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UK Alumni Career Services are 'Shaking it up in the Distillery District'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 2, 2023) — University of Kentucky Alumni Association Career Services invites the community to network while learning how UK alumni and friends are shaking it up in the Manchester Street Distillery District 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the RD1 Spirits Tasting Room, located at 1170 Manchester St., Suite 190 in Lexington.  

Featured speakers include Barry Brinegar, RD1 Spirts National Brand Ambassador; Rebecca Burnworth, owner/architect for Burnworth Design and District 7 Social Hall; Toa Green, owner of Crank & Boom Ice Cream; and Brandi Peacher, director of project management for LFUCG.  

The event is $10 per person, which includes one drink ticket and appetizers provided by District 7 Social Hall. Attendees are reminded to enter the Distillery District area from Forbes Road to Old Frankfort Pike, as Manchester Street is currently under construction.  

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.