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46 > Image 46 of Kentucky Alumnus, 1989, no. 1-2

Part of Kentucky alumnus

I 6* " `7 " i" "\ "' \ Hr`? `{`iy J" TY if " "`X A ll, U li/il lil U Att iii;. lil li 11*/ l I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I BY LIZ DEMORAN ,68 can sea hi-si now; sitting A I S V I _``` `II` F l at the head of the table gi .... gg i with het leng ieweleeli ` =e i black cigarette holder l El i . daintily held between .l _ 1 . . i - her fingers. . .a bit of a i l Bette Davis lookalike. . . l` i tough and tender at the same time. One thing vi g we all knew though, was that she was in control." _ , 1 Thats a snapshot of the Associations l`i S first permanent secretary, Miss Helen G. King. , V _f J ljei Miss King accepted the position in 1946 and i "iy W '` , held it for 23 years. l. Her successor, E. ]ay Brumfield, became li, Gl Q ~ director in 1969. Together they have guided - l " _ T "ly ? in the ASSOCiati0n through nearly one-half of its el it ~ ,e 1 A history. There has always been an alumnus ,` From 1889 when alumnus and professor, l V ]oe Kastle, gathered the first group of alumni together, volunteers kept things going from ll year to year, mostly on a social basis. Then Miss Marguerite McLaughlin, a professor of . l'"l A journalism, found herself in the job {Of fl11' U `'` S ll years in a row. Evidently between teaching and el' li, S `'`'' in l writing, she and others felt the Association ..- E was large enough to need full time attention. `' ellliile?llll` ` They hoped the result of this full time attention would be more involvement of the alumni in Jay Bmmfield in from f Helm Klngis pmralt the affairs of the University. Perhaps a bonus of private donations would be received to keep U academic programs moving along. ll Adelph RPPP WSS Me K?melV> Under Miss Kings leadership, the Associ Veuld have te SEV MISS Kmg WQS MISS UK ation became a truly interdependent partner of Evetveiie knew been reeallS Paul Niekell- iiig uiiiveisiiy. An Aiiimiii Board of Directors Wheil Btumlield beeeme l His etvle while ei>e et {Oi Sennlaisninsl me annual giving nmgiam one eye on the bottom line. Fund-raising was was established; clubs were organized throughout l>eeemie a full time pYOfeSSiOn ie ISS Own the country. Alumni representation on the UK tighe UmVerSltleS thmugheut the eeumfv Beard Ol eliusiees was insured by agreement could no longer wait on a few wealthy, generous 1 with me legislature alumni to make big donations. A ieiiiiiaiisiiip was esiabiisiiai wiiii the The ll0 t0 beeeme primarily self-supporting . allnnneni {Oi alumni in Rupp Arena and following the Big Ten pattern of separately Cgmmnnwealin Stadiuin incorporated Alumni Associations and either i university-run development offices or foundations. The Alumni Association played a vital i A role in launching the success of UKs current i development program, remembers Nickell. The people the University needed for the i development program were already active in alumni affairs." +4 KY .\Ll'\iNl'5