Even as many of us enjoyed a well-deserved holiday break, there have been several remarkable examples of the depth and breadth of UK’s service to community and the Commonwealth.
From the autism clinic our faculty established to confront a growing children’s health issue in our country to the remarkable work that led to a recent $7 million federal grant that will allow researchers to examine in great depth some of the underlying causes of substance abuse.
And from the incredible skill – and touching care – our doctors showed a high school student struck with a rare heart condition to a student-led philanthropy recognized as one of the top 10 volunteer efforts on a college campus in the United States.
Each of these stories – whether local or global in scope, yet always profoundly meaningful in impact – underscores how this university touches lives in every county of our Commonwealth as well as the larger world.
We are Kentucky’s indispensable institution, dedicated to a Promise that has endured for nearly 150 years ago that we will teach, discover, create and serve.
This is how we see blue for a new generation and a brighter tomorrow.
I’m excited about the future as another semester approaches.
As always, see blue.