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students are ready to
rise to the challenge.
Twenty-five percent of UK’s fall 2013 class had a 4.00

high school

GPA and nine students in the class earned a perfect score on the
ACT or SAT. The class also included a record
Scholars and a record

number of Singletary

number of enrolled students with a 28-36

ACT/SAT composite. Add to that 105

National Merit, National

Achievement and National Hispanic Finalists; 417
Governor's Scholars Program and Governor's School for
the Arts students and it’s easy to see why this is one of our strongest
and most diverse academic first-year classes in history.
With UK’s largest ever first-year class, our vision for progress and
expansion continues to flourish. We’re strengthening the educational
experiences for the next generation of scholars who are ready to innovate,
create and change the world.

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* Winter 2013 • Volume 84 • Number 4

E. Seale:
Features Peggy S.forMeszaros ’72 ED is the director of the 12 Williamblue and making a difference
Center Information Technology Impacts on
ON THE COVER Children, Youth, and Families at VT.
Alumnus William Seale, an expert in agricultural economics,

Peggy S. Meszaros ’72 ED:

16 Mentoring students and ‘paying it forward’
UK alumna Peggy Meszaros has spent her entire career
helping families — and students — discover how to be
successful and happy.

By Robin Roenker

excels in many careers and supports his alma mater with a
major gi for campus transformation.
Chuck Martz ’73 BE:
A ‘family’ man at home and at work
He’s been going to work at Link-Belt headquarters in
Lexington for almost 40 years, but Chuck Martz still looks
forward to every day with his team.


By Linda Perry

UK Alumni Association 2012 – 13

24 Annual Report

It was a busy and productive year for the UK Alumni
Association and its thousands of members who support
the interests of UK.

28 Not your mama’s dorm

Take a peek inside the new Central Hall II, where UK
students now have a place to relax and conveniently work
on projects together.

30 Preview: UK men’s and women’s basketball

See what’s ahead this season for the UK men’s and women’s
basketball teams.
By Kelli Elam

32 Alumni generously help UK students
Photo: Jim Stroup

e UK Alumni Association and UK Alumni Clubs
presented students with $217,473 to help with
college expenses.

4 Pride In Blue
7 Presidential Conversation
8 UK News
11 Blue Horizons
36 College View
38 Alumni Clubs


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In Memoriam
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Katie Eiserman ’01 ED
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W. P. Friedrich ’71 EN
Linda L. Frye ’60 AS
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Cammie D. Grant ’79 ED
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Ann B. Haney ’71 AS
omas W. Harris ’85 AS
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Turner LaMaster ’73 BE
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James D. McCain ’81 BE
Peggy S. Meszaros ’72 ED
Herbert A. Miller Jr. ’72 AS, ’76 LAW
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Robert E. Miller
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Terry B. Mobley ’65 ED
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Dr. George A. Ochs IV ’74 DE
Kimberly Parks ’01 BE

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Chad D. Polk ’94 DES
Paula L. Pope ’73 ’75 ED
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* Pride In Blue

’Tis the season … for so many wonderful things!


Winter 2013

Just in case you are not aware ( Just kidding!), college basketball has returned. We take a look at both the men’s and
women’s teams in this issue. Can I get a “Go Big Blue?” Be
sure to check out the 2103 class of inductees into the UK
Athletics Hall of Fame. e class includes former men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith. When the class was recognized
during halime of the Florida-UK football game, it was an incredible moment when Smith received a huge ovation and
the sounds of “Tubby! Tubby!” filled Commonwealth Stadium. Nicely done, Big Blue Nation, nicely done. Congratulations to all six inductees on this much-deserved honor.
Finally, I hope you enjoy this issue of Kentucky Alumni
magazine as much as I enjoy sharing it with you. On behalf of
the staff of the UK Alumni Association, I want to wish you a
wonderful holiday season. May it be filled with lots love, family, good friends and Big Blue cheer!
With Pride in Blue,

Kelli Elam ’11

Photo: UK Athletics

It’s with great pride that
that we bring you the
winter 2013 issue of Kentucky Alumni magazine.
’Tis the season … for so
many wonderful things.
It’s no secret that this is
one of my favorite times
of the year. I love the
change in the weather
(Yay for boots!), the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the arrival of the college basketball season and so much more.
I also particularly enjoy bringing you the winter issue of
Kentucky Alumni magazine. And, what an issue it is! We
have packed so much interesting information in the pages of
this issue, I just know you are going to love it.
Let’s get right to it. Our cover story features alumna Peggy
Meszaros. What began as curiosity about what makes families
work led to a long and accomplished career exploring family
dynamics. It really is fascinating how simply wondering what
makes some families successful and others not began Peggy’s
career journey. I know you will enjoy reading it. On a personal note, Peggy is a wonderful person, a dedicated volunteer, and I’m glad to know her.
As you know, cheerleading is serious business at the University of Kentucky. We introduce you to Bill Ahern, a former
UK cheerleader who now helps cheerleaders become champions. We also share with you how Chuck Martz has spent almost 40 years with one company that he thinks of as “family.”
This is the issue that includes the UK Alumni Association 2012-13 annual report. It is difficult to adequately
convey all the hard work and dedication by the staff in just
a few pages, but I think this is a pretty good snapshot of
what we do in service to the university and alumni. If I
may, I would like to take a moment to do a little bragging.
We have a terrific staff here that takes great pride in providing programs and services that benefit the university,
alumni and future generations of UK graduates. We take
the responsibility of keeping you up to date and connected
to the university very seriously. I would love to know your
thoughts on how we are doing. How can we improve? I
would truly appreciate your feedback.

A Big Blue congratulations to the 2013 class of the UK
Athletics Hall of Fame.

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* Presidential Conversation
Our mission by the numbers
We are, as we have done for nearly 150 years, responding to an
ever-changing world. Our work — and success — in meeting the
21st century needs of our students, faculty, staff, state and nation
is manifest in our numbers.
In August, we welcomed UK’s largest first-year class with more
than 4,700 students. It is among the most academically distinguished and diverse classes in our history, including a record
number of African-American students, Hispanic students and
students with a 31-36 ACT Composite score.
We also enrolled 105 National Merit, National Achievement,
and National Hispanic Scholars, up from 71 last year. With 105
Scholars, we would be among the Top 10 public universities in the
country when compared to the National Merit Corporation’s
2012 report. To me that number strongly signals that the best and
brightest students are recognizing UK as a place of opportunity.
As we have grown enrollment, we provided the best possible
educational experience for our students. is fall, we saw meaningful increases across the board in our retention rates. ese can
be stubborn numbers to move, and we are excited to see more
students on a path toward a college degree.
We reached a milestone with the opening of Central Halls I &
II, the best in campus housing. By 2015, we will add nearly 4,000
additional beds and 156 active learning spaces — $265 million
invested thus far by our partner, EdR, with more to come.
In early October, we broke ground on the first of three facilities
authorized by the Kentucky General Assembly. e dramatic,
$65 million renovation and expansion of the Gatton College of
Business and Economics will frame an iconic entrance to campus
and provide the modern education our students need and expect. Our investment of more than $540 million across campus
will stimulate creativity, directly support faculty and students
and help grow quality academic programs.
Infrastructure growth will also help embolden our research mission against a backdrop of constrained public support for research.
By providing modern laboratory space for discovery, we position
the institution to compete for top faculty, staff and lucrative research grants. However, our research enterprise is at full capacity,
underlining the importance of a new Academic Science Building.
Following the economic and human devastation of World War
II, the majority of our nation’s growth was a result of technological
advancement, much of which stemmed from federally funded scientific research. e creation of GPS and touch-screens brought
forth new industries and consumer products. Life-saving vaccines
and MRIs opened new fields of medicine and treatment.
Companies like Google, Intel, Apple and Microso use technology made possible by advancements reached as a result of
public research funding. e National Research Council calculated the portion of revenue from 30 well-known computing
firms whose technology could be traced back to research supported by government agencies — “e total was nearly $500
billion a year.”
In medicine, our basic health, quality of life and longevity have
been fundamentally changed because of federally sponsored

support for basic scientific
research. e work of 12
Nobel Laureates responsible for the development of
the statins class of cholesterol medicine was supported by federal research
grants. What they found
changed the lives and
health of millions.
We pursued NCI-designation for our Markey
Cancer Center because cancer mortality rates in Kentucky are the highest in the nation.
Markey received this prestigious designation this summer, opening access to sophisticated clinical trials and research grants.
However, as part of sequestration, the budget for the National
Institutes of Health was cut by $1.5 billion, translating to
roughly 700 fewer competitive research projects funded.
e Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is tackling
questions of efficiency, sustainability and utilization in the global
energy economy. CAER researchers are developing technology
to improve the effectiveness of carbon-capture systems to help
sustain our state and nation’s energy industry.
Colleges and universities are the economic engines of our
country, the foundation of prosperity in our community and the
doorway to the American Dream for our graduates. As the nation recovers in a still fragile global economy, we cannot forget,
nor abandon, the principles that made us strong. By choosing the
investments that once catapulted our country to the forefront of
the global economy, we can continue to be a bright beacon for
the world.
Because of your support, our momentum heralds the promise
of a better tomorrow for those we serve.

Eli Capilouto

A $65 million renovation and expansion of the Gatton College
of Business and Economics will provide a modern business
education UK students need and expect.



* UK News

Garrigus Plaza is getting an upgrade
The plaza in front of the Garrigus
Building, part of UK’s agriculture complex, is getting a transformation into a
new, sustainable landscape designed by a
team who once walked through this
plaza on their way to becoming landscape architects.
“is is a very exciting project, especially for those of us who have traversed
the plaza these many years,” says Scott
Smith, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “e space
will be transformed from a crumbling
concrete area to a living and learning
space that reflects in many ways the story
of the college.”
Lexington landscape architecture firm
Element Design worked with college officials, Facilities Management and the

Physical Plant Division to create the vision for the plaza. e three landscape architects assigned to this project, Ramona
Fry, Liz Piper and Mark Arnold, are graduates of the college’s landscape architecture department and are very familiar
with the site.
The building and plaza were completed in 1973 and named for W.P. Garrigus, former associate director of the
Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and Department of Animal Sciences chairman, in 1990. There have
been no major renovations to the plaza
other than replacement of surface structure to repair leaks. Part of the building
is located beneath the plaza.
The new plaza design is inspired by
the geometry of crop production and

Nunn Center to collect oral histories
of Kentucky’s bourbon industry
The UK Louie B. Nunn Center for
Oral History and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association have teamed to create “Kentucky Bourbon Tales.”
Beginning with interviews of master
distillers Parker Beam and Craig Beam
of Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., the
project will collect the timeless stories
of the state’s most cherished distillers
and the iconic distilleries they represent. This landmark initiative will capture each distiller’s personal story,
history of the distilleries, changes to the
industry and background on the distilling process, as well as favorite yarns related to the people and products behind
America’s only native spirit.

“e individual story matters to history, and our job is to make sure we
record and preserve as many as possible.
e stories of ‘Kentucky Bourbon Tales’
represent a key part of Kentucky’s history, culture and identity and will have a
profound impact on students, researchers and all those interested in better understanding and celebrating
Kentucky’s bourbon industry,” says Doug
Boyd, director of the Nunn Center.
As the Nunn Center digitizes the content, the public will be able to easily search
the collection using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer, which connects searches
to text in transcripts and correlating moments in audio or video interviews. n

UK launches new Twitter and Tumblr accounts
Two new social media accounts on
Tumblr and Twitter are now available.
UK has added an official Tumblr account featuring event information, news
articles and photos from campus, as well
as shared posts from other UK Tumblr
accounts. Visit www.tumblr.com/blog/
Individuals can also try a new Twitter


Winter 2013

account operated by the marketers, videographers and writers of UK Public Relations and Marketing. e account,
@InsideUK, offers previews, pictures,
quotes and video clips from future stories
to be posted to UKNow. e account
aims to give followers a backstage pass to
campus. @InsideUK can be found at
www.twitter.com/InsideUK. n

rotation and seasonal patterns of agriculture in Kentucky. It will be a place
to enjoy seasonal change and to experience wind, rain, sunshine and shade.
The new space will incorporate the
concept of community, as well as exploring a variety of textures and patterns. Gardens will be planted and
materials selected will be based on sunlight, soil depth and other environmental factors. The gardens, while
aesthetically pleasing, are also there to
provide spatial separation and to control surface runoff. Banners and kiosks
will be placed in key locations to provide information to visitors, announce
happenings and direct pedestrian traffic. The work is expected to be substantially complete by early spring. n

UK Early Childhood Lab
moving to former seminary
The College of Education Early
Childhood Laboratory (ECL) will find
a new home at the facilities of the Lexington Theological Seminary, recently
acquired by UK. UK approved a capital
project to renovate more than 10,000
square feet of space in a freestanding
building next to the seminary for the
The ECL, currently located in the
basement of the Erickson Building, educates children from infant through
pre-school and provides the College of
Education students with an excellent
opportunity to gain field experience in
early childhood teaching. It also provides on-campus childcare for faculty
and staff. The renovation will allow for
expansion of the childcare program in
an improved environment and create
space that will be compliant with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.
The ECL is licensed for 54 children,
ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Each semester,
about 1,100 students visit the Early
Childhood Lab from a variety of programs across campus. n

* UK News

Improvements to College of Fine Arts
buildings to begin
e UK Board of Trustees approved
the initiation of the University Los
project designed to relocate the College
of Fine Arts School of Art and Visual
Studies to a modern renovated facility.
Funds for the project include $8 million
set aside in 2011 and an additional $7
million in 2013 fund balances.
e UK Board of Trustees initially approved the purchase of the University
Los building, located near campus on
Bolivar Street, in 2011 at an acquisition
cost of $6.7 million dollars. At that time
improvements were anticipated to require $8 million dollars in renovation.
Funds in that amount were set aside at
the time. ese early preliminary estimates assumed much of the existing
building systems (electric supply, heating
and air conditioning) could be utilized.
Since the purchase, more detailed architectural and engineering design work has
been conducted. e revised estimate is
$15 million.

Bob Wiseman, UK vice president for
facilities management, says, “e School
of Art and Visual Studies has not added
costs and stayed within their part of the
budget. However, upon detailed design
we were simply not able to utilize as
much of the existing building systems as
we had desired and still meet occupancy
requirements. e additional costs are almost entirely associated with additional
building systems improvements.”
“It was critical that we get our art students and faculty out of the old
Reynolds Building and into a safe, modern facility. Aer years of searching for a
solution, and years of setbacks, this was
the best available option in terms of location, building and price,” Wiseman says.
Michael Tick, dean of the College of
Fine Arts, says the University Los building will expand educational program opportunities in advanced technology, offer
state-of-the-art studio facilities and art education classrooms, increase student serv-

ices, expand gallery and lecture halls, and
support a community of students in specially planned studio clusters.
Work at the School of Music Schmidt
Vocal Arts Center will also renovate rehearsal rooms, teaching studios, practice
rooms, the music library and office space
for staff and graduate assistants. e $1.7
million project will be funded with private gis and general fund balances. It
will be submitted to the Capital Projects
and Bond Oversight Committee for authorization to use the combination of
private and general funds.
e Board of Trustees also approved a
project to replace and upgrade major
mechanical systems in the Fine Arts
Building, home of the College of Fine
Arts. e $4.5 million project includes
replacement or upgrading of the air handling units and associated temperature
controls, exhaust fans and the reheat
coals. General funds will be used for the
project. n

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences research
Bradley Gelfand, assistant professor in
the Department of Ophthalmology and
Visual Sciences at the UK College of
Medicine, has been awarded a research
grant from the American Heart Association to study atherosclerosis. e grant
will be used to determine whether the
same novel findings previously discovered in human age-related macular degeneration also apply to human
atherosclerosis — in particular, which

levels and activity of the enzyme dicer
are altered in the vessel wall during atherosclerotic lesion formation.
Dr. Mark E. Kleinman, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the UK
College of Medicine, and principal investigator in the laboratory of ocular biology and imaging, has been awarded a
research grant from the American Federation for Aging Research to pursue his

research on age-related macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration
is an epidemic in the developed world
and the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in people over 55 years old. e
research supported by this grant seeks to
resolve critical intersections in pathways
leading to retinal cell death and identify
feasible approaches to noninvasively
image retinal cell death in vivo using fluorescent probes. n

Energy conservation results in a $1 million rebate
Aer two years of concerted efforts to
conserve, Kentucky Utilities Co. presented UK with a commercial rebate
check of more than $1 million.
Retrofitting new, energy-efficient replacement parts to the infrastructure of
many of the aging buildings on campus
has made a difference. UK received the
rebates through the Commercial Rebate

Program offered by KU and Louisville
Gas and Electric Company, which gives
qualified commercial customers cash incentives to replace aging, less efficient
More than three years ago, UK embarked on an ambitious plan to dramatically reduce its energy usage. e Board
of Trustees approved the initiation of an

energy savings performance contract
with Ameresco, an energy service company based in Louisville. e project upgraded the infrastructure of 61 campus
buildings, guaranteeing each year a savings of more than $2.4 million, nearly 14
million kilowatt hours and more than 37
million gallons of water. n


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The University of Kentucky car tag program helps
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Did you know:
Any owner of a non-commercial
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$10 per plate goes to
UK for scholarships?
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Current cost to purchase the plate is $51 and $31 for renewal. Collegiate car tag decals expire December 31.
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Thousands of UK students have been assisted by the scholarship funds raised as a result of the car tag program.

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Winter 2013

* Blue Horizons

State’s equine industry has
$3 billion economic impact
Kentucky’s equine industry had a
total economic impact of almost $3
billion and generated 40,665 jobs last
year, according to the 2012 Kentucky
Equine Survey. The tax contribution
of the equine industry to Kentucky
was approximately $134 million.
According to Jill Stowe, UK Ag
Equine Programs director and project
lead, the total economic impact is
measured by the output effect and is
an estimate of revenues earned by the
sale of goods and services related to
the equine industry and its interconnected industries. The study also
showed that the value-added effect,
which is perhaps a more descriptive
measure of economic impact because it
accounts for costs of production, has
an estimated economic impact of $1.4
billion. The value-added effect is a
measure of profitability and new income paid to workers rather than simply revenue.
The UK College of Agriculture,
Food and Environment Ag Equine
Programs and Kentucky Horse Council, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture National
Agricultural Statistics Service, released

the economic impact figures from the
2012 Kentucky Equine Survey, a comprehensive statewide survey of all
breeds of horses, ponies, donkeys and
mules. This was the first such wideranging study of Kentucky’s equine industry since 1977 and the first-ever
detailed economic impact