2 Opening Remarks
What’s Your Story?
ln the weeks before a new academic year begins, alumni clubs around the country host send-off
parties for students in their area that are headed to UK. 1t’s a great opportunity for the new stu-
dents to get last minute questions answered by staff from the OH:1ce of Admission and meet with
fellow students who have some good experience to pass on. Of course, there is always an alumni
story or two to be heard.
Our cover story about Brian Cury who has cameras around the world, led us to the thought of
collecting some “snapshots” of our own from you. In this issue on page 20, we hope to stir up a
bit of nostalgia when you look at some ofthe beautiful pictures from the latest book about UK,
“SGGb|UG.” There’s also a fun quiz about UK on pages 18 and 19.
Wh3C,S YOUI story? For SIZ3.1`IZ€1`SZ
• With a new school year underway, what advice do you wish someone had given you as a
• What ten things would you tell a student they must do while at UK? Study more and party
less; sit on the lap of the statue of UK’s Hrst president,]ames W Patterson; climb the wall in
the johnson Center; participate in DanceBlue; go to ball games while you can get good,
• When you recall your days at UK, what do you see? The wide stairway in]ewell Hall leading
up to the dorm rooms; the King Library stacks; the Memorial Hall tower; carrot cake from
the UK Student Center; the cannon in front ofthe Main Building?
• When you recall UK who do you see? For me it is journalism professors Bruce Wesley, ].A.
McCauley, ]ack Wild and Niel Plummer along with others like Nicholas Pisacano, Ben Black
and Thomas D. Clark.
• Why did you choose to come to UK? Reputation of a particular professor in your major; a
parent or family member who came here; your best friend was coming here; the price was
right; the distance from home was right; you received hnancial aid; the color, Kentucky blue,
looks good on you?
Send your favorites to me at the UK Alumni Association, King Alumni House, Lexington, KY
40506 or e—mail email@example.com. Send a copy of a photo or two as well for the alumni archives.
We will use a few in an upcoming Kentucky Alumni magazine.
Check out Homecoming (for everyonel), the Golden Wildcat Society Reunion (inducting the
Class of 1958), and a 1968 40th year reunion. See page 33 or get information online at
Let us welcome you home this year!
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