LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 1, 2023) — Since 2010, the University of Kentucky has honored those who have passed with a memorial service called UK Remembers. This year the university is taking a new approach to allow the UK community far and wide to participate.
The UK Staff Senate will be hosting a hybrid opportunity to remember those UK faculty, staff and students lost since the spring of 2022. Additionally, UK faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to memorialize those they have lost who may not have been a part of UK but are still important to them – because “family” isn’t just those immediately employed by or attending UK.
The Staff Senate will have a table set up on the Main lawn on Administration Drive, Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 3 from noon to 2 p.m. each day to allow participants to write the name of the individual(s) on a memorial card to be placed along the walkways in front of the Main Building. If you are unable to attend in person, you may visit https://staffsenate.uky.edu/special-events/uk-remembers and add the individual(s) to the wall of remembrance candles.
As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.
In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.