus, visit with favorite friends and have variation by Alton Brown of “Good Eats” a good time. is year, the Class of 1958 on the Food Network. will be inducted into the Golden Wildcat Society and the UK Wildcats will take to Ingredients: the field against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Look for event updates on the UK Alumni 10 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish Association Web site, 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar keywords: Homecoming or Golden. Seltzer water Crushed ice 2 1/2 ounces Kentucky bourbon whiskey

Place the mint leaves in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass and top with the sugar. Get Your New Crush the mint using a muddler or pestle UK License Plate! until the leaves begin to break down. Add Visit, keyword: a splash of seltzer water, fill the glass 3/4 Derby for the location of alumni club full with crushed ice, and add the bour - parties in your area.

A Thanksgiving Feast International UK students and their families made their way to King Alumni House in November to enjoy a traditional American anksgiving buffet, including turkey with Alumni, students, friends and fans of UK dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pecan and pumpkin pies, and more. living in Kentucky can now show their Wildcat spirit with an all-new UK colle - giate license plate. e specialty plate fea - tures the interlocking UK athletics logo in blue against a white background with "Go Big Blue" across the bottom. e design update is the first since the UK collegiate plate appeared in 1988. e purchase and renewal of each UK plate includes a $10 contribution to the university's general scholarship fund. n a r o m e D z i L : o t o h P Many international UK students tasted pumpkin pie for the first time last fall at the King Alumni House Thanksgiving buffet. 27 Club Hopping

Members of the Chattanooga UK Alumni Club enjoyed the Champaign Picnic at the overlook on top of Monteagle near Sewanee College.

The Sarasota UK Alumni Club had fun in the sun at Siesta Beach. UK baseball coach was the guest at the Franklin County UK Alumni Club annual meeting. Cohen, left, is pictured with Jim Owens, club president.

The Tampa Bay UK Alumni Club joined with area alumni clubs The Greater Nashville UK Alumni Club entertained over 400 UK from the and Western Kentucky University fans with a tailgate party prior to the UK/Vandy football game. to host Connecting with Kentuckians. Over 50 alumni of the three Those in attendance included, left to right, Morris Smith, club schools attended, including club presidents Michele Brown, WKU, president, Jean Pickard, Bob Pickard, Will Starks and Sarah Starks. Becky Walker, UK, and Owen Schlaug, UofL.

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Hardin County UK Alumni Club

About 1,500 UK alumni live in the Hardin County UK Alumni Club area and Larry Kimber - lain, president of the club, would be happy if they all became members. “Anyone looking for a closer connection to the University of Kentucky can find it here. Each year we hold a number of get-togethers and activities so we can enjoy UK sports with fellow alumni. It’s also a way to keep members in - formed about what’s new on campus,” he says. e club began in the early 1960s. It’s grown to 250 members from Elizabeth - town and the surrounding communi - ties. e club is a friendly group and UK game watch parties and basketball bus trips are favorite activities. e club arranges outings, just like it did recently with bus trips to the UK vs. UAB bas - ketball game that was played in Louisville and the UK vs. Tennessee game played in Lexington. Besides get - ting to see the game, other highlights of the day included a pep rally put on by the Greater Louisville Alumni Club, face painting and good eats. About 40 members made the trip to Louisville and 30 to Lexington. Members also enjoyed an indoor tail - gate and game watch party for the South Carolina vs. UK football game. About 70 members enjoyed barbeque by Texas Outlaw, Hardin County UK Alumni snacks, a door prize and a raffle. Club members, family and e club is proud of its fund-raising track record which has resulted in a $30,000 endowed schol - friends enjoyed a bus trip to arship to help UK students from the area. at money was raised through hard work over the years Lexington to see the with fund drives, as well as a large donation by a club member. e scholarship, named in memory Tennessee vs. UK basketball of Joe Goodman, honors a man who was one of the club founders and served as its president for game. many years. e club has plans to put on a Student Send-off and present book awards at local schools in the future. Anyone interested in attending a Hardin County UK Alumni Club upcoming event can visit its Web site. Go to, keyword: Hardin. 29 Feels Like Coming Home.

Come home to the historic Crowne Plaza Campbell House in Lexington, your home away from home.

Kentuckians pride themselves on hospitality and at the Campbell House, we’re proud to be part of that Kentucky Tradition.

Offering all the amenities you expect when you travel— and more. Like Tempurpedic mattresses in every room, along with indoor pool, high speed internet access, on-site dining and live entertainment.

And the Campbell House is centrally located,with close proximity to the University of Kentucky, so you’re just minutes away from your other favorite Kentucky tradition.

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Use all of the great member benefits that are waiting for you.

Two ways to join or renew… 1. Visit us on the Web at Paula Pope 2. Call the office at 1-800-269-ALUM President or 859-257-8905 UK Alumni Association College View

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UK College of Pharmacy students and faculty have been named among the na - tion’s best in two separate indexes recently released. A five-year statistical analysis of pass rates on the NAPLEX, the North Ameri - can Pharmacist Licensure Examina - tion, shows UK Col - lege of Pharmacy students are first in the nation among 89 U.S. accredited phar - macy schools. “Our students are the best of the very best and over the last six years have no equal,” says Dean Kenneth B. Roberts. “Our enrollment is 90 percent Kentucky residents and Ken - tuckians should be s n i

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As you walk down one particularly long In Dr. Zwischenberger’s case, 30 years after receiving his white corridor in the administrative wing medical degree cum laude from the University of Kentucky he has returned to its Medical Center as of UK’s Chandler Medical Center, you Chairman of the Department of Surgery. may at times hear the distinctly soulful sounds of a harmonica. A native of Louisville, this son of a seed dealer acknowledges that his decision to become a physician ZDV LQÁXHQFHG HDUO\ RQ E\ D IDPLO\ IULHQG /RXLVYLOOH As you approach the door marked “Chair/Surgery pediatrician Dr. Paul Kirschner, and later during his Department,” the tune beckons you to enter, but it undergraduate years at UK by Drs. Nicholas Pisacano FHDVHV DV \RX GR VR 7KH UHFHSWLRQLVW FRQÀUPV WKDW WKH DQG :DUG *ULIÀQ DW WKH 0HGLFDO &HQWHU $IWHU UHFHLYLQJ PXVLF HPDQDWHV IURP EHKLQG WKH RIÀFH GRRU RI 'U his M.D. in 1977, Zwisch completed a series of residencies, -RVHSK ´-D\µ =ZLVFKHQEHUJHU :KHQ \RX HQWHU KLV RIÀFH ÀUVW DW 0LFKLJDQ LQ JHQHUDO VXUJHU\ DQG WKHQ LQ FULWLFDO the doctor is absorbed in a stack of detailed drawings of care, followed by cardiothoracic surgery, and later a human heart, but on the desk beside those drawings received a cardiac fellowship from the National Institutes lies a small harmonica. of Health (NIH). In 1986 he became a practicing surgeon Very quickly, one realizes that this and professor of surgery, medicine, and radiology at the individual (“Zwisch” to his friends) University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where epitomizes what this Commerce he was also the primary researcher for severe respiratory Lexington Series is all about: IDLOXUH DQG IRU GHYHORSLQJ DQ DUWLÀFLDO OXQJ GHYLFH each has featured a UK graduate who, like UK’s In May 2007 he returned to the UK Med Center where, President Dr. Lee Todd, Jr., according to colleagues, his personality, his teaching KDV DFKLHYHG VLJQLÀFDQW style, and his unique ability to build consensus has career success else- already had an effect on both the surgery department where and then has and much of the College of Medicine. “Coming back opted to return to the home to Kentucky has been a joy,” he volunteers. “The Lexington area. UK medical environment is wonderful. We have great people” (including, he proudly mentions, six of ADVERTISEMENT

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In 1993, she was the first work with Reminder Newspa - King Alumni House UK deans. e Elizabethtown woman to be appointed to the pers. She is a writer at the Jor - Lexington, KY couple marked the occasion by federal court in Kentucky. She gensen Center for the Performing 40506-0119; taking a transatlantic cruise. lives in Lexington with her hus - Arts at the University of Con - Fax us at 859-323-1063; band, Wesley B. Coffman ’78 necticut. Previously she worked E-mail us at 1960s DE, a practicing dentist. She has for e Hartford Courant and [email protected] or two grown children. was a U. S. Senate aide. submit your information William Loomis ’61 AS is in the online community at retired from the Lockheed Mar - 1970s Mack R. Mathews ’73 AS is a tin Corp., where he served as practicing medical oncologist keyword: class vice president of missile defense Allen H. Moffitt ’70 DE is pres - and hematologist at Kingsport Please be advised systems. 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Department of Labor, acting ex - Newark from 1995 to 2001 and Phoebe Knight Helm ’80 ED is Durham, N.C., with his wife ecutive director of the Office of prior to that worked in Exten - the interim president of Hartnell and they have two daughters. Financial Institutions and gen - sion at UK and OSU. He re - College in Salinas, Calif. She also eral counsel of the Kentucky ceived the National Program of is a retired president of Truman Douglas E. Browning ’82 BE is Horse Racing Authority. Excellence Gold Award in 2000 College in Chicago, Ill., and a the vice president of operations from Epsilon Sigma Phi, the former vice chancellor for eco - finance and division chief finan - John M. McCarty ’75 AG has honorary fraternity for Cooper - nomic development and voca - cial officer for Health Manage - been a judge for the 38th Dis - ative Extension professionals. tional education for California ment Associates Inc. He trict of Kentucky, serving Han - Community Colleges. Her career previously served as vice presi - cock, Ohio, Butler and Kevin Flamm ’79 EN is pro - in education includes teaching at dent and division CFO for the Edmonson counties since 2001. gram manager – assembled the K-12, community college and largest operating division of His law career has included chemical weapons alternatives at graduate school levels. Triad Hospitals Inc. work in both private and public the Department of the Army in capacities. He spent 20 years as Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Alphonso Ogbuehi ’80 AS, ’83 Richard Woodyard ’82 EN is city attorney for Hawesville and He is responsible for life cycle BE is the dean of the School of the vice president of business de - also was a commonwealth’s at - management of the Defense De - Business and Management at velopment for eCardio Diagnos - torney in 1992 under the ap - partment’s $8 billion chemical Park University in Parkville, Mo. tics in Houston, Texas. He has pointment of Gov. Brereton weapons destruction program to He previously was professor of over 25 years experience in Jones. He lives in Hawesville destroy the chemical weapons marketing and international health care management, with with his wife, Carolyn Drury stockpiles located in Colorado business at Bryant University in specific focus and contributions McCarty ’75 ED. and Kentucky. He previously Smithfield, R.I. He also worked in the cardiology medical de - served as the program manager as director of the master of sci - vices arena. He recently worked Raymond A. Lowery ’76 AS is for the elimination of chemical ence in international marketing in senior sales leadership roles the coordinating principal at weapons within the U.S. Army program in the Erivan K. Haub with Guidant, now a part of Kerr High School, a self-paced Chemical Materials Agency. He School of Business at Saint Boston Scientific Corp. He lives learning campus, in the Alief In - is married to Kaye Kearney Joseph’s University in Philadel - in Montgomery, Texas. dependent School District in Flamm ’79 EN. phia, Pa. Ogbuehi is a founding Houston, Texas. He previously member and the first executive Dan Liebman ’85 CIS is the ed - has served the school district as 1980s secretary for the International itor-in-chief of e Blood-Horse teacher, administrator, and asso - Academy of African Business magazine. He joined the maga - ciate principal. Lowery began Augustine M.K. Choi ’80 AS is and Development. zine staff in 1993 as research di - his teaching career working in chief of pulmonary and critical rector and later became Columbia, South America, and care medicine at Brigham & Deborah A. omas ’80 AS, executive editor. Prior to that, he taught children in private Women’s Hospital at Harvard ’86 GS is the vice president for was the Midwest deputy editor schools. Medical School. He was previ - regulatory affairs for BiPar Sci - for e Racing Times as well as a ously a professor of medicine and ences Inc., a privately held bio- columnist for the Kentucky bu - Robert Harrett ’77 DES is a the chief of the division of pul - pharmaceutical company reau of Daily Racing Form healthcare architect and planner monary, allergy and critical care developing novel cancer thera - from1984-1991. Liebman is a at Hart Freeland Roberts, Archi - medicine at the University of pies. Prior to joining BiPar, she member of the UK School of tects & Engineers of Nashville, Pittsburgh School of Medicine. spent almost 17 years as a senior Journalism and Telecommunica - Tenn. As the full-time Kentucky He also has served as director of director of clinical regulatory af - tions Advisory Board. He lives representative for the firm, he is research in pulmonary and criti - fairs at Genentech Inc. She lives in Frankfort. based in Louisville. He previ - cal care medicine at Yale Univer - in San Mateo, Calif. ously was the director of health - sity School of Medicine and was Karl Horlander ’86 EN is an as - care design for Parsons Corp. on the faculty of Johns Hopkins Hugh J. Findlay ’81 AS is em - sociate with the intellectual prop - University. Choi was named the ployed by Network Appliance erty law firm Brinks Hofer Garvin W. Quinn ’77 ’94 CIS first recipient of the American Inc. in Research Triangle Park, Gilson & Lione. He recently is the director of agricultural Lung Association Commitment N.C., where his roles range from earned his law degree from the communications services at to Lung Health Award, based on Web administration to knowl - Indiana University School of Oklahoma State University his work with the association edge management and corporate Law. He worked as a law clerk for (OSU) in Stillwater, Okla. He and as an advocate for patients communications. He worked the firm prior to becoming an as - previously served as the director with lung disease. previously for EMC Corp. and sociate in its Indianapolis office. of marketing and communica - the Kelton Group Inc. as man - tions at the Institute of Agricul - Gary Feather ’80 EN is the vice ager of emerging technology. He David W. Liddle ’87 AS is di - ture at the University of president of consumer systems maintains a technical blog and rector of corporate communica - Tennessee. He also was director and technology at Sharp Labo - also is the author of a book of tions for Cubic Corp. where he of agricultural communications ratories of America in Camas, poetry, “Eat My Words,” which is is responsible for managing de - at the University of Delaware – Wash., where he lives. posted online. He lives in velopment, implementation and 7 Class Notes administration of all aspects of Lora Humphrey Beebe ’89 ’00 electricity while improving air governor’s office of state planning Cubic’s external and internal NUR is associate professor and quality. Stice’s involvement in and policy, working on Gov. Phil communications. He also has coordinator of the psychiatric the project included environ - Bredesen’s revised school funding been the principal of DWL mental health nurse practitioner mental reporting, the installa - formula. He also served in the Public & Government Affairs, a program at the University of tion of new pollution measuring Bredesen administration as assis - consultancy based in Washing - Tennessee College of Nursing. instruments and the coordina - tant to the commissioner of fi - ton, D.C. He lives in San Diego, She recently received a $140,000 tion of certification processes. nance and administration. He Calif. grant from the National Insti - He lives in Maysville. lives in Franklin, Tenn. tutes of Mental Health to exam - Pat Talley ’87 BE is president of ine a nursing intervention she 1990s George Ellenberg ’94 AS is the Lloyd’s Kentucky Inc., a U.S. adapted to increase exercise mo - associate dean of the College of subsidiary of Lloyds of London. tivation in individuals with Laurie Kidd Dudgeon ’91 AS, Arts and Sciences at the Univer - Lloyd’s has been licensed in schizophrenia. Beebe was the ’94 LAW is the deputy director sity of West Florida. He also is an Kentucky since 1937 and is rec - 2007 recipient of the National of the Administrative Office of American Council on Education ognized as one of the world’s Award for Excellence in Re - the Courts for Kentucky. She (ACE) Fellow for the 2007-2008 leading markets for specialized search from the American Psy - began serving with the Justice academic year. Established in risk. Talley lives in Frankfort. chiatric Nurses Association. She and Public Safety Cabinet in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program lives in Knoxville, Tenn. 2005 and assumed her current is designed to strengthen institu - Greg Schultz ’88 ED is the as - position in 2006 when she was tions and leadership in American sistant superintendent of cur - James A. Stice ’89 EN is an en - named executive director of the higher education by identifying riculum for the Bullitt County vironmental health and safety Office of Drug Control Policy. and preparing promising senior school district. He previously manager with Dayton Power She lives in Frankfort. faculty and administrators for was the principal of North Bul - and Light Company, a utility leadership positions. Ellenberg’s litt High School and prior to company which recently com - Michael Drescher ’92 AS is the fellowship year will be hosted by that, worked at Oldham County pleted the first North American senior vice president of govern - Georgia College and State Uni - High for 12 years, starting as a commercial-use installation of ment and community relations versity in Milledgeville, Ga. He social studies teacher, depart - flue gas desulfurization equip - for the Nashville Convention lives in Pensacola, Fla., with his ment chairman, dean of students ment. is technology is de - and Visitors Bureau. He previ - wife, Karen omson Ellenberg and associate principal. signed to generate low cost ously was deputy director for the ’92 CIS.

8 Spring 2008 Class Notes Caroline D. Shively ’94 CIS is a Mickey T. Webster ’94 AS, ’00 Virginia Report, Federal News Re - Head, S.C., where she lives. She general news correspondent for LAW is an associate with Wyatt port, e 9 o’clock Newshour , and previously served as the school’s Tarrant & Combs LLP. Prior to the Latenight Report . She previ - assistant principal. Prior to that, Channel joining the firm, he served as a ously anchored hourly newsbriefs she worked as a teacher at Elk (FNC). Previ - law clerk in the Sixth Circuit produced by National Public Horn Middle School in Frank - ously, she was a Court for Judge Eugene E. Siler Radio for national PBS stations fort, Ky., Burns Middle School in correspondent Jr. He lives in Lexington. and also spent six years as a corre - Brandon, Fla., and Battery Creek for e Edge, spondent for NBC News Chan - High School in Beautfort, S.C. the network’s television affiliate Brian F. Haara ’96 LAW was nel. Before that she was an news service. She joined FNC in named one of Louisville’s top anchor and local government re - Scott C. Kopittke ’99 DES is a 2002 as a freelance reporter and Forty Under 40 business leaders porter for WLEX-TV in Lexing - senior associate with Edge & is based in Washington, D.C. by Business First, a Louisville- ton. She lives in Arlington, Va. Tinney Architects Inc. in Day - based business journal. A found - ton, Ohio. A licensed architect, Robert J. euerkauf ’94 AG is ing member of Tachau Meek James E. Cole ’96 EN is a direc - he has been with the company a director with the Louisville PLC, Haara represents plaintiffs tor with the Louisville law firm for eight years and was involved law firm of Middleton Reut - and defendants in a variety of of Middleton with several of the firm’s award- linger. A regis - business, employment, banking Reutlinger. A winning projects throughout tered patent and insurance disputes, includ - registered patent the Dayton area. He lives in attorney in the ing noncompete and breach of attorney in the Springboro, Ohio. firm’s intellec - fiduciary duty cases. He lives in firm’s intellec - tual property Louisville with his wife Laura tual property Woody Maglinger III ’99 AS is and litigation Michelle Haara ’96 LAW. practice group, Cole received his community relations coordina - sections, euerkauf concen - law degree from the University tor for the Green River Area trates on patent and trademark Beverly Kirk ’96 GS will be the of Louisville Brandeis School of Development District in law. He received his law degree 2008 UK Commencement Law. He lives in Louisville. Owensboro, where he lives. from the University of Louisville speaker in May. She works for Aer serving as a public admin - Brandeis School of Law. He lives NewsChannel 8 in Arlington, Amanda Williams O’Nan ’97 istration specialist for the last in Louisville. Va., where she is a news anchor AG is principal of Hilton Head five years, he now manages the for the Washington Report, Island High School in Hilton agency’s public relations efforts.

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Marion Berry (D-Ark), GS, ’07 LAW is an associate at Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz in Lexington. working on agriculture, energy, Spilman omas & Battle PC in the firm’s corporate prac - environment and appropriations PLLC practicing in the areas of tice group where her focus is Meg Ballash ’06 AG works for issues. Her background in agri - consumer finance and general franchise law. She previously cinda b inc., a travel bag com - culture policy development and litigation. She lives in spent five years practicing fran - pany located in Atlanta, Ga., analysis includes a doctorate in Charleston, W.Va. chise and bankruptcy law with where she lives. animal science from the Univer - Ta Stettinius & Hollister LLP sity of Maryland as well as a mas - Trevor Steinhauser ’01 CIS is in Cincinnati, Ohio. She lives in Hana Swain ’06 FA is a first year ter’s degree in animal science vice president of Steinhauser Nashville, Tenn. student at the West Virginia from Michigan State University. Inc., in Newport. He previously School of Osteopathic Medicine Peterson raises Hampshire and was a sales representative for the Barron A. Mathis ’03 BE is the in Lewisburg, W.Va. Shropshire sheep on her farm in company, where he and his sister vice president at JC Reed Advi - Frederick, Md. are the fourth generation to sory Group in Franklin, Tenn., Whitney Leigh Myers ’07 FA is work in the 102-year-old family where he oversees the operations a student at the University of 2000s printing company. He lives in and investment direction for the North Carolina – Greensboro, Fort omas. full-service firm and its clients. where she is pursuing a master’s Brett Baker ’01 CIS writes ad - He previously served as the degree in vocal performance. vertisements and commercials for Ashley A. Ryan ’02 CIS, ’07 firm’s investment director. He e Martin Agency in Rich - LAW is an associate at Fowler lives in Franklin, Tenn. mond, Va. ree of his “spots” Measle & Bell PLLC. Her pri - have appeared on national TV, mary area of practice is corpo - In Memoriam The UK Alumni Association extends its sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased. Annette Newlin Kiel ’32 of John B. Jones ’39 John H. Sutterfield ’44 Reb J. McGohon ’49 Ft. omas of Nashville, Tenn., of Georgetown of South Charleston, W. Va. Margaret Bell Humphreys ’32 Life Member Jean Phipps White ’45 William G. Paasch ’49 of Lexington, Life Member Hazel D. Brown ’39 of Pikeville of San Diego, Calif. of Louisville William P. Richardson Jr. ’32 Hazel Harmon Jackson ’40 Esther Nevitt Hall ’46 Betty Smedley Bryson ’49 of New Orleans, La. of Stanford of Cincinnati, Ohio of Lexington Grace George Bates ’33 Harry J. Weaks Jr. ’40 Robert C. Buckner ’47 Robert L. Boggess ’49 of Tuckahoe, N.Y. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Fellow of Lexington of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Mary Price omas ’33 Marion Kuebler Allen ’40 Julian W. Knippenberg ’47 Carroll M. Ewing ’50 of Florence of Chattanooga, Tenn. of Blacksburg, Va. of Lexington Charlotte McNeely Russell ’50 James S. Calvin ’35 Denny G. Wiley ’41 of Versailles Clell F. DeSpain ’48 of Clinton, Tenn., Fellow of Durham, N.C. Helen Blackburn Bridges ’41 of Lexington, Fellow Chester A. Estridge Jr. ’50 Virginia Robinson French ’37 of Mt. Sterling Donald F. Barker ’48 of Jeffersonville, Ind. of Dundee, Ill. Mary Weisenberger Martin ’41 of Newport Beach, Calif. James E. Rader ’50 of McKee Richard M. Sandefur ’37 of Goodland, Fla. Robert M. Dean ’49 Joe I. Rankin ’50 of Lexington of Edmonton of Austin, Texas Lorraine Harris Dicken ’42 J. Edward Cunningham ’50 Elizabeth Bruce Hardwick of Owingsville Charles D. Butterworth ’49 of Miami, Fla., Fellow Lowell ’38 of New York, N.Y. Sylvia Siegel Wilson ’42 of Montgomery, Ala., Life Member Jesse C. Williams ’50 David L. Davis ’39 of Louisville of Stuart, Fla. of Skokie, Ill. David W. Kinnaird ’43 Donald H. Robinson ’49 of Louisville, Life Member Robert S. Webster ’50 E. M. Allen Jr. ’39 of Louisville of Louisville of Anchorage, Ky., Margaret Cassity Botkin ’43 Farnum O. Lewis ’49 Life Member of North Ft. Myers, Fla. Fred Nelson ’51 of Lexington of Chattanooga, Tenn. Homer W. ompson ’39 Lysbeth Mai Wallace ’43 Millard F. Bowen ’49 of Clarksville, Ind. of Tulsa, Okla. John C. Platter ’51 of Hopkinsville of Brevard, N.C. Philip L. Pearce ’49 of Prospect

0 Spring 2008 In Memoriam John L. Spinks ’51 Sharon Scott Nunley ’64 Kim Silvanik Railey ’82 of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif. of Columbus, Ohio of Louisville Betty Andrews Martin ’52 Chester H. Disque ’65 Nicola Dean Richards ’83 of Louisville of Park Hills of Montgomery Village, Md. Leonard E. Wood ’52 Geraldine O. Summay ’65 Janet Hughes Weathers ’83 of Annandale, Va. of Millersburg of Lexington Betty Goessman Lemley ’52 Susan B. Price ’65 Sherian Bashaw Ferrell ’83 of Minneapolis, Minn. of Nicholasville of Lexington, Fellow, Life Member Patrick H. Dickinson ’53 Gary D. Hawksworth ’66 Gerald J. Nicolas Jr. ’84 of Sarasota, Fla., Life Member of Tucson, Ariz. of Bartonville, Texas Louisa Toombs Carlson ’53 omas M. Kron ’66 Mark S. Shaut ’84 of Lubbock, Texas of Louisville of Georgetown, Life Member Alvin C. Egbert ’54 Mary L. Penick ’66 Gina Barnes Hughes ’85 of Charlottesville, Va. of Alexandria of Frankfort Felix E. Martin Jr. ’54 Vernon G. Merrick ’67 Porter L. Ramsey IV ’87 of Madisonville of Somerset of Frankfort George A. Head ’54 Jane Rogers Miser ’68 Anthony Childers ’91 of Upper Sandusky, Ohio of Lexington of Lexington Glen E. Alderdice ’54 Nancy Redmond Schumacher ’68 Sara A. Zolondek ’91 of Louisville of Denver, Colo. of Lexington Ralph M. Beard Jr. ’54 Linda Ochs Wade ’69 Karen L. Coon ’93 of Louisville of Louisville of Georgetown Donald E. Weight ’55 G. Emmett McCall ’69 Brian S. Conley ’94 of Citrus Heights, Calif. of Winston Salem, N.C. of Lexington Aubra E. Hedger ’56 Forrest T. Fornash ’71 Neal C. Floyd ’97 of Lexington of Alexandria of Nicholasville Madeline Boyd Jones ’56 Jack D. Kiser ’72 of Lexington Rosie Jiles Hudson ’97 of Lexington G. Russell Shearer Jr. ’73 of Cincinnati, Ohio Coburn Blackerby Cashman ’57 of Lexington, Life Member Mary Lange Lafleur ’04 of Lexington, Fellow Jamann M. McCann ’73 of Lexington William J. Jones ’57 of Lexington of Cookeville, Tenn. Maxmelien Mack ’73 Former Students Daniel T. Lockard ’58 of Boynton Beach, Fla. Mary J. Bass of Burlington of Houston, Texas Clarice F. Williams ’73 Dorothea Stamatis Boaz of Lexington W. Hudson Patton ’58 of Lexington J. Clemens Caldwell of Danville, Fellow of Henderson Karel Ivy Glover ’74 June Fairbaugh Care of Lexington Jeroline A. Baker ’59 of Plano, Texas Robert E. Casher Sr. of Lexington of Frankfort Randy M. Cummings ’75 John B. Conrad of Lexington, Stephen B. Logan ’59 of Bakersfield, Calif. Life Member, Fellow of Casa, Ark. David L. Manning ’75 Henry G. Foushee of Lexington James M. Phillips Jr. ’60 of Arlington, Va. of Simpsonville, S.C. Ann McBrayer Garrison Elizabeth Whinery Caprini ’76 of Lawrenceburg, Life Member James D. Maddox ’60 of Hinsdale, Ill., Life Member Carleen M. Kemper of Frankfort of Frankfort Dan A. O'Canna ’76 Sharon M. Koper of Louisville Richard W. Knodel ’60 of Lexington Joyce Walden Lewis of Englewood, Ohio of Bonita Springs, Fla. James W. Kemp ’76 Billy J. Arnold ’61 of Lexington, Fellow James E. Milder of South Orange, N.J. Murray G. Menter of Long Beach, Calif. of Owensboro Richard M. McCampbell ’77 George W. Cornett ’63 of Biloxi, Miss. Veda Sasser Powell of Lexington of Hindman Deborah Ladwig Frank ’79 Margaret Cli Prewitt of Paris, Fellow James K. Dunavent ’63 of Cincinnati, Ohio William C. Reynolds Jr. of Lexington of Sebastian, Fla. Darrell R. Holbrook ’80 Jill H. Smith of El Paso, Texas Jean Robbins Kanatzar ’64 of Lexington Mary Stauffer of Lexington of Lexington Nabil A. Garas ’80 Don H. Stonecipher of Atlanta, Ga. Nancy Harmon Gostomski ’64 of Concord, Calif. George S. Tate of Paris of Versailles Richard I. Longman ’81 Roger G. ompson of Ashland, Life Member Mary M. Williams ’64 of Fredericksburg, Va. Justine S. Trivette of Pikeville of Lexington 1


19 Moments In History gi certificates . . . A Lexington A group of faculty and Lexing - sportswriter proposes renaming ton lawyers donate a full-length Memorial Coliseum for Adolph portrait of Henry Clay to the UK Rupp . . . Approximately 600 in - Library. e portrait is the origi - dividuals from 35 states and rep - nal used for one of the best resentatives from Canada, known engravings of Clay and is Germany and England attend the by the artist “Hoffay” . . . On a annual UK Foreign Language trip to Natural Bridge, students Conference . . . Delta Tau Delta n a i

in Dr. Frank McFarland’s botany k retains the first place trophy it c u class think they have found a new t won last year in this year’s n e species growing on wildwood but K Lambda Chi Pushcart Derby . . . e h t later, when heated in the lab, it f Two Indonesian officials observe o y falls off and is discovered to be s classes and activities on campus as e t r chewing gum . . . Coach Adolph u part of the Indonesian Youth Spe - o c

Rupp motors to New York to ad - o cialist Project through the Na - t o h

dress the National Coaches Con - P tional Social Welfare Assembly. vention on “Basketball in the South”. . . Laughs all around During the 2005-’06 academic year, Paul Koontz, also known 198 when UK students are discussing as Sir Uller, practices on a Sunday afternoon with William Genie Sullivan is chosen editor spring vacation and one coed Thomas, also known as Titus Cato. The two students were for the 1984 Kentuckian year - asks, seriously, “Is Easter on Sun - members of the UK Medievalists, a group that enjoyed Me - book . . . e UK Board of day?” . . . It’s estimated the yearly dieval-style combat. UK typically has more than 250 organi - Trustees asks the Athletics Asso - quota of typewriter paper turned zations and clubs on campus. Student Affairs is responsible ciation to consider a regular sea - out by four UK stenographers for registering those student organizations and providing son matchup between UK and will fill 500 books each two them with resources and information. the University of Louisville bas - inches thick . . . Dean Paul Boyd ketball teams . . . Martha Royse, says there were 18 “straight A” head resident for Blanding Tower, students during the previous fall semester . . . Sue Layton and Bill retires and ends a 17-year stay at UK . . . e fih annual Women Lowenthal are chosen best-dressed UK students by the student Writers Conference takes place with featured writers George Ella body . . . A fund-raising campaign begins for a new student union Lyon and Lee Howard, among others . . . A tied baseball game is building and one of the first contributions is $20,000 from the called in the 13th inning at 3-3 between the UK Bat Cats and the Kentucky Kernel . . . Jean Foxworth, a senior in education from New York Institute of Technology. e game resumes the next day Lexington, is selected May Queen by 36 votes. and the Cats win 7-3 . . . Andrew Oppman, a journalism and po - litical science sophomore, is selected Kentucky Kernel editor for 198 fall 1983 . . . e university Senate approves a proposal to limit the A request by a Communist Rumanian for unpublished research number of computer science majors at UK . . . UK announces a six from the UK College of Engineering is turned over to the FBI . . . percent pay raise for faculty members . . . In the Worsham eatre, UK Trustees approve a budget that allots more than $1 million to nationally recognized astronomers Frank Drake and Robert Rood increase salaries and hire new personnel . . . Phyllis Hall reigns as debate the existance of extraterrestrial intelligence . . . Despite Military Ball Queen and her attendants are Margaret Combs and choppy winds, 20 entries in the Little Kentucky Derby balloon Barbara Wall . . . JoAnne Woodward appears in “e Long, Hot race launch from the E.S. Good Barn field and John Daughtery Summer” at the Ben Ali theatre . . . Some College of Arts & Sci - and Jerry Copas take first place in the Porter Paints corporate ences faculty members want to tighten English requirements, balloon. meaning students will have to maintain a 2.0 average . . . Wanda Cummins, Alpha Gamma Delta, and Ken Towery, Kappa Sigma, Compiled by Linda Perry win the Sigma Chi best-dressed contest and each pocket $75 in 

You’ve Got E-Mail . . . On May 13th, don’t expect the library to be quiet. Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the William T. Young Library.

After four years of construction and $58 million, the William T.Young Library opened its doors in 1998.

Today, it’s a symbol to all Kentuckians that academic or you could! excellence is our top priority and that we’re committed Did you receive your personal copy of the recent to becoming a Top 20 university. eAlumWise newsletter? If not, send your preferred e-mail address to the attention of [email protected] Don’t miss out on this and other 10th Anniversary UK online communications. Celebration Keep In Touch. Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 Tours: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Reception: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Presentation: 7 p.m. Special Guest Speaker: E. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University For additional information, please contact Sherree Osborne at [email protected]. Music City Bowl II s c i t e l h t A K U y s e t r u o C s o t o h P Victory was sweet as the Kentucky among the 27 non-BCS bowl games. Four Kentucky players, tailback Rafael Wildcats snatched a win from Florida UK is among bowl percentage leaders, Little, Jacob Tamme, quarter - State, 35-28, in the Gaylord Hotels having won the Music City Bowl the last back André Woodson, and linebacker Music City Bowl. two seasons. Kentucky’s bowl-game win - Wesley Woodyard, were selected for the Sparked by a huge turnout of Kentucky ning percentage now ranks 13th among Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., which fea - fans, the Music City Bowl ranked among the NCAA Division I schools that have tured top college seniors from around the the top 10 most attended bowl games for played in 12 or more bowl games. nation. Keenan Burton the 2007-08 post-season. The event had a Kentucky has an all-time record of 7-5 was selected as well but had arthroscopic bowl-record crowd of 68,661 at LP Field in bowl games, a winning percentage of knee surgery following his gutsy perform - in Nashville. That attendance ranked .583. A total of 63 Division I schools ance in UK’s victory in the Music City ninth among the 32 bowl games. That have played at least 12 bowl games. UK Bowl. Burton has recovered and has re - also rates as the fourth-best attendance ranks 13th among those 63 teams. sumed training.

UK Cheerleaders Win ment. ese same traits were immortalized in Nzenwa Named To All-SEC Team 16th National Title the film “RUDY,” enabling Daniel “Rudy” UK junior middle blocker Queen e University of Kentucky cheerleaders Ruettiger to carve his name into college foot - Nzenwa became Kentucky’s first American continued their dominance at the Univer - ball lore. Clayton, who lost his hearing at the Volleyball Coaches Association All-South sal Cheer Association National Champi - age of five, persevered as a walk-on for the Region selection since the 1993 season. onships by winning a record 16th title. e UK football team for the past five seasons. Nzenwa, a 2007 All-Southeastern Confer - championship is the squad’s fourth in the ence First Team selection, had an impres - last five years and 12th out of the last 14 Five Football Wildcats sive junior years. e squad earned an automatic bid Selected All-SEC season and was in the finals of the competition by placing Five Wildcats — tight end Jacob named a first- first in the South Regional based on a tape Tamme, linebacker Wesley Woodyard, team All-SEC submitted to the UCA last fall. quarterback André Woodson, defensive selection. She is end Jeremy Jarmon, and offensive tackle Kentucky’s Clayton Wins Inaugural RUDY Award Gary Williams —were named to the All- career leader Terry Clayton, a UK senior linebacker, was team. Tamme and single- named as the recipient of the inaugural and Woodyard were first-team selections, season leader RUDY Award, honoring NCAA Division I with Woodyard being one of only five in block assists. student-athletes who demonstrate exemplary unanimous choices. Woodson and Jarmon character, courage, contribution and commit - were second-team picks.

6 Spring 2008 Tamme Earns Honors On And Off The Field by Kelli Elam

When Jacob Tamme committed to play football for the Univer - speaking again. It was just really a privilege for me to be in a room sity of Kentucky, he had definite goals in mind. Now that his col - representing the University of Kentucky with so many people that legiate career is over, Tamme can look back and know that he I admire. achieved those goals and then some. Having completed his bachelor’s degree in integrated strategic Tamme was part of a senior class that helped change the national communications, Tamme, a Danville native, is now in the second perception of the UK football program. Tamme, an All-SEC tight year of study for his master’s degree in business administration. He end, helped Kentucky to back-to-back bowl wins for only the sec - is married to the former Allison Elmore. ond time in school history and the first time in 56 years, since the Other awards include the fih annual Bobby Bowden Award, 1950-51 seasons. given by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). is honor “Whenever I think about all of the things we have accomplished recognizes the Division I football player who epitomizes a student- the past couple of years, the thing I am most proud of is the fact that Kentucky now ex - pects to win every game,” Tamme said. “We are no longer satisfied to play well, but lose. We are only satisfied by winning games. We knew that SEC powers such as Florida, Geor - gia, Tennessee, and LSU were not going to come down. We knew that we had to raise our level of play.” Before getting to campus, Tamme recalls buying an “ESPN College Game Day” key chain, his favorite TV program, and dreaming of the day when the popular college football show would come to Lexington. at dream became reality this past season when “Game Day” broadcast live from the lawn of the William T. Young Library prior to the Florida/UK football game. “I remember being in Orlando, Fla., and buying the key chain. I told everyone that I was going to keep it on my key ring until the show came to Lexington. Some people laughed at me, but I kept it on there. I was so excited when it finally happened.” Tamme has received numerous honors for his on-the-field achievements, such as first-team University of Kentucky tight end Jacob Tamme (with trophy) was selected as the re - All-SEC pick each of the last two seasons and is cipient of the fifth-annual Bobby Bowden Award presented by the Fellowship of Kentucky’s all-time top pass-catching tight end. Christian Athletes. Also present were, left to right, Rod West, president and CEO of However, his performance in the classroom has Entergy New Orleans, Jim Tressel, Ohio State head coach; Bobby Bowden, Florida been just as impressive. He was named the State head coach; Les Miles, LSU head coach, and Benny Jones, FCA director of Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Louisiana. Year in a vote of the league coaches. Tamme also was chosen as athlete who conducts himself as a faith model in the community. one of the 2007 National Scholar-Athletes by the National Foot - “ere are so many resources available to student-athletes at ball Foundation and College Hall of Fame and was a finalist for Kentucky,” Tamme said. “I have to give credit to the CATS center, the Draddy Award, which is awarded to the National Football and of course, my wife Allison. She has really helped me stay fo - Foundation’s top scholar-athlete in the country. cused. My parents have been great also.” Tamme was chosen to speak on behalf of all 15 Draddy Award Tamme is pursuing his dream of playing in the NFL. If that finalists at the award ceremony. He says it is something he will doesn’t work out, he knows it simply signals an opportunity to never forget. pursue other dreams. “What an honor that was for me,” Tamme said. “at audience “I know I have one shot coming out of college and I plan to was full of such greats as Roger Staubach, Doug Flutie, Pete Car - make the most of it,” he said. “I have a very blessed life. We will go roll, and Steve Spurrier. I thought to myself if I can do this then I wherever the Lord takes us.” can do anything. I don’t think I will ever be nervous about public 7 Ed Hamilton ’85 AS has written “Legends of the Chelsea Hotel: Alan D. DeSantis, a professor of communications at UK, is the Living with Artists and Outlaws in New York’s Rebel Mecca,” a book author of “Inside Greek U.: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit that reveals the stories of the occupants behind the famous hotel’s of Pleasure, Power, and Prestige.” e inner workings of America’s doors. Historically, the living and working space of such great fraternities and sororities have long eluded the general public, writers as omas Wolfe, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Gins - whose knowledge derives largely from films such as “Animal berg, as well as musicians and actors Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, House” and “Legally Blonde.” In his new book, DeSantis argues Madonna and more, the hotel has crackled with an energy that in - that while these organizations claim to expand the life options of spired the artists who turned to it for refuge. their members, the gender classifications they reinforce retard the Hamilton, who also has lived at the Chelsea for almost a dozen intellectual and personal growth of the men and women who years, provides intimate portraits of the various artists who once comprise them. He says fraternity brothers are taught to be “real called it home. Andy Warhol shot his famous underground film, men” who are promiscuous, violent and competitive, while the “Chelsea Girls ,” in this building. It’s also the place where punk campus sorority houses mold their sisters to be their skinny, pas - rocker Sid Vicious allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Nancy Spun - sive and domestic “good girl” counterparts. gen, to death in 1978. With over 200,000 Greeks graduating each year, the book says that Now going through a transition period the pointed gender indoctrination taking with new management, the time was per - place on fraternity and sorority rows poses a fect for documenting its history. “Legends significant threat to how roles of men and of the Chelsea Hotel” tells the odd, funny, women are being transformed in the future. and oen tragic truth of the writers, DeSantis draws upon his 25 years of artists, and musicians — both the fa - experience with Greeks and argues that mous and the obscure — who have reforming fraternities and sororities is fallen prey to the Chelsea and slipped both possible and necessary. He deliv - into eccentricity and sometimes even ers an account guaranteed to raise eye - full-blown insanity. brows and spark conversations in fraternity and sorority houses, as well under’s Mouth Press as administration buildings across the country.

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David B. Dick ’56 ’64 AS is the author Paul R. Jordan ’50 AS has written Jayna Oakley ’79 CIS is co-author with of “A Journal for Lalie: Living rough “Echoes at Twilight,” about a man and his her sister-in-law Kelli Oakley of “Kentucky Prostate Cancer,” a chronicle of his life dur - family, separated during the Cold War be - TALEgating II: More Stories with Sauce,” a ing his health battle and how he and his tween the and the Soviet collection of great recipes, photos and sto - loved ones made their way through this Union and reunited in 1989, only to later ries from some of the Commonwealth’s medical challenge. be involved in conflicts of allegiance. avid football fans.

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Morris Allen Grubbs ’86 AS, ’01 GS has Amy Martin-Bombeeck ’93 AG is co- Lloyd B. Ramsey ’40 ED is the author of compiled “Conversations with Wendell author and co-editor of “Living in Luxem - “A Memoir,” which tells of his life from his Berry,” which contains interviews from 1973 bourg,” a guide for immigrants and earliest days in Somerset, Ky., his experi - to 2006 with the famous writer who has expatriates relocating to Luxembourg. She ences as a UK football player, and his var - produced over 50 books in various genres. also is the author of “Aren’t ey Supposed ied military career in World War II, Korea, to Speak English in Ireland?,” a humoristic and Vietnam, culminating with the rank of University Press of Mississippi short story in a collection “So Far and Yet major general. So Near — Stories of Americans Abroad.” Clinton County Historical Society Rapid Press 1-606-387-6021