Student and Academic Life

UK Female Students Invited to Alumnae Networking, Mentoring Event

Engage: A Women’s Networking and Mentoring Event is set April 2
Engage: A Women’s Networking and Mentoring Event is set April 2
Engage: A Women’s Networking and Mentoring Event is set April 2

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2019) University of Kentucky female students can meet and learn from influential UK alumnae and employers at Engage: A Women’s Networking and Mentoring Event from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Hilary J. Boone Center, 500 Rose St., Lexington.

At this free event, female UK students and successful alumnae from a wide range of career fields will have the opportunity to engage, connect, exchange and inspire each other. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be available, and registrants will receive a special gift from the UK Alumni Association. The event is co-sponsored by Anderson Communities, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Central Bank, Enterprise Holdings, The Summit at Fritz Farm and PDR Interiors.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for female students to interact with our distinguished panel of alumni,” said Caroline Francis, director of Alumni Career Services. “They will share advice about how to launch their careers, and share things they wish someone had told them when they were a junior or senior in college. It will be a wonderful evening to network and learn and engage. I’m thankful for our sponsors this year, and I can’t wait to hear from our panel.”

Registration is required, because space is limited. To register, go to For more information, contact Hannah Simms at or 859-257-7174.

The UK Alumni Association is a membership-supported organization committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association or to become a member, 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.