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10 > Image 10 of Kentucky Alumni, vol. 75, no. 2, Summer 2004

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;i V- -A. A I I TT I ITTTT A; ;1V' I i I A A A = A A + g A ` I - A 1 A A I ,g=A4A * ..4:, . ; _, . _=_ A{j,`i i A e M A g A /A . .. .;`Y ; l A `_ A gr I -5 A-" _, `A i . - I *1 A * A Y ., `; r Elf A; A gl l A A* e l -l~ s ` ~ A4A AA 0 ` if ; %?.~ A,A, Q ~`` M Ti :3 A l P `A A A " A zi AA Ae- AA AA esa- Ae- AAAAA . .. AA AQA A; TQ .- A l . I + Success Begins 1 With A Dream". A i _ faculty. The end result is an educational environment Q l ~-.? A recognized nationally and internationally for its com- i 1 _ mitment to excellence. at l * Highachieving students are recruited by the most lA l A I ii elite colleges and universities. To compete for National mq l . _ Merit Scholars, National Achievement and National g Hispanic Students, and others like them, UK must . ri., _ r " make a stronger commitment to academic scholarship I, Y l I opportunities. ` (~._ .. A F? AAA. ra AA - it A * cv *7};, _ y_r; Q P-i t A r At . A A ,.., O if L. ii [ La,- - A UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY AY JAILF sr * Dream Challenge SZlCC6l] he 5 Scholarship opportunities arent just for students with After reaching and surpassing its original goal of $600 I financial needs. The University of Kentucky has excel- million, the University of Kentucky is embarking on the , lent undergraduate academic research opportunities second phase of its history-making capital campaign: in- A l l`or exceptional students. creasing that goal to $1 billion. 'lo attract those students to UK, President Lee T. President Lee T. Todd Jr. and Vice President of De- A 'lodd J r. has made academic scholarships a priority, velopment Terry B. Mobley recommended the cam- l creating scholarship programs for alumni of the paign be extended and new priorities for private sector { (lovernor`s Scholars Program and Governors School support be identified.The Campaign Steering Commit- A l`or the Arts, and enhancing existing undergraduate tee, led by Chairman James W. Stuckert of Louisville, academic scholarships. endorsed extending the campaign to December 31, Q "Reeruiting top achievers enhances the university 2007. experience for students and faculty alike. Generating "While it will be a daunting task to continue to raise t that type of excitement is what builds the University of $100 million a year over the next four years, I feel confi- Kentucky's reputation as a top school." dent that it is in the best interest of the university and A The scholarship initiatives employed are designed the Commonwealth} said President Todd. I to make U K competitive with other top educational The universitys development staff has redoubled its l i institutions in recruiting and retaining students with efforts as they gear up for the new phase of the earn- outstanding academic, extracurricular. and civic paign. "We have exceeded expectations in gifts and achievements. lt includes funding for additional "full commitments made to the campaign by alumni and I ride" scholarships and a matching gift program l`unded friends of UK," says Mobley. by the Athletics Association. The extension when succcssfuli will result in With tuition costs continuing to rise, t`ull or partial UK becoming the first public university in the nation to scholarships may be deciding factors for outstanding raise $1 billion in its first-ever capital campaign. students in choosing which schools to attend. Recruit- A ing these students has a ripple effect on a university. By challenging both their peers and instructors, the students enhance classes and strengthen departments. Strong departments attract top graduate students and I 8 KlN'l`l(`KY Ar.uMNi