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13 > Image 13 of Kentucky Alumni, vol. 74, no. 4, Winter 2003

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l i search Campus. The College of Pharmacy is gl ig ranked N0. 3 in the nation, the highest ranked aca- 1* _ A r demic unit on the UK campus.The colleges new I T I . irgg Q `ii; j._F g if ` center will be the largest sterile pharmaceutical A A A Y Qj , A V manufacturing facility in the state. It _ i I VA V "With facilities like this I think we can begin to , v_ ; A i - 1 move the state forward, move the state forward in , T **, A ` I _ a way where we take advantage of our talent, , { V A t aaf A AAA were we play to our strengths," Fletcher said. r V .s A _- I "This area of interest and expertise that Ken- ' Y TY-? X tucky has needs to shine nationa11y," he said, ";md : ~ ~V r g V I think this facility and this effort will help us do QP J2 that." A. Fletcher has led a remarkable life; a jet fighter pilot, family doctor, engineer, lay minister, former state legislator, and now governor of Kentucky. I He most recently was serving his third term repre- I . senting the 6th Congressional District of Ken- tucky, elected in 2002. As congressman, Fletcher l was a member of the influential House Commit- I tee on Energy and Commerce and served as the chairman of the Policy Subcommittee on Health. . r His primary federal legislative priorities in- A cluded improving health care and Medicare, en- suring educational opportunities for all children, making taxes fairer, flatter and simpler and pro- tecting family farmers. Fletchers service to the nation began in the A A A United States Air Force. He served as an F-4E Aj; 8 Aircraft Commander and NORAD Alert Force " r .i= Commander and led flights that intercepted So- i` viet military aircraft during the Cold War. A E, His legislative service began in 1995 as a State _ Representative for the 78th District of Kentucky. During his term in office he served on the Ken- Ag l l9l