2 Opening Remarks
Class Notes
Dorothy Hatheld Gish, a grad of 1941, recently told me, “A wistful feeling came over me as 1 read
through the recent issue of Kentucky Alumni magazine.” She remarked that the Class Note about
Charles Keaton ’48 who was sharing the good news of 65 years of marriage seemed so lonely as the
only one in the “Before 1960” category. She noted that she and her husband live in California,
have travelled throughout the world and enjoy participating in activities at the University of Cali-
fornia — San Diego working with foreign scholars learning English.
She got me thinking about how often people who are retired say they are busier than ever. One
person 1 ran into recently is Calvin Grayson ’54, a former Kentucky commissioner of transporta-
tion and director of the UK Transportation Research Center. He’s had a remarkable career, over-
seeing construction of much of Kentucky’s interstate and parkway system and serving on
university, state, and federal committees. He should be in Class Notes and so should you.
This is not an age thing, either. You remember the roommates and friends that were an integral
part of your college days, whether you just graduated or graduated 50 years ago with the Class of
1958 and are planning to return to campus for the Golden \Wildcat Society Reunion Oct. 16 — 19.
So much ofthe rest of your life happens when you are a college student. You can keep that con-
nection forever. Here are some of the ways the UK Alumni Association offers opportunities to stay
• Kentucky Alumni is the magazine for members of the UK Alumni Association.
• .eAlumVWse is the monthly newsletter about UK, UK sports, alumni news and upcoming
• The UK Alumni Club network has UK alumni living around the world gathering locally for
Kentucky Derby parties, game watches, community service projects and excursions to local
• New clubs are forming in Milwaukee, Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul), New York City,
St. Louis, Greenville and Charleston, S.C., Knoxville, Tenn.,]acksonville and South Florida
(Miami- Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) and could use more volunteers. (Hint: More volunteers, more
fun, less work!)
• The Legacy Initiative allows you to register your newborn; we’ll send him or her a \Wildcat
bib and other milestone birthday gifts. By identifying your second, third, or fourth genera-
tion student attending UK, you get them on the invitation list for Legacy events throughout
the year. lf you are an out-of-state alum, check out the Legacy tuition assistance opportunity.
• VV|RE[)&CAT$ is our social/ professional online community with friends of friends of
friends and discussion groups.
All of this is available online at wwwukalumni.net where you can update your record; give us
your current e-mail address (your college would like to contact you, too, with special information
about programs and classmates); connect with your area club Web page and the alumni events cal-
endar and more. Send me your Class Note.
See you online,
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