Student and Academic Life

13 Students Chosen as UK's First Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassadors front: Ross Boggess, Sara Khandani, Susie Smith, Lauren Hamlin, William Reedy; middle row: Alex Francke, Amy Langford, Michaela Taylor, Michael Regard; back: McKaylee Copher, Jessica Waters, Morgan Cornelius. Absent: William Jackson III
Alumni Ambassadors front: Ross Boggess, Sara Khandani, Susie Smith, Lauren Hamlin, William Reedy; middle row: Alex Francke, Amy Langford, Michaela Taylor, Michael Regard; back: McKaylee Copher, Jessica Waters, Morgan Cornelius. Absent: William Jackson III

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2018) The University of Kentucky Alumni Association has announced the selection of 13 outstanding students for its first class of Alumni Ambassadors. The Alumni Ambassadors are the official student-hosts of the University of Kentucky. The cumulative group helps promote UK at university and alumni association events and assists in strengthening students’ roles within the university. The first Alumni Ambassadors are:

  • Ross Boggess, Lexington;
  • Mckaylee Copher, Lexington;
  • Morgan Cornelius, Pineville, Kentucky;
  • Alex Francke, Lexington;
  • Lauren Hamlin, Lexington;
  • William Jackson III, Houston, Texas;
  • Sara Khandani, Lexington;
  • Amy Langford, Hickman, Kentucky;
  • William Reedy, Corbin, Kentucky;
  • Michael Regard, Lexington;
  • Susie Smith, Lexington;
  • Michaela Taylor, Schamburg, Illinois; and 
  • Jessica Waters, Dayton, Ohio.

The mission of the group is to provide an overall campus involvement experience for elite leaders engaged in the university. This program is a partnership with the Office of the President and the UK Alumni Association to showcase the best and the brightest of UK’s students.

These students have demonstrated high achievement in their collegiate careers and dedication to the betterment of the university. Ambassadors are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and have various backgrounds, cultures and areas of campus involvement. The Alumni Ambassadors are available by request to work university functions and events. Requests must be submitted two to three weeks in advance of the event and approved by UK Alumni Association staff.

For more information on the Alumni Ambassadors and requesting an ambassador for an event, go to www.ukalumni.net/alumniambassadors.

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 www.ukalumni.net or call 1-800-269-2586.

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