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Image 4 of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 2011-03-29

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-4- University Press Publishes Book on Fonner UK President President Todd mentioned Eric Moyen’s Frank L. M cVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University, the newest publication in the University Press of Kentucky‘s Thomas D. Clark Studies in Education, Public Policy and Social Change series. The book fills a gap in the biographies of UK presidents. The series is made possible with support from UK‘s College of Education. Merit Weekends Draw Prospective Students Recruitment of top notch students as next year’s freshmen class appears to be in full swing at UK, as witnessed by the fact that the Office of Undergraduate Admission hosted a record number of academically talented prospective students from across Kentucky and 25 other states at the annual Merit Weekends March 11-12 and 18-19. As of March 9, 840 students had registered for Merit Weekends, compared with 781 last year. Merit Weekends are two-day events available by invitation to admitted students who have excelled academically in high school. The president praised Registrar Don Witt for the quantity and quality of his accomplishments. Sarah Bennett Holmes Awards Honor Outstanding Women at UK University of Kentucky Women‘s Forum presented the Sarah Bennett Holmes Awards, given annually to women working at the University who promote the growth and well being of other women. The 2011 faculty winner was Louise Graham, W. L. Mathews Professor of Law in the UK College of Law, and the staff winner was Dana Walton-Macaulay, assistant director of Residence Life for student rights and responsibilities. Twenty-one women from across campus were nominated for the award. President Todd invited board members to view the Holmes awards, which are displayed in the Main Building. College of Phannacy Report As part of his regular practice of showcasing individual colleges to the Board, President Todd introduced Dean Tim Tracy ofthe College of Pharmacy as one of UK’s newest deans. Dean Tracy started his presentation by offering a glimpse of the college. The nation’s fifth- ranked College of Pharmacy is home to: PhannD Students — 513 Graduate Students — 75 Postdoctoral Fellows — 22 Residents — 17 Faculty — 63 Staff — 109 Community-Based Faculty — 320 Alumni — 5,500 (BS/PhannD); 250 (PhD) Dean Tracy said he likes to start with that listing because it speaks to the strength ofthe College — its people. He said the college is dedicated to attracting top students, faculty, and staff