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UK Big Blue Family VIDEO: Couple Balances Teaching, Healing & Parenting

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2014) — University of Kentucky College of Medicine assistant professors Dr. Angela Korrect Webb, and her husband, Dr. Jonathan Webb, have ties to the University of Kentucky that go back to when they first began dating during their college years.  

While attending Belmont University, Angela, a Nashville native, searched for the perfect shirt to give Jonathan for his birthday.  When his roommate let her into their dorm room to see what color was missing from Jonathan's closet, it quickly became clear to her what she should choose.

“It was just blue button up, blue button up, white button up, blue button up, so I thought, ‘I know what I’ll do, I’ll get him a red button-up,’” said Angela. 

Since Angela, then a sophomore and Jonathan, then a freshman, had just been dating a few months and since the UK Basketball season hadn’t yet started, she had no idea about the reason behind his preference for blue and white. 

“I’m a huge University of Kentucky fan,” said Jonathan, a Shelby county native.  “I’ve been that way all my life!”

“I had no clue until he opened it up and just said, ‘’Oh.’” Angela said. 

Despite the “mistake,” the two quickly became a couple and by Angela’s senior year, it was time to figure out where they would apply to medical school.  Both were set on attending UK not for the basketball, but for the training they hoped to receive as students in the College of Medicine. 

Fast forward to 2014.  Not only did the couple train here, they’re now UK HealthCare clinicians and assistant professors within Internal Medicine.   Angela works in general internal medicine while Jonathan specializes in nephrology.  Watch this Big Blue family video feature to discover how the couple balances their roles at UK with being parents to three children under the age of 11. 

This video feature is part of a special new series produced by UKNow focusing on families who help make up the University of Kentucky community.  There are many couples, brothers and sisters, mothers and sons and fathers and daughters who serve at UK in various fields.   The idea is to show how UK is part of so many families’ lives and how so many families are focused on helping the university succeed each and everyday. 


Since the "Big Blue Family" series is now a monthly feature on UKNow, we invite you to submit future ideas.  If you know of a family who you think should be featured, please email us.  Who knows?  We might just choose your suggestion for our next feature!

VIDEO CONTACTS:  Amy Jones-Timoney, 859-257-2940, or Kody Kiser, 859-257-5282,