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UK Alumni Clubs Honored for Outstanding Contributions

UK Alumni Service Award winners - Photo by Tim Webb
UK Alumni Service Award winners. Photo by Tim Webb.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 5, 2019) — The mission of the UK Alumni Association is to engage, connect, serve and celebrate alumni and friends of the University of Kentucky.

UK Alumni Association clubs serve a critical role in achieving this mission by bringing together alumni in their local communities to demonstrate their love and support for their alma mater through a variety of events and activities throughout the year. Some of these events include game-watch parties, group outings, social and professional networking events, service projects, book awards, scholarship fundraising, student send-offs and more.

The UK Alumni Association recognized many of its clubs at the Alumni Service Awards and Club Awards dinner during the association’s annual Summer Workshop.

Awards were given to in-state and out-of-state alumni clubs in six categories — Alumni Engagement, Scholarship, Service, Student Recruitment, New and Creative Program, and Most Improved — and determined by the Past Presidents’ Advisory Council.

The following clubs were recognized for outstanding contributions in one or more categories:

In-state Awards:

  • Greater Ashland: Student Recruitment;
  • Big Sandy: Student Recruitment;
  • Christian County: Alumni Engagement, Scholarship, and Student Recruitment;
  • Clark County: Scholarship;
  • Cumberland Valley East: New and Creative Program, Service, and Student Recruitment;
  • Fayette County: Alumni Engagement, New and Creative Program, Scholarship, and Service;          
  • Fulton County: Alumni Engagement, Scholarship, and Service;
  • Hardin County: Most Improved and Service;
  • Greater Louisville: Alumni Engagement, Scholarship, and Student Recruitment;
  • Mason County: Alumni Engagement and New and Creative Program;
  • McCracken County: Scholarship and Service; and
  • Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati: Alumni Engagement, Scholarship, and Student Recruitment.

 Out-of-state Awards:

  • Greater Atlanta: Alumni Engagement, Scholarship, and Student Recruitment;
  • Greater Birmingham: Service and Student Recruitment;
  • Central Indiana: Scholarship;
  • Central Ohio: Student Recruitment;
  • Central Texas: Alumni Engagement and Most Improved;
  • Central Virginia: Service;
  • Charlotte: Alumni Engagement;
  • Chattanooga: Service;
  • Chicagoland: Alumni Engagement, Scholarship, Service, and Student Recruitment;
  • Dallas/Fort Worth: Scholarship;
  • Greater Dayton: Scholarship, Service, and Student Recruitment;
  • Greater Houston: Scholarship and Service;
  • Jacksonville: Scholarship;
  • Greater Nashville: Alumni Engagement, Scholarship, Service, and Student Recruitment;
  • Nation’s Capital: Service;
  • New York City: Alumni Engagement and Scholarship; 
  • Northern Alabama: Alumni Engagement and Most Improved;
  • Pacific Northwest: Alumni Engagement;
  • San Diego: Service;
  • Sarasota/Suncoast: Alumni Engagement and Scholarship;
  • South Florida: New and Creative Program and Service;
  • Tampa Bay: Scholarship; and
  • Upstate SC: Alumni Engagement.

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit or call 800-269-2586.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for,”  and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for three straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.