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I Pride In Blue l g . - ~. Every day is a great day to be a Wildcat! ll ll Hello Wildcats! 1t’s with great pride we bring you the summer 2011 issue of Kentucky Q . ` Alumni magazine. These are exciting times for the University of Kentucky Dr. Eli Capilouto has been Lk ` \ ` named the 12th president of our great university We would like to welcome him and his wife, Mary Lynne, and their daughter, Emily, to UK. Learn more about Capilouto on Page 9 of this issue and look for a cover story in the fall. Sometimes the most unexpected things are the most fun. That can certainly be said about the University of Kentuclqr Wildcats surprise run to the 2011 NCAA Men’s Final Four. With the loss of Hve Hrst round picks to the NBA Draft last season, 1 can’t imagine many Big Blue fans thought this would be the year the 12-year Final Four drought would end. Coach ]ohn Calipari and the Cats, seeded No. 4 in the East Region, beat No. 13 seed Princeton, No. 5 seed West Virginia, overall No. 1 seed Ohio State, and No. 2 seed North Carolina to earn the school’s 14th Final Four appearance in Houston. Of course, we were all disappointed when the Cats fell just short against UConn in the national semihnals, but that doesn’t diminish the fun and excitement this un- expected post season ride provided us or how proud we are of the team. lt was a blast following the Wildcats to Tampa, then on to Newark, and Hnally to Houston. 1 share some of the images along the way in this issue. One of my favorite sayings is “Every day is a great day to be a Wildcat.” It really is, isn’t it? In this issue, staff writer Christina Noll has a great cover story on more and more top rated students choosing UK. Top ranked students coming to UK mean top ranked graduates — and that means a higher value placed on a degree from the University of Kentucky Thats something all alumni can be proud of We are also very proud of our 2011 Great Teacher Award recipients. Congratulations to Fred Danner, Dwight Denison, Cliff]ackson, Erin Koch, Dr. Pamela Stein, and Paul Vincelle for their com- mitment to excellence in the classroom. Get to know these “Great” teachers. Also in this issue, read about former Wildcat Terry Mobley and his lifelong dedication to serving alumni and the university. Plus, read about how alum Bridget Lorenz Lemberg turned a love of science into an Inc. 500 company We hope you enjoy this issue of Kentuclqr Alumni magazine. As always, your feedback is welcome. With Pride in Blue 44 am Kelli Elam s e e b I u e. jbreverc 4 Summer 201 1