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