LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 15, 2010) – The University of Kentucky Alumni Association’s officers for 2010-11 are Diane Massie, president; Stan Key, secretary and executive director of the UK Alumni Association; George Ochs, treasurer, and Cammie DeShields Grant, president-elect.
Diane Massie of Chicago, Ill., earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky in 1979. She also earned an MBA from the University of Louisville in 1983. She has served as a member of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, as treasurer in 2006-07 and again in 2008-09, and as president-elect in 2009-10. Massie has chaired the Membership and Communications committees, and was vice chair of the Group Development Committee. She was chairwoman of the 2008-09 Long Range Financial Planning Committee and served on the committee to develop the 2009-2014 Strategic Plan. Massie also served on the 2005 and 2010 UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni Committee. She has been president of the Greater Chicago UK Alumni Club, has served on its board of directors, and has assisted in student recruitment efforts. Massie was a recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2005. She is currently director - trade marketing with Cars.com. She is a Life Member of the UK Alumni Association and is a UK Fellow. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the Integrated Strategic Communication program in the UK College of Communications and Information Studies.
Cammie DeShields Grant of Winchester earned an associate degree in human services from Lexington Community College in 1977 and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky in 1979. She is a member of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, served as treasurer in 2009-10 and now as president-elect in 2010-11. She has served as chairwoman of the Great Teacher/Scholarship, Club Development and the Nominating for Board of Directors committees. Grant has served the Clark County UK Alumni Club in various capacities, including as a member of its board of directors, vice president and president. She was a recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2006. She is employed by the Clark County Board of Education as a speech/language pathologist. She and her husband, William Grant, are Life Members of the UK Alumni Association.
George Ochs of Louisville earned a doctor of dental medicine degree from UK in 1974. He is a member of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors and served as vice chair of the Nominating for Board of Directors Committee in 2008-09, on the Executive Committee, and now as treasurer in 2010-11. Ochs has served the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club in various capacities, including president, secretary and vice president. He was instrumental in bringing several initiatives to the club, including recognizing outstanding juniors with a UK Book Award and the UK Counselor’s Dinner/Reception, expanding the scope of the club area. He was a recipient of the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2008. Ochs has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years. He and his wife, Page, are Life Members of the UK Alumni Association and UK Fellows.
Stan Key of Lexington earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky in 1972. He also earned a master’s degree in education from Murray State University in 1977. He is the director of UK alumni affairs and serves as executive director and secretary of the UK Alumni Association. He has been employed with the association for 21 years, and was named the director in 1998. He received the UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in 2004. Key played basketball at UK from 1968-1972 and was co-captain of Coach Adolph Rupp’s final team. Key and his wife, Mary Jane, a 1972 UK graduate, are Life Members of the UK Alumni Association and UK Fellows. They have two sons, Ryan, a 2000 UK graduate, and Neil, a 2004 UK graduate.