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Alumni Association Names 2018 Clubs' Service Awards

UK Alumni Association's 2018 Service Awards. Photo by Tim Webb.
Winners of the UK Alumni Association's 2018 Service Awards. Photo by Tim Webb.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 5, 2018) The mission of the UK Alumni Association is to engage, connect, serve and celebrate alumni and friends of the university.

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 during the Alumni Service Awards and Club Awards reception and dinner during the association’s annual Summer Workshop June 15, held this year at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa in Lexington.

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

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

In-state awards:

  • Big Sandy: Student Recruitment
  • Christian County: Alumni Engagement, New and Creative Program, Scholarship
  • Clark County: Scholarship
  • Cumberland Valley East: Service, Scholarship, Student Recruitment
  • Fayette County: Alumni Engagement, New and Creative Program
  • Fulton County: Membership, Scholarship, Service
  • Hopkins County: Alumni Engagement, New and Creative Program
  • Greater Louisville: Alumni Engagement, Scholarship, Service, Student Recruitment
  • McCracken County: Alumni Engagement, Membership, Scholarship, Service
  • Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati: Alumni Engagement, New and Creative Program, Scholarship, Service, Student Recruitment

Out-of-state awards:

  • Greater Atlanta: Scholarship, Service, Student Recruitment
  • Greater Birmingham: Scholarship, Service, Student Recruitment
  • Boston: Alumni Engagement, Membership
  • Central Indiana: Student Recruitment
  • Central Virginia: Service
  • Chattanooga: Membership
  • Chicagoland: Alumni Engagement, Most Improved, Service, Student Recruitment
  • Dallas/Fort Worth: Scholarship
  • Dayton: Scholarship, Service, Student Recruitment
  • Emerald Coast: Student Recruitment
  • Greensboro, North Carolina: Alumni Engagement
  • Houston: Service
  • Jacksonville: Membership
  • Greater Nashville: Alumni Engagement, Scholarship, Service, Student Recruitment
  • Nation’s Capital Region: Alumni Engagement, Most Improved
  • New Orleans: Scholarship
  • Northwest Ohio: Scholarship
  • San Diego: Service
  • Sarasota/Suncoast: Membership, Scholarship
  • St. Louis: Service
  • Triangle North Carolina: Service
  • Upstate South Carolina: Alumni Engagement, Membership, Service

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 1-800-269-2586.

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