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P • r 1 d e I n B I u e vi? _., L ‘: >;_ . _` ._ ` _.. -`;.’ w i Y,iY"•i’$j` _. I ` _ I·Iello Wildcats! There has certainly been a lot happening at the university and with our alumni. And with our future alumni, too! This issue of Kentuc/ey Alumni magazine celebrates it all with pride. Our cover story takes a look at the campus — past, present and future. Architect and UK I 3.llJlTI WQIICH DCITHY ITOHT Capital PIOj€CfS l\/I3.I13.g€H`ICI1f C3.l{CS US OIT 3.jOUIHCy CXPlO1‘iI1gWlTZlf 2 \ goes into creating a thriving campus. Planning for campus development sure isn’t what it used I _] to be — it’s interesting to read about those changes and what the campus is today and will be tomorrow! In this issue you will also Hnd great information about the President’s Scholarship I K Initiative. It was officially kicked off during the UK Alumni Association Scholarship and Club T { Awards Celebration honoring association and club scholarship recipients. It Was 21 f3.HfZlSfiC A evening that served as a great way to unveil this very important fund-raising initiative. Meeting 4 ` T . scholarship recipients and their families really brought home the promise of the future and the commitment needed to make sure potential is reached. Scholarships are so crucial to an ever increasing number of students. Check out the President’s Scholarship Initiative and see what you can do to be a part of it. Take a few moments to read the UK Alumni Association 2009-2010 annual report. Our mission is to foster lifelong engage- ment among alumni, friends and the association and support the mission and goals of the university. We hope we have helped you stay connected to your alma mater. We take great pride in doing that. Kentuc/ey Alumni celebrates Michelle Tarese ]ackson Ramsey, a true blue UK graduate with a total of four degrees from the university. Thats impressive! Also, if you use Google to search on the internet, you’ll want to read about UK alum Matt Cutts. Finally as you know by now, UK President Lee T. Todd ]r. announced his plans to retire in ]une 2011. For me, this news was met with sadness and so much gratitude for both Dr. Todd and his wife, Patsy. They are so much a part of what makes UK great. When I think of the Todds, one of the Hrst words that comes to my mind is “accessibility” They have always made themselves available to students, faculty and staff and alumni. They never shied away from interaction; they welcomed, even sought it. There are many other words that can be used — dedicated, welcoming, and caring are just a few. President Todd’s Top 20 vision has made this university and the state of Kentuclqr a better place. They will both be greatly missed. We have always been proud to call them alumni. It’s been an honor to call them the president and Hrst lady of the University of Kentuclqr. And we will always be proud to call them Wildcats! Go Cats! With Pride in Blue, 44 aw Kelli Elam s e e b I u 0. ]%reven 4 winter 2010