Homer Knight is a retired World War II colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Having spent 17 years traveling to various parts of the world, he still enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah Lanham was the teacher elementary and high school director of pupil personnel for Warren County Board of Education for over 30 years.
Marian Davis is working with management organizations to protect the Bluegrass area from over-development.
Ellis Cunningham has been married to Lyda Sutherland Cunningham, a 1944 home economics alumna, for 50 years. They have two daughters, Nina and Nancy, and live in Richmond, Virginia. He retired from Southern States Cooperative in 1986.
James Welch is a professor of animal science at West Virginia University. He is also enjoying some volunteer work and traveling.
Dr. General King retired in 1986 as associate department head and professor of animal science after 33 years at Texas A&M University. He has received the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award and Signs/Service Award from the American Meat Science Association. He is also a Fellow in the American Society of Animal Sciences.
After receiving a B.S. from UK, Julian Maupin pursued a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Auburn University. He practiced about 26 years, working for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and for USDA. He also was involved with Brucellosis and hog cholera eradication programs. Serious health problems led to his retirement in 1996.
Walker Stafford retired as a District Sales Manager for Stauffer Chemical Company in 1986.
Robert Teater was the director of the School of Natural Resources at Ohio State University for four years and the director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for eight years. He served nine years on the Columbus Board of Education. He is a combat veteran of Korea and a retired major general. He is also the founder of the Teater-Gebhardt and Associates Natural Resource Consulting Firm. He and his wife, Dorothy Seath Teater, have four sons and 12 grandchildren.
Martha Manoso has now retired but loves to see and visit her children and grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling.
Sarah Henry was recently named to the College of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame.
John Woeste is president of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. He is also director of the National Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) Educational Foundation.
James Mobberly, Jr. retired in July 2000 from Ashland, Inc. after 35 years. His last position there was as a safety engineer.
John Adams is currently farming and appraising property. He is also director of Pennyrile Area Development District and a member of the Kentucky General Assembly.
Rodney M. Schiltz is now retired from the food processing industry, having spent 35 years in sales.
Kenneth Ewing was employed with Southern States Cooperative, Inc. for 40 years. He retired as sales manager/field sales for the state of Kentucky in January 2000.
James Livesay worked in five Kentucky counties with University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, retiring in 1992 in Adair County after 30 years and eight months of service. His current hobby is restoring and trading antique John Deere tractors.
Shirley Browning is employed at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He is a partner in Browning Orchard in Fleming County and in Woodford Fruit in Woodford County (both in Kentucky). In addition, he is an active member of Rotary International and a consultant in economic loss issues.
Ralph P. Symmes, Jr. is the chief at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency Operations Center, and has worked for the government for 34 years. He also runs a cow/calf operation in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
William Ellington is married to Jane Cook Ellington. Their son, Derek Thomas Ellington, is a junior in the College of Agriculture, majoring in plant and soil science.
Larry Smith is currently the area program director for Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and is responsible for supervising 12 Eastern Kentucky county Farm Bureaus.
Donald Summers has a 1,500-acre grain farm in Hardin County. He and his wife, Dianna, have two children, Byron and Tara Bower.
Deborah A. Pogue is now teaching biology at Marion County High School in Marion, South Carolina.
Barbara P. Glenn and her husband, Scott Glenn, both enjoy spending their free time in activities with their three children, Kacie (15), Nathan (11), and Brian (4).
Rudolph Ousley graduated from Auburn Veterinary School in 1980. He has practiced for 21 years in a mixed-animal practice in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
Thomas Charters married Susan K. Saravalli, Ph.D., in 1987. He has been employed by the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown since 1984 and was elected director, president, and CEO in 1998. He previously worked as a caretaker and racing official in Pennsylvania, Europe, and Macau. In 2001 he was the first recipient of the Harness Tracks of Americas Distinguished Service Award.
Kenneth Harr is now the manager of a 22-acre greenhouse range in Denmark, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Jill, have three sons. Their oldest, Casey, is now a sophomore at UK and is an electrical engineering and computer science double major. His wife is an assistant professor at the Bellin College of Nursing in Green Bay.
Suzette White has been married to David White for 24 years and they have no children. She started her own company in 1993 called Nature by Design.
Shortly after graduation, Edward Ditto went to work for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance and has been there ever since. He says he is still having a blast. He currently manages the Campbellsville and Elizabethtown claim offices.
Wanda Parrish Smith has lived in western Montana since graduation. She works privately as well as for the U.S. Forest Service and Tricon Timber. She is married and has three daughters: 17-year-old twins and an 8-year-old. They all enjoy winter sports and she coaches soccer in the spring and fall.
Brian Hill is now a partner in CMW, Inc., providing architectural engineering, planning, and landscape architectural services.
Barry Shepherd has been employed by the Dow Corning Corporation for 20 years, where he is a quality specialist. He is single and living in Summerfield, North Carolina. His hobbies are entomology, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and golfing.
Ralph DuPont is married to Rebecca and they have three children: Alexa, Ben, and Brad, whose ages are 10, 7, and 5, respectively.
Greg Ison works for the U.S. Department of Labor as coal mine safety and health inspector and administrator. He is also a single father of three children.
Sheena Thomas-Brown and her husband, Dwayne Brown, proudly announce these additions to their family: Thomas Andrew Brown, 1, and Ellen Layne Brown, 3, from Rostow-on-Don, Russia.
Heather Field has been working in the Landscape Green Industry for the past 16 years. She has lived in Columbia County in upstate New York for the past 12 years. She is single and her interests and hobbies include the National Ski Patrol, hiking, and biking.
Myron Moore and his family celebrated the addition of Emery Austin Moore in July 2000.
Marc Guilfoil is married to Katherine Guilfoil and they have a nine-month-old son, John Austin Guilfoil. Marc owns a small business called Complete Wildlife Solution that specializes in nuisance animal trapping.
Katherine Jackson is employed by Farmland Industries in beef technical services and is responsible for formulation of rations for registered beef, sheep, goat, and elk. She also provides technical support to their feed representatives and customers. Much of her work involves contact with elk producers. Katherine is married and has two children a daughter, age 10, and a son, age 3.
Robyn Lee Slone resides in Suffolk, Virginia and is part owner of a veterinary research lab located in North Carolina.
Jim and Renee Boswell are living on the south side of Indianapolis and have three children, a daughter and twin sons. Jims territory as a sales representative for Aventis Crop Science consists of 21 counties in southeastern Indiana.
After practicing with Wyatt Tarrent & Combs, Kerry Cauthen went into full-time work in the Thoroughbred horse industry. The main focus of his job involves all aspects of commercial breeding farm Walmac International.
Tyrone Gentry currently serves as president of the Kentucky Association of Extension 4-H Agents.
Its a boy for Dr. Wesley and Lori Thomas Porter (95). Braden Thomas Porter was born on September 17, weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long.
Angie Begosh and her husband, Jason Riggins, moved to Idaho in March 2001. Jason was appointed squad leader with the Sawtooth Interagency Hotshots, a wildland firefighting unit with the U.S. Forest Service. Angie works with the Idaho Cooperative Extension Service.
David Mitcham has been working in the engineering consulting business since graduation. He is currently employed with CDP Engineers, Inc. in Lexington, Kentucky, where he and his wife, Tricia Henry Mitcham, live.
Celia Barker has two children: Jacob, who is 10, and Samuel, who is 3 years old. She is also a junior professional basketball coach.
Lloyd Beckley, II graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in June 2000. He practices in Glasgow, Kentucky in a mixed-animal practice.
Amy Harrod works with Birch, Trautwin & Mims Inc., a Louisville engineering firm. She has a B.S. degree in landscape architecture.
KaDonna Randolph received a masters degree in forestry from Purdue University in May 2000.
Douglas Smith owns and operates two feed companies. One focuses on custom grinding and fertilizing, and the other specializes in bulk dairy feed. He also farms full-time. He says the business is great and all is well!
John Swintosky, who graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in landscape architecture, works with Metro Parks of Louisville. He has been a registered landscape architect since 1999 and was a board member of the Kentucky chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects in 1998, 1999, and 2001. John enjoys his 10-acre farm in Scott County and the fledgling nursery propagation business owned by his wife, Marianne.
Michael Venable opened a State Farm Insurance office in December 2000 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He and his wife, Beth, had their first child, a daughter, on February 7, 2001.
Robin Rae Cotter is married to Kirby Hancock and they live in Adair County. She currently plans and develops various marketing programs for Branscum Construction Company.
After earning an M.S. in agricultural economics at UK, Vadivel Kumari completed an M.A. in geological sciences at the University of Albany (New York). She is now working on a Ph.D. in information sciences at the State University of New York at Albany.
James Morgeson works at Marion Adjustment Center teaching horticulture to inmates. He is also doing course work at UK toward his masters degree in vocational education.
Clay Sullivan teaches ag education in his home county of Pendleton County, Kentucky, and really enjoys his profession. He also is a licensed auctioneer and works with Butcher Realty & Auctions.
Jennifer Lynn Bolen married Kenny Hunter in October 2000.
Fred Brown, who farms in Irvine, Kentucky, serves on the Soil Conservation Board and on the Agriculture Development Council.
Patrick Harned married Jessica Lynn Jeffries on June 2, 2001, and they live in the Lexington area.
John Pentecost works for Big Beaver Tree Service. He is trying to learn the business in the hopes of running his own tree service once his wife graduates from the College with a landscape architecture degree.
Alison Sexten will graduate in December with a masters degree in ag education from Oklahoma State University, where she is a graduate assistant and coordinator for the Freshman In Transition (FIT) program for 72 freshmen in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She and Daniel Smith, 1998 College of Agriculture alumnus, are to be married in May 2002.
News From Other Friends of the Alumni Association
Ronald Arnett is currently the head womens basketball coach at Kentucky Christian College. The team won the National Christian College Athletic Association Champions in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2000. Arnett was also named NCCAA National Coach of the Year in 1994, 1995, 1999, and 2000.
Carla Durbin has been employed with the UK College of Agriculture for 21 years. She currently serves as President-Elect of Epsilon Sigma Phi, Alpha Kappa Chapter, and Vice-President of the Kentucky Association of Extension 4-H Agents.
Theresa J. Weddington, a UK alumna, has joined Diamond V. Mills, Cedar Rapids, Iowa as nutrition research technician.