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  1 4 How Do You Spell Relief?
UK alumnus Scott Downs went from Big Blue to Blue ]ay,
G K ’77BE M · j F J becoming one ofthe best relief pitchers in baseball in his all-guts,
   H O R  KZZM[kl;/dglyggrgughbriglziggdzzgjzlfgjtgerm d no-glory middle reliever position, By Benjamin Gleisser
Pham.- @2008 john Sommers II
1 6 One Good Turn Deserves Another
1 0 A Numbers Game Tom FitzGerald ’80 LAW director of the Kentucky
Gary Knapp ’77 BE uses biometrics to project the Resources Council since 1984, received a $250,000 Heinz
V probability of producing a highly desirable hgrge Award for his work that helped to protect Kentucky’s
V through a mating between horses that are compatible €Hv1fOHmeHt over the last 20 years. By Linsen Li
in unique physical characteristics. By Tom Leach
1 7 See Plaid. Forever
Christina Criollo and ]ena Everhard, both UK seniors,
created a pattern that has now become the oPfrcial UK
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g A A "  ll   selling novel, "77ae Memory Keeper? Daug/aten" with four
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L -1   gg 2 5 Annual Report 2007-2008
~I· 1 1 71** /@ We’re counting on you — 37,084 members and growing!
7;   Q j Last fiscal year the association had impressive numbers,
    {1 from 1,740 attendees enjoying UK Kings 1sland Day to 89
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3 Opening Remarks
5 Presidential Conversation
6 UK Beat
7 Research
9 Capital Campaign
j 22 Open Door
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 2 Opening Remarks
Members, Use Your Benefits.
Let me start off by welcoming our new readers of this Kentucky Alumni magazine, alumni who have joined the
UK Alumni Association after receiving the Fall issue. Here’s hoping you make use ofthe benefits and privileges
that membership in the association offers. That goes for all members. Never before has the UK Alumni Associa-
tion offered so much beyond the underlying love and loyalty connection that alumni tend to share with each
other for their alma mater.
Homecoming 2008 is history and we are already looking forward to Homecoming 2009, scheduled for Oct. 31. You
can bet this family-friendly weekend will be full of activities, making your return to campus worthwhile. One event not
to be missed is the UK Alumni Association Parade Watch Party at King Alumni House. In the past hve years this get-
together has grown from about 20 people attending to maxing out the hre marshal’s capacity limits for the festivities in
2008. Altogether over 2,000 people participated in association-sponsored events throughout Homecoming week.
Class of 1959, you’ll be hearing from us soon about gathering together a committee to plan your 50th graduation an-
niversary. Here’s a little secret, the more classmates that come back to UK that weekend, the bigger and better the
party will be. Right now contact your college classmates about a rendezvous in Lexington in 2009. Encourage your
friends to check with the UK Alumni Association to be sure that their alumni record is complete. You’ll be the center
of attention at the Golden Wildcat Society dinner as those who ' i; —
graduated before you welcome you into this exclusive group. »
And remember to “SGGbIUG.” in your local community. The   fi   _ - ‘
number of UK alumni clubs is growing throughout the world. _`       ._ j i     I _ _ ,
Clubs are a way to network in your local community and share   was    A XC F  (lug   i—~>~q
this part of home wherever you live now Alumni clubs are a   Q! ` `_ li 3 V E ·     __! Lg slit wl
valuable part of the team, representing the university in student ‘ f .;    A   lr ‘*  
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recruiting events, offering scholarships to local students to at- i i  
tend UK, and getting students in their area together to send     in   T . -
them offto UK each Fall. Club members also have fun coming ll   ’ ` \` J
together for Game Watch Parties and local service projects in i , l 1 if i_
their communities while proudly wearing the blue and white. ; l   rb 1 `ii Ml
New this year was the Cats for a Cause National Week of Service In its Second yoar of a new tradition at UK is tno Tradition.;
with hundreds of alumni throughout the country engaged With a shirt designed by a UK student and given to all entering
their communities in many different ways, freshmen. Receiving a check for the 2008 winning design
Utiiizo tho WWWuaiumni_not Wob sito to onhanco and oxpand from UK Alumni Association Director Stan Key, left, and UK
VOM Oppmmnitias EO ba immivadr When it mmas EO Signing up President Lee T. Todd Jr., right, is Jennifer Lamothe, a senior
for events or taking advantage of athletic ticket opportunities, fem L°ulSVl"e'
being online is the easiest, quickest way to do it.
Keep your Membership Resource Guide handy. Your alumni membership card and keytag displays your membership
number. You never know when you will want to use one ofthe over 180 discounts available to members.
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 2 Presidential Conversation
Improving Life For Kentuckians
  I was happy to learn that Gary Knapp would be featured in this issue of Kentucky
V   Alumni magazine. A horse farm owner and Gatton College of Business and Economics
  alum, his story is one that illustrates the many great things UK alumni do to positively im-
I T"'     pact Kentuclqfs economy I hope you enjoy learning about the details of his career as
·     ,, V ’ much as I did.
n ..9 I often use this space to tell you about the great things we are doing in UK research. But
A" A I have not spent enough time explaining how that research is hitting the ground in Ken-
_ tuclqr and changing the lives of Kentuckians. That is why I wanted to take a moment to
_ talk about a project we launched in Western Kentuclqr aimed at improving infant health.
  I Kentuclqr has some of the nation’s highest rates of poor oral health and negative
, birthing outcomes. Approximately 5,000 premature, low birth weight babies are born in
A   . V Kentuclqr annually and Kentuclqfs rates of preterm babies and low birth weight babies
i * · W have increased by nearly 20 percent over the last 10 years. These babies are likely to experi-
ence higher than average health problems throughout their lifetimes. Their families and the Commonwealth will face signihcant
costs associated with their prematurity and low birth weight. Medical procedures at time of birth average $40,000, making the
annual cost in Kentuclqr approximately $20 million.
Responding to this Kentucky priority problem is a UK outreach collaboration called CenteringPregnancy Smiles, which is
working to reduce the cycle of preterm birth, low birth weight, and poor oral health in Kentuclqa Since ]anuary 2006, UK has
been collaborating with the T`rover I·Iealth System and I·Iopkins County I·Iealth Department to serve expecting families from
I·Iopkins, Muhlenberg, McLean, I·Ienderson, Union, Webster, Crittenden, Caldwell, and Christian counties.
The results have been phenomenal. A total of 410 women from the region have delivered babies as part of the CenteringPreg-
nancy Smiles program at T`rover Clinic’s Women’s Center. The overall preterm birth rates have been reduced from I4 percent to
6 percent and rates of low birth weight deliveries from 8 percent to 5 percent. For those women that completed more than 50
percent of the visits for Centering and received dental care, the rates for preterm birth were reduced from 14 to 4 percent and 8
to 4 percent for low birth weight.
The most telling data involves women from the region who did not attend at least 50 percent of the Centering visits and did
not receive dental care. That population did not see any improvement over the regional, historical norm for preterm and low
birth weight births.
It is estimated that CenteringPregnancy Smiles saved $1.9 million in medical bills in 2006 and 2007 by preventing 37 preterm births.
CenteringPregnancy Smiles is one of 36 Commonwealth Collaboratives we created to specihcally address pressing Kentucky issues.
We have asked UKs top faculty and researchers to tackle Kentucky’s toughest problems, as I Hrmly believe it is the responsibility of
Kentuclqfs flagship land-grant university to launch research projects that will make a real difference in Kentucky lives.
When you are out in the community talking to friends and colleagues about what is happening at your alma mater, please be
sure to remind them that UK is working hard to improve lives in every Kentuclqr county Because that’s what T`op 20 public
research universities do.
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State Of Th e U n iversity Add ress
In his State ofthe University Address, UK President Lee T, • Forty UK graduates are working for Teach for America,
Todd ]r, recounted the accomplishments UK has made despite which recruits college graduates to teach in urban and
deep budget cuts experienced over the last year, He thanked rural public schools to eliminate educational inequity
members ofthe campus community for their hard work and • UK’s total research expenditures for fiscal year 2007 in-
encouraged them to keep pushing toward the goal of becom- creased to a record high $332 million
ing a Top 20 public university, • Last year 55 local companies received $64,5 million in
Among the many accomplishments cited were: venture funding with 32 ofthose companies having UK
• Record high freshman African-American enrollment this connections
fall at 341 • UK unveiled 13 new Commonwealth Collaboratives, out-
• Record number of Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s reach projects to help solve some of Kentucky’s most in-
School for the Arts Scholars at 389 trinsic economic, health and environmental problems
• Record high rate of freshman to sophomore retention this • UK continues its strong leadership in the health care
• UK had 20 research papers accepted to last year’s National Chandler Hospital and for the new College of Pharmacy
Conference on Undergraduate Research Building
The Heroes Of Public Health Alpha Gamma Delta At 100 Yea rs
The UK College of Public Health honored three distinguished Alpha Gamma Delta sorority members and alumni came to-
professionals at its Hfth annual Hall of Fame celebration, This gether for a Centennial Celebration Weekend, marking the soror-
year’s inductees are Dr, Gilbert H, Friedell, Dr, Rice C, Leach and ity’s 100th year milestone as the oldest chapter at UK and
]ohn S, Wiggs, Wiggs, who died of cancer last year, was inducted honoring its years of success and service for the university and
posthumously, Lexington area,
Friedell came to Kentucky in 1983 as the Hrst director ofthe The Epsilon Alpha Gamma Delta sorority established itself on
Markey Cancer Center, His focus has been on the control of can- campus May 14, 1908, and stands as the second oldest Alpha
cer and chronic diseases in the poor, rural population of Eastern Gamma Delta chapter in the nation,
Kentucky and Central Appalachia,
Leach has more than four decades of public health experience, • •
including chief of stafffor the Ofhce ofthe Surgeon General’s US, Robl nson   rs Program Fu nd I ng
Public Health Service, the Commonwealth’s Commissioner gf _ The R0b1¤S¤¤ Sehelars Program (RSP), which has touched the
public health and most recently as executive director of the Pri- lives QT-llcarly 600 Students {rem Eastern Ke¤r¤¤kY» ls Icccwmg
mary CUC Center with thc Lcxmgtonfaycttc Urban County $2 million over the next two years from the state legislature, The
Health Department, program serves)Hrst generation college-bound and college students
Bcghmmgm 1969) Wiggs held Various Positions Within thc UK from Kentucky s Appalachian region who have demonstrated the
College of Dentistry UK Medical Center and UK College of Potential tg Sllccccd _ _ _
paula Health. In 1999, he became the associate alecm rar aa- AS the ¤¤gm¤l fmdmg {rem e d¤¤¤¤¤¤ by E0 R¤l?1¤S¤¤ he
missions aaa Salaam arm, in are eauege ¤fPub11e Health, nap- §*Wmdled» the RSP has Werked te Secure Private §*¤¤¤¤¤¤S» HM-
ing to start the master’s in public health program, mg SHPPOIF {rem Some Kcmucklhbascd COmPfm1CS‘
State legislators worked to secure state funding for the RSP,
Compiled from ur Websites, ur purine Relations news reports, and making rhie rhe Hrer rime ir has received Hrrarrcial eupperr epecii-
Kentucky/ilumni magazine staff reporting. cally €l€$lgH&t€€l K0 if fr0m the State
College Of Law Hall Of Fame
]ohn Y, Brown ]r, and ]ane E, Graham have been inducted Graham joined the US, Attorney’s Orlice for the Eastern District
into the UK College of Law Alumni Association Hall of Fame, of Kentucky in 1978, She handled major public corruption and fr-
Brown was the 55th governor of Kentucky turned Kentucky nancial fraud cases and was appointed to the US, Department of
in the world and helped establish the UK Sanders-Brown Henry Watz Gardner 8c Sellars PLLC and served three tenns on
Center on Aging, the Kentucky Bar Association Board of Governors,
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Winter College, Sessions will be held at the elegant Naples Hilton graduate students and outstanding UK students who decide to pur-
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 UK alumnus Gary Knapp combined analytical thinking
and dreaming to breed 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown.
By Tom Leach
reed to the best and hope for the best. That’s long been the axiom for
anyone involved in the pursuit of producing champion Thoroughbred
race horses.
Even a numbers-oriented guy like Gary Knapp knows one cannot quantify
or control the"hope" component. He does, however, believe science can be
brought to bear on the other side of that equine equation.
That was his approach in selecting the combination of stallion and mare e  _   _ , Il
    ._   3   I   ., that produced the 2008 Kentucky Derby winner, Big Brown. Knapp says he I ¢‘ I  ·‘   ~··—.  f*‘   · * Z ,_ A
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  T ._,  sity of Kentucky, where he secured a doctorate in marketing and applied I  _ "   T I g
` I   V_ *> statistics in 1977.     . r  
.   M II ;·; I Knapp came to Lexington for practical reasons. He and his first wife wanted "  ` V· '_ - Y- f
E `       to go to graduate school but funds were in short supply. UK not only  gi ,· I`,  I °
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