Student and Academic Life

Alumni Association Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner for Multicultural Students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2019) — All University of Kentucky multicultural and international students are invited to join the UK Alumni Association, in partnership with the UK Student Government Association, UK Dining and the UK International Center, for the 14th annual Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Gatton Student Center Ballroom, located at 160 Avenue of Champions. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m.

Traditional Thanksgiving foods, including vegetarian options, will be on the menu, as well as dessert. There will be a drawing for door prizes at the end of the event. The dinner is free, but space is limited. Students can RSVP by clicking on the blue “Registration” button at www.ukalumni.net/MCTG19.

For questions or more information, contact Sara-Elizabeth Bush at saraelizabeth.bush@uky.edu or 859-257-8700.

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 www.ukalumni.net 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 three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, 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 four 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.