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UK Alumni Association Honors Members

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2020)  The UK Alumni Association honors its members during Member Appreciation Week Feb. 17-22. The week culminates with University of Kentucky Founders Day Feb. 22.

Starting Feb. 17, all members (those who have completed at least 12 credit hours at UK), Life Members and Active Members will receive a 20% discount on UK-branded gifts and apparel at the University of Kentucky Bookstore, in the store and online at using the code ALUMNI20.

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18, Life Members and Active Members are encouraged to show their Wildcat spirit by posting a picture with Flat Wildcat on social media. All who share a photo with Flat Wildcat using #FlatWildcat in the post will earn an entry into our UK Men’s Basketball Package Sweepstakes. The prize package includes two tickets to the Auburn University vs. UK basketball game at Rupp Arena Saturday, Feb. 29; a $150 gift card to Tony’s of Lexington; and an overnight stay at the Hilton Downtown Lexington.

To request or download Flat Wildcat, visit

An additional entry in the sweepstakes will be awarded to those who log in to the UK Alumni Association app and complete a short form. Find the app on the App Store or Google Play by searching “UK Alumni Association.”

A service project is slated at Sayre Healthcare Center Wednesday, Feb. 18. Join fellow Wildcats to bring Big Blue Nation to the facility’s residents with a performance by the acoUstiKats, a visit by the UK Cheerleaders, a hot chocolate bar, and DanceBlue card making station. Register for the event here.

On Thursday, Feb. 20, Life and Active Members can spin the virtual Wildcat Wheel O’ Fun to win UK swag. Life and Active Members should be on the lookout for an email with a link to this opportunity. The first 500 winners will receive a prize.

On Friday, Feb. 21, the winner of the UK Men’s Basketball Package sweepstakes will be announced through the UK Alumni Association’s social media platforms. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see who wins.

Saturday, Feb. 22, is UK Founders Day. Assemble a team, put on your thinking caps and come out to compete for a $100 first place prize with your fellow Wildcats at the Pregame UK Trivia event from 2-4 p.m. at West Sixth Brewing in Lexington. The event is free and includes one drink ticket per person, snacks and cake to celebrate UK’s 155th birthday. A cash bar will be available. Capacity is limited. Reserve your spot today by registering here.

For more information about Member Appreciation Week, visit

Learn more about UK Alumni Association membership at

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 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 four 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" three 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 five 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.