"Big Blue Family" VIDEO: Jim and Lydia Wims Help UK Students Succeed
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 27, 2014) — University life holds a special place in the hearts of Jim and Lydia Wims.
As first-generation college students, both were heavily involved in residence life at Kent State University, where they met and eventually married.
They began raising their kids while working at Lincoln University in Missouri. Today, they both work on the University of Kentucky campus serving students in two unique roles. Jim serves as the associate vice president for student affairs while Lydia is the director of student support services.
Watch the video above to hear their "Big Blue Family" story and discover why working on the same campus helps their relationship as well as the students they they have devoted their lives to.
This video feature is part of a special new series produced by UKNow focusing on families who help make up the University of Kentucky community. There are many couples, brothers and sisters, mothers and sons and fathers and daughters who serve at UK in various fields. The idea is to show how UK is part of so many families’ lives and how so many families are focused on helping the university succeed each and every day.
Since the "Big Blue Family" series is now a monthly feature on UKNow, we invite you to submit future ideas. If you know of a family who you think should be featured, please email us. Who knows? We might just choose your suggestion for our next feature!