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K entucky’s College Town.
The University of Kentucky and the city of Lexington share more
than just location. We share a vision of progress and expansion.
Together, we’re strengthening educational and cultural experiences
for the next generation to innovate, create and change the world.
As the university and the city continue to flourish, it’s easy to see
why we’re excited about our future.

YOU’RE IN GOOD COMPANY
When you come to the University of Kentucky, you are joining
a community that cares about you. You’re also joining some
of the best students from throughout the Commonwealth and
around the world in an environment unlike any other.

RANKED #5 BY LIVABILITY’S “TOP COLLEGE TOWNS 2013”
Lexington is one great college town. Campus is on the edge
of a lively downtown, yet just a short drive to the rolling beauty
and picturesque landscapes of the “Horse Capital of the World.”

#1 BEST CITY FOR FINDING A JOB, ACCORDING TO FORBES
Beyond graduation, you shouldn’t have much problem finding
a job around here. The city is growing and UK graduates are
Lexington’s best source of young talent ready to do great things.
Learn more at seeblue.com

* Summer 2014 • Volume 85 • Number 2

celebrate aer defeating
Features e Wildcatsthe Midwest Region final,
Michigan in

ON THE COVER

earning a trip to the Final Four.
Photo: Dr. Michael Huang

Paul Chellgren ’64:

12 seeing blue and making a difference

28 What a ride! Wildcats find magic in March!

e former head of Ashland Inc., who has served
terms on the UK Board of Trustees, advances his
alma mater through service and philanthropy.

By Kelli Elam

16 from alumni experts

e Wildcats made it a March (and April) to remember during
the magical NCAA tourney run.

How to … Helpful advice

UK alumni experts can make a part of your life more
meaningful, informed or just plain fun! Check out the
wisdom and know-how of your fellow alums.

By Linda Perry

’Champ’ Kelly:

24 It’s all about the journey of goal setting
By capitalizing on the opportunities each
moment can bring, Anthony “Champ”
Kelly ’02 EN, ’03 BE has achieved
many goals, including working for
an NFL team.

By Robin Roenker

UK College of Nursing leads in
educating public on radon gas hazard
Getting the word out to citizens about radon risks is one
of the factors at the heart of the Clean Air Indoor
Partnership at the UK College of Nursing.

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Photo: Victoria Graff

By Linda Perry

Departments
4 Pride In Blue
7 Presidential Conversation
8 UK News
9 Blue Horizons
35 Alumni Clubs
37 College View

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Class Notes
In Memoriam
Creative Juices
Retrospect
Quick Takes

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Elaine A. Wilson ’68 SW - President-elect
David B. Ratterman ’68 EN - Treasurer
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District
Michelle Leigh Allen ’06 ’10 BE
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Lisa G. Atkinson ’92 CI
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Jim Keenan ’90 BE, ’93 LAW
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James D. McCain ’81 BE
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Sherry R. Moak ’81 BE
Susan P. Mountjoy ’72 ED
Susan V. Mustian ’84 BE
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Charlene K. Rouse ’77 DES
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Marian Moore Sims ’72 ’76 ED
J. Fritz Skeen ’72 ’73 BE
Daniel L. Sparks ’69 EN
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Marsha R. Wallis ’69 NUR
Rachel L. Webb ’05 CI
Lori E. Wells ’96 BE
Crystal M. Williams ’97 BE
Amelia B. Wilson ’03 AG, ’06 ’11 ED

Alumni Trustees
Jo Hern Curris ’63 AS, ’75 LAW
Kelly Sullivan Holland ’93 AS, ’98 ED
Terry B. Mobley ’65 ED
Appointed
Katie Eiserman ’01 ED - Athletics
omas W. Harris ’85 AS - University Relations
D. Michael Richey ’74 ’79 AG - Development
Bobby C. Whitaker ’58 CI - Honorary
Jacob D. Ingram - Student Government Association
Vacant - University Senate

Past Presidents
George L. Atkins Jr. ’63 BE
eodore B. Bates ’52 AG
Richard A. Bean ’69 BE
Michael A. Burleson ’74 PHA
Bruce K. Davis ’71 LAW
Scott E. Davis ’73 BE
Marianne Smith Edge ’77 AG
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Franklin H. Farris Jr. ’72 BE
R. Price Atkinson ’97 CI
Dr. Paul E. Fenwick ’52 AG
Antoine Huffman ’05 CI
William G. Francis ’68 AS, ’73 LAW
Lee A. Jackson ’70 SCC, ’73 AS
W. P. Friedrich ’71 EN
Matt Minner ’93 AS
Dan Gipson ’69 EN
Will Nash ’06 AS
Cammie D. Grant ’79 ED
Sharon P. Robinson ’66 ’AS, ’76 ’79 ED
John R. Guthrie ’63 CI
Candace L. Sellars ’95 ’03 ED
Ann B. Haney ’71 AS
Diane M. Massie ’79 CI
College
Robert E. Miller
Michelle McDonald ’84 AG, ’92 ED - Agriculture
John C. Nichols II ’53 BE
P. J. Williams ’91 AS - Arts & Sciences
Dr. George A. Ochs IV ’74 DE
James B. Bryant ’67 BE - Business & Economics
Sandra B. Patterson ’68 AS
Jeremy L. Jarvi ’02 CI - Communication & Information Robert F. Pickard ’57 ’61 EN
Dr. Clifford J. Lowdenback ’99 AS, ’03 DE - Dentistry
Paula L. Pope ’73 ’75 ED
Lu Ann Holmes ’79 DES - Design
G. David Ravencra ’59 BE
Martha Elizabeth Randolph ’83 BE, ’87 ’92 ED - Education William Schuetze ’72 LAW
Taunya Phillips-Walker ’87 EN, ’04 BE - Engineering
David L. Shelton ’66 BE
Tony R. Rollins ’97 FA - Fine Arts
J. Tim Skinner ’80 DES
Barbara R. Sanders ’72 AS, ’76 ED - Health Sciences
James W. Stuckert ’60 EN, ’61 BE
Christy Trout ’02 LAW - Law
Julia K. Tackett ’68 AS, ’71 LAW
Dr. William H. Mitchell ’70 MED - Medicine
Hank B. ompson Jr. ’71 CI
Patricia K. Howard ’83 ’90 ’04 NUR - Nursing
Myra L. Tobin ’62 AG
Lynn Harrelson ’73 PHA - Pharmacy
J. omas Tucker ’56 BE
Jennifer L. Redmond ’03 ’10 PH - Public Health
Henry Wilhoit Jr. ’60 Law
Willis K. Bright Jr. ’66 SW - Social Work
Richard M. Womack ’53 AG

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* Pride In Blue

Sometimes, the journey is just as
much fun as the destination
It’s with great pride that
we bring you the summer
2014 issue of Kentucky
Alumni magazine.
We’ve all heard (and
probably experienced it
firsthand) the adage that
it’s never too late. e incredible finish to the
2013-2014 college basketball season sure provided confirmation of that. Our Wildcats took us all on a journey that transformed an up-and-down season into a run to the Final Four.
Yes, it was one win short of a perfect storybook ending, but it
certainly was not short on moments we will remember. I certainly won’t forget anytime soon the way the team responded
to Coach John Calipari’s “tweaks,” or the way they came together and fought — and, of course, the late-game heroics
and heart-stopping wins. However, I must admit that I was
more than a little skeptical when, aer a disappointing loss at
South Carolina at the beginning of March, Aaron Harrison
predicted that the rest of the season was going to be a “great
story.” Shows what I know, right? roughout the season,
amid all the ups and downs, Calipari kept reminding us that
it’s a process and you can’t skip any steps. is process just
took a little more time than we wanted it to. Each season is its
own process, but the next one will start with not only some
super-talented freshmen, but eight (eight!) returning players
from a national runner-up team. We won’t revisit the “40-0”
talk (or at least try not to ... ) but it sure is fun to think about
the possibilities.
Along with cheering on our Wildcats, what I love most about
the madness is the opportunity it affords me to connect with so
many of my fellow UK alumni and friends. Whether it’s at a
game, one of our pregame events or through the wonder that is
social media, I just love it. What a bond we share. It’s what
makes being part of the Big Blue Nation so special. Part of that
special bond is our superstitions, the most common one being
the clothing we wear while watching games. If a shirt, hat or
dress is deemed to be “lucky,” you’ve got to stick with it. I want
to share with you a little “tweaking” I did that just might have
contributed to the Cats’ postseason run. Let’s go back to the
2012 championship run. Beginning with the games played in
Louisville, I wore the same two dresses for each round. I wore
these dresses in the same order all the way through to the
championship game. Sensing the need for something drastic, I
decided to add the dresses back into my “lucky” rotation this

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season. Beginning with the first game in St. Louis against
Kansas State, I once again donned my lucky dresses. ey must
have still had some magic le. You know what happened. Alas,
the “blue fashion deadly duo” is no longer undefeated. So, between now and next March, I must find two new lucky dresses.
Hey, every little thing helps, right? We all do what we can.
Our cover story is, of course, the Cats magical run. Originally, the plan was a cover story if the Wildcats (men’s or
women’s team) won the national championship, as we did in
2012. However, once I got back to Lexington and caught up
on some sleep, I started thinking that maybe this amazing
journey deserved the cover anyway. I hope you enjoy reliving
the magic with me.
Also in this issue, we share with you the story of Anthony
“Champ” Kelly’s journey since graduating from UK in 2003.
You probably remember Kelly from his playing days as a
member of the Wildcat football team. What you might not
know is his journey from growing up in a town of less than
500 people to becoming an integral part of the Denver Broncos front office. He made a commitment to work in football
at the highest level and to also give back. Kelly stopped by the
King Alumni House recently just to say thanks for including
him in Kentucky Alumni magazine — terrific person with a
terrific story. Be sure to read it.
We also introduce you to Krista Robertson, a young alum
who has made an exciting career out of the shopping, social
media and baseball. How cool is that? e profile gives me a
chance to introduce Aon Fairchild Spencer, the newest
member of our team here at the UK Alumni Association.
Have you ever wondered how to get a good night’s sleep?
Or how to pick a good vino? We rounded up some of our
alumni who are experts in their fields to get the answers to a
few of life’s everyday questions. Be sure to check it out. I’ll bet
you gain some useful information. Hmm ... Let’s see. I would
consider myself an expert in shoe shopping and making cornbread. Let me know if you need any advice on these topics.
You will find all this and so much more in this issue. I hope
you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy sharing it with you. As
always, I welcome your feedback.
With Pride in Blue,

Kelli Elam ’11
Editor

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* Presidential Conversation
Student scholars
At the beginning of May, the University of Kentucky gathered for the spring Commencement ceremony to congratulate
the 2014 graduating class. In total, more than 6,000 students
graduated from the university in the 2013-14 academic year
and walked into the warm embrace of our alumni family.
In higher education, we strive to provide our students with
a meaningful college experience, one that allows our student
scholars to grow intellectually and socially, so that they leave
our campus prepared to lead lives of meaning and purpose.
But, increasingly, we also find that our students — both undergraduate and graduate — leave an indelible imprint on
our campus before they graduate.
Our students skillfully balance the academic rigor of their
coursework with the social challenges of being independent
adults. UK students compete for and attain the nation’s most
competitive academic scholarships. UK named its 15th and
16th Astronaut Scholars and 13th Truman Scholar in the
2013-14 academic year. Additionally, we have had 18 Goldwater Scholars since 1990 and two Gates Cambridge Scholars in the past six years. Sixty-one UK student-athletes
balanced academics with athletics and were named to the
2013-14 SEC Academic Honor Roll, placing UK fourth in
the conference.
Many of our students participated in the largest ever National Conference on Undergraduate Research hosted at UK
in April. With student colleagues from across the nation,
they engaged in collaborative discovery in the arts, sciences
and humanities that will yield personal, professional and societal rewards for many years to come.
UK’s graduate students conduct sophisticated research in
membrane science, obesity, nanotechnology, engineering,
agriculture, drug delivery, oncology, business, manufacturing, aeronautics and the fine arts. They work alongside faculty in multidisciplinary settings as research and graduate
assistants, helping create new knowledge, develop understanding and teach undergraduate students.
As our students excel academically and seek wisdom, they
also serve others.
Over the last year our students contributed nearly 100,000
service hours to the community, partnered with more than
500 nonprofit agencies, prepared more than 100,000 food
bags for the people of Haiti and raised $1.4 million for

pediatric cancer research
and treatment. They gave
up their spring breaks to
travel around the country
and world to teach, feed
the homeless, build
homes, mentor youth
and heal the less fortunate among us. Our graduate students raised
money for victims of domestic violence and provided free dental,
pharmaceutical, medical, tax and legal assistance, all while
earning their degrees.
e university has invested heavily to further enhance the
student experience. In August, we will add nearly 2,400 residence hall beds and 17 living-learning programs to support student development. e investments in the Gatton College of
Business & Economics, Academic Science Building and College of Fine Arts will impact a significant cross section of the
student body. We will continue to grow cocurricular programs
in Honors, Education Abroad and undergraduate research to
complement and extend what students learn in the classroom.
And we will find new ways to recruit, retain and reward leading
faculty to mentor the next generation of professors, scholars
and researchers.
We are making these investments so that UK remains the
top choice for the best and brightest students seeking a comprehensive and innovative college experience. But we also
pursue these priorities so that when they do arrive at UK,
they leave here prepared to compete and succeed in a global
economy of commerce and culture.
This is the mission of your alma mater and Kentucky’s flagship university — to be the state and nation’s best asset for a
bright future.
“seeblue.”

Eli Capilouto
President

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* UK News

New dean selected to lead UK College of Nursing
A national leader in nursing education, tobacco control and health care
outreach will become the next dean of
the UK College of Nursing and Warwick Professorship.
Janie Heath, who is currently the associate dean of Academic Programs
and the Thomas Saunders III Endowed Professor at the University of
Virginia School of Nursing, will take
over as dean at UK Aug. 1.
Heath, who has been a nurse for
nearly 40 years and also has worked at
Georgia Health Sciences University,
Georgetown University and the University of South Carolina, said she was
attracted to the college’s well-known
strengths in advanced practice nursing
and research. “UK ― through its talented faculty, staff and students ― has
been on the forefront of addressing
major challenges in higher education
and health care delivery today. I’m excited to work on new strategic initiatives to help promote a healthy
working and learning environment for

DanceBlue raises
$1,436,606.24
e ninth annual DanceBlue dance
marathon ended with a grand fundraising total of $1,436,606.24. With this
year’s total, DanceBlue has contributed
more than $6.5 million dollars to the
Golden Matrix Fund and the DanceBlue
Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric
Hematology/Oncology Clinic.
More than 800 dancers completed
DanceBlue. All of the money raised at
this annual 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon benefits children
with cancer and their families and cancer
research.
UK Alumni Clubs raised $21,000 for
the event, largely through fundraisers
held in conjunction with game watch
parties and through efforts of Young
Alumni. Prior to the event, the UK
Alumni Association held a reception for
all DanceBlue alumni. n

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Janie Heath

the UK academic and clinical enterprise,” she said.
Patricia Howard has been serving as
UK’s interim dean since late 2012 after

Jane Kirschling left UK to serve as
dean of the University of Maryland
School of Nursing. n

‘Greenhouse’ to focus on
environment and sustainability
Encouraging sustainability practices
and awareness of environmental issues
is at the heart of a new Living Learning
Program, which will make its debut in
August in the new Woodland Glen II
residence hall currently under construction at UK. “Greenhouse” is a
partnership between the College of
Agriculture, Food and Environment
and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Both freshman and sophomore students with an interest in environment
and sustainability from all majors are
welcome to the community, not just
science majors. Juniors and seniors are
encouraged to apply to serve as peer
mentors.
Key components of the Greenhouse
program include a two-credit hour
course in the fall semester (“Pathways

and Barriers to Environmental Sustainability”) and a one-credit hour course
in the spring semester, as well as co-curricular activities. Students will have opportunities to attend weekly chats,
participate in tours and field trips, interact with guest speakers and more.
Woodland Glen II is a LEED-Silver
building, which is a rating system that
stands for Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design. There are four
levels: certified, silver, gold and platinum. Points are given based on factors such as site sustainability, water
efficiency, energy efficiency, types of
materials used and indoor environmental quality. n

* UK News

Pharmacy, Markey announce new
Center for Nanobiotechnology
The UK College of Pharmacy and
Markey Cancer Center are joining together to create the Center for
Nanobiotechnology, which will be led
by Peixuan Guo, the UK William S. Farish Fund Endowed Chair in
Nanobiotechnology.
Nanotechnology is the development
and engineering of devices so small that
they are measured on a nanometer scale.
Nanoscale devices can work as parts of
body organs, tissues and drug carriers to
interact with biomolecules on both the
surface and inside cells. Because they
have access to so many areas of the body,

they have the potential to detect diseases
and deliver treatments in newer and
more effective ways.
e newly-established center will bring
together biomedical experts working in
nanobiotechnology in UK’s Colleges of
Pharmacy and Medicine. All faculty with
research interests in nanobiotechnology,
such as nanoscale biomaterials, nanobiomechanics, nanomedicine, nanodrug delivery, nanoimunology, nanophotonics,
biomolecular imaging, micro- and nanoscale biosensors, biochips and RNA nanotechnology are being invited to engage
with the center. n

Peixuan Guo

Director of Art Museum named

Stuart Horodner

Stuart Horodner will be the new director of the Art Museum at the University
of Kentucky. Previously Horodner was
the artistic director of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. He will begin his
tenure in July and succeeds Kathy WalshPiper, who retired in August 2013 aer
more than a decade of service to UK.
Horodner has held positions as visual
arts curator at the Portland Institute for
Contemporary Art, Portland, Ore.; director of the Bucknell University Art
Gallery, Lewisburg, Pa.; and was coowner of the Horodner Romley Gallery,
New York. He has taught classes at Buck-

nell University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University and
the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
He received his bachelor’s degree from
e Cooper Union, New York, N.Y., and
his master’s degree from the Mason Gross
School of the Arts at Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, N.J.
e Art Museum at UK is home to
more than 4,500 objects, including
American and European paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and sculpture. It
presents both special exhibitions and
work from its permanent collection. n

UK has a new resource for transfer students
Mike Shanks, director of the new UK Transfer Center, says
the university now has a one-stop shop for students who want
to transfer to UK. e office space, located in Room 11 of the
Funkhouser Building, is designed to support transfer students
from the time they want to learn about deadlines for special
transfer scholarships to when they have financial aid questions
once they are Wildcats. e hope is for these prospective students to have a home base as they try to figure out how their
credits will transfer at UK and the myriad of other unique
questions they may have.
“e Transfer Center is a place to get those first questions answered so that once the students arrive at UK and meet with

their academic advisors, they are more prepared for that transition,” Shanks says.
A staff of six people is available to help potential transfer students. New opportunities include Transfer Visit Days, which has
information sessions and campus tours especially designed for the
unique needs of those wanting to attend UK aer starting at a
two-year or four-year institution. Another feature is a chance to
become familiar with the Transfer Living Learning Program, a
residential community created to support transfer students as
they complete their first year on campus. e goal of these initiatives is to support transfer students and help them reach their
higher education goals. n
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* Invest in
Kentucky’s companies

of tomorrow

If you have a passion for supporting
Kentucky entrepreneurs and creating
new jobs in the Commonwealth,

join the Kentucky Angel
Investors Network.
• Monthly online meetings showcase pre-screened
business investment opportunities
• Members make their own investment decisions
• Online meeting tools provide convenient access
• There is no cost to join
• Members must meet the SEC criteria for
accredited investors

To Join, or for more information, visit www.KYAngels.net
or contact Dean Harvey, harvey@uky.edu, 859.257.1930.
Kentucky Angels is sponsored by the Cabinet for Economic
Development and administered by UK’s Von Allmen Center
for Entrepreneurship.

VON ALLMEN CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP
THE LEXINGTON OFFICE OF THE
KENTUCKY INNOVATION NETWORK

Annual members —

upgrade to Life Membership
Join the exclusive group of our
most loyal alumni and become a
Life Member today!

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Summer 2014

* Blue Horizons

Federal grants put Kentucky on cutting
edge of manufacturing research
UK and the University of Louisville
have announced $3.7 million in state
funding and in-kind contributions to
support a comprehensive federal initiative focused on enhancing advanced
manufacturing nationwide and bringing
more highly-skilled jobs to the Commonwealth. e grants are in support of
the National Network of Manufacturing
Innovation, a White House plan to help
U.S. manufacturers employ leading-edge
technology to become more competitive.

UK and UofL are involved in the federal project, but will work with different
groups of schools and manufacturers. UK
will focus on lightweight materials manufacturing and UofL on digital manufacturing and design innovation.
UK was selected to participate in the
American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII),
which will receive $70 million in Department of Defense funding, with $78 million
in matching support from a public-private

Project takes aim at medical error disclosure
Mandy Jones, clinical assistant professor in the UK College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice and
Science, has received a highly-competitive UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science pilot award to analyze and
transform the culture of medical error
disclosure in health systems using interprofessional teams.
Jones will lead an interprofessional
team of educators and researchers representing law, medicine, nursing and pharmacy to provide medical error disclosure
training for health care providers and to
study the impact of team-based disclosure on transparency and provider willingness to disclose. e training will take
place over 18 months.
Major national agencies, such as the
National Quality Forum, The Joint
Commission and the Institute of Medicine, expect the reporting and disclosing of medical errors to provide
information that can lead to improved

health care quality and safety. However, little guidance is provided on how
to effectively disclose an error or which
model of disclosure is best. Relational
outcomes of disclosure research show
that while clinicians desire transparency, these attitudes are often not
translated into practice; when disclosures do occur, they typically fall short
of patient or fa