Outstanding Young Alumni
teve Richardson has been named this year's state winner of the
Outstanding Young Alumni Award. This award goes annually to an
alum who is 40 or under who has supported both the College and
his or her local community.
The state winner is chosen from outstanding young alumni named
by ag alumni chapters across the state. Richardson was recognized
at the UK Agriculture Alumni Association Winter Event held in
December at the Hyatt Regency, Lexington.
Pendleton 85, immediate past president of the ag alumni
association, presents the award to Steve Richardson.
Richardson attended the University of Kentucky from 1983 to 1985.
He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural education from Morehead
State University in 1988 and a master's degree from Morehead in
ag education in 1992. He received his Rank 1 in administration
(a level of teaching certification beyond the master's degree)
A teacher for the past 13 years, Richardson currently teaches
agriculture at Knott County Central High School and recently started
a greenhouse business.
Richardson is involved in the Kentucky Cattlemen's Leadership
Program, the Mountain Cattlemen's Association, and the East Kentucky
Beef Cattle Council. He has continued his involvement in the College
of Agriculture by becoming the local Extension board president,
serving on the local Ag Development Council, and participating
in regional field days and various other College of Agriculture
He has also served as president of the county Extension foundation
and as county Extension board president. He has also been active
in 4-H, serving as shooting sports coach and as a volunteer at
camp and in the horticulture program.
He and his wife Pamela and their two children, Christain and Nadia,
live in Pinetop in Knott County.
Outstanding Young Alums for 2002 chosen
by ag alumni chapters across the state include : Brian Celsor
'95, Mammoth Cave; Dale Duckworth '93, Bluegrass; Rhonda Cornett
'01, Wilderness Trail; Steve Richardson (attended '83-'85), Quicksand.
Back row: Dexter Knight '86, Fort Harrod; Steven Bach '99, Licking
River; Louis McIntire, '88, Lincoln Trail; Aaron Edelson '97,
Louisville; Anthony Stevenson '96, Lake Cumberland. Saralyn Porter
Hite '90, Pennyrile, is not pictured.
Helping You Grow & Develop
by Grace Gorrell
ne of the priorities of your UK Agriculture Alumni Association is
to provide programming that can help you develop as alumni on the
professional and personal levels. In the past two years we have
offered several different personal and professional development
opportunities and plan to offer more in the future. Here are a few
highlights of the programs offered in '02 and the opportunities
we plan to offer in 2003:
In the fall of '02 we partnered with Lessons in Leadership to offer
a worldwide downlink, "Values-Based Leadership: Restoring Character
and Confidence in the Workplace." Green, Bullitt, and Fayette
counties linked to the program.
Participants heard William Bennett, former U.S. secretary of education,
as well as other key thinkers on ethics. The response was so positive
that we are offering another satellite seminar program this year.
On Nov. 5 we will partner with LumaCore, producers of the Luminary
Series, which is recognized as a premier producer of leadership
and management training programs. We will be part of the world's
largest leadership eventLiving Leadership: The Power
of Executing Greatness. Scheduled speakers, as of press
- Ken Blanchard, author of the One-Minute Manager books and
the first author to have four books at one time on Business
Week's list of the top 15 best sellers.
- Stephen Covey, author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective
People, which was chosen by Chief Executive magazine as one
of the two most influential business books of the 20th century.
- John Maxwell, founder of Maximum Impact, an organization dedicated
to helping people maximize their personal and leadership potential,
and author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
The program will also include an exclusive FORTUNE magazine panel
discussionlast year this segment featured Rudolph Giuliani,
former mayor of New York City, and Jack Welch, former chairman
and CEO of General Electric. If we can increase downlink sites
and in turn increase participation, the cost could go below $100
per person. The seminar will be open to alumni, any of their peers
and coworkers, and to College of Agriculture employees. We will
update information at our Web site about the seminar as plans
progress (link from www.ca.uky.edu). You can also call us or e-mail
us for a brochure on the event. If you are interested in finding
out how to get a downlink in your community or in your company,
contact the Ag Alumni and Development office.
In conjunction with our Winter Event in December, we held our
second annual professional development program. The topic was
Life's Balancing Act: How to be a Top Notch Professional and Also
Have a Life!
Thanks to financial support from the UK Alumni Association and
the College, young alumni received free registration and others
got an information-packed day for only $20 per person. Several
alums brought coworkers with them. The participants said it was
well worth the time commitment. Our topics and speakers were:
The Bully is out and Teamwork Is In! with Doug Bruce, specialist
in business management and the voice of UK basketball at Rupp
Arena; Streamline Your Spaces and Your Life with Sue McMillin,
president of With Time To Spare; How Do We Balance Professional
and Personal Lives? with Jeff Bishop, professional job coach;
Ethical Challenges in our Changing World with Lori Garkovich,
UK College of Agriculture.
Participants ended their day by enjoying the annual winter alumni
dinner and UK basketball game. Plans are to have our third annual
program in conjunction with the Winter Event again in 2003. More
information will come to you in the fall and also will be posted
on the Web site.
Please contact us if you have topics that you would like to see
offered at these seminars or if you want more information on how
you can become involved. We are here for you, so please let us
know what else we can do to help you more.
||Grace Gorrell '79, associate director of Ag Alumni
and Development, was honored at Winter Event with the National
Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award, given
to only five alumni each year at the University of Kentucky.
It was presented to her by Marian Moore Sims ' 72, '76 of
the UK Board of Trustees.
- Newton R. Bardwell Jr., '43, Hopkinsville, March 19, 2002
- William M. Britt, retired Robertson County agricultural agent,
Mt. Olivet, Oct. 7, 2002
- Georgia Ellen (Conley) Campbell, '39, Lexington, Aug. 26,
- Albert G. Clay, former chair of the UK Equine Research
Foundation, Lexington, Aug. 20, 2002
- Dr. John B. Clay, '42, Frankfort, Feb. 2, 2002
- Maurice E. Coppock, '34, Campbellsville, July 6, 2002
- Marjul (Wright) Cottrell, '73, Guthrie, Oct. 8, 1999
- Paul B. Cramer Jr., '54, Pinehurst, N.C., Aug. 23, 1999
- Charles S. Dennis, '50, Covington, Dec. 23, 1998
- William Norris Duvall, '30, Elkton, Jan.12, 2003
- Walter E. Ellison, '71, Milian, Ind., Aug. 20, 2001
- Jane (Hays) Featherston, '51, Lexington, Sept. 29, 2002
- John I. Gray Jr., '46, Florence, Aug. 17, 2002
- Wilma Louise (Abrams) Green, '40, Lexington, Nov. 4, 2002
- Dr. Robert Hail, '50, Hopkinsville, Jan. 11, 2000
- Col. Ben C. Hardaway Jr., '65, Orlando, Fla., Jan. 9, 2003
- Dr. James W. Herron, retired agronomy Extension professor,
Valley Park, Mo., Aug. 20, 2002
- Mary Frances (Jackson) Johnson, '50, Venice, Fla., Oct. 25,
- Mildred E. (Cox) Kallman, '41, Locust Valley, N.Y., June 29,
- Capt. Donald Kells, '42, Dry Ridge, Sept. 9, 2002
- Charles M. Martin, '48, Pickerington, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2001
- Sherri McCleanhan, Menifee County family and consumer
sciences agent, Frenchburg, Dec. 30, 2002
- William C. McClure, '42, Knoxville, Tenn., July 1, 2002
- Charles V. McDaniel, '49, Greensburg, April 15, 2002
- Rob Roy Norton, '38, Cynthiana, Jan. 9, 2002
- Eddie C. Pasco, '42, Beaver Dam, April 25, 2002
- Virginia Belle (Featherston) Ray, '29, Dallas, Tex., June
- Ulysses Reneau, '71, Albany, Nov. 23, 2001
- Robert D. Selvidge, '53, Lowell, Ind., May 20, 1999
- Luther E. Smith Jr., Warren County agricultural agent,
Bowling Green, Jan. 10, 2003
- Sarah A. (Whittinghill) Samuelson Trask, '35, Carmel,
Calif., June 1, 2002
- Charles S. White, '31, Paris, July 11, 2002
- Frank E. Wilford, '42 (business and economics), Lexington,
Aug. 14, 2001
- Everette E. Witt, '50, Milan, Ind., Jan. 31, 2002
- Morris A. Wright, '77, Lexington, Sept. 6, 2002
- Dr. Adolph A. Wysocki, '75, Norco, Calif., June 2, 2002
James Wayne Livesay '60 is currently farming in Taylor County.
He retired from the UK Cooperative Extension Service in 1992 in
Adair County. He now restores antique John Deere tractors and
enjoys attending tractor shows and festivals.
John W. Poe '78 of Midway, who was a student of the first graduating
class of the new Kentucky School of Public Health, received his
master's degree in public health-epidemiology in December 2002.
He is in private veterinary practice in Central Kentucky.
David W. Case, '79, has accepted a position as technical sales
representative covering Ohio and Michigan for Gustafson LLC, a
partially owned subsidiary of Bayer. He was previously with Bayer
Crop Science for 12 years. David serves as treasurer of the UK
Alumni Association chapter in Dayton, Ohio. He and his wife of
20 years, Dorothy, live in Enon, Ohio.
Jim McWilson '79, has been appointed vice president of sales
for the Americas for Printronix Inc. Jim, who lives in Oakton,
Va., has worked for more than 18 years in sales and marketing
management for computer hardware and software companies.
Tracy Gillilan '93, and Dale Inskeep were married Aug. 21, 2002.
Tracy is employed with Farm Credit Services in Lafayette, Ind.
Dale works for Newton Oil Company in Lafayette. They live in Clarks
Kentucky Area Alumni Events!
15 UK College of Agriculture alumni events will be held this
summer. Plan now to attend. To find the event closest to you,
just go to the College's Web site, then link to Alumni.
Whos Who for 2003
Area Chapter Presidents
Susan Hayes ' 75, '78
Michael Smith '98
Mike Mullican Jr. '94
Steve Doss '93
Don Johnson '75
Kevin Jolly '91
Aaron Edelson '97
Justin Marsh '95
Danny Bailey '68
David Pelphrey '85
J. Whitney Stith '90
Sara Rogers '90
Charles McIntire '84
David Cornett '81
Dr. Mark S. Smith '86
Ag Student Council
AGR (Alpha Gamma Rho)
Dennis Parrett '81, PresidentLincoln
Doug Thomas '81, Vice PresidentBluegrass
Brian Stedelin '98, SecretaryPurchase
Tony Holloway '91, TreasurerPennyrile
Jeff Pendleton '85, Immediate Past PresidentFort Harrod
Bobby Gaffney '75, National Agriculture Alumni and Development
Association RepresentativeFort Harrod
Grace Gorrell '79, Alumni Coordinator
Incoming Ag Alumni Association
members for 2003-2004
include (left to right):
Mark Smith '86,
Wilderness Trail area;
Kevin Jolly '91, Lincoln Trail;
Steve Doss '93, Lake Cumberland;
Whitney Stith '90, Northern Kentucky;
Mike Mullican Jr. '94, Green River.
Not pictured are
Michael Smith, '98; Fort Harrod;
Danny Bailey '68, Northeast North;
David Pelphery '85, Northeast South; and
Charles McIntire '84, Purchase.
Join the Agriculture Alumni Association. Membership benefits
include discounts on alumni events, eligibility for various alumni
awards, and eligibility for membership
in the UK Federal Credit Union and the Hilary J. Boone Center
for faculty, staff, and alumni.
Annual dues for 2003
Single membership $10
- Lifetime membership may be paid over three years at $60 a
- A lifetime spouse membership may be paid over three years
at $40 a year.
- Graduates in the past year receive a free membership for one
Make your check payable to:
UK Agriculture Alumni Association
UK Agriculture Alumni Association
P.O. Box 21925
||Executive Board members of the Ag Alumni Association
include (top to bottom)
Doug Thomas, '81, vice-president;
Brian Stedelin, '98, secretary;
Bobby Gaffney,'75, representative to the National Agricultural
Alumni and Development Association;
Dennis Parrett, '81, president;
Jeff Pendleton, '85, immediate past president. Not pictured:
Tony Holloway 91, treasurer.
Ag Alum Becomes First UK Female Athlete to Have Jersey
alerie Still '01, a former women's basketball standout,
has become the first female letter winner in any UK sport to have
her jersey retired.
jersey retirement ceremony was during halftime of the UK women's
basketball game on Jan. 12 (UK beat Alabama, 59 to 55). Still, whose
degree is in animal sciences, is the all-time leading scorer (2,763)
and rebounder (1,525) for both UK men and women.
Still ushered Kentucky's women's program from new varsity status
to title hopeful in the NCAA. She eclipsed Dan Issel (1968-70),
who owns records for most points scored (2,138) and most rebounds
(1,078) in a career. Like Issel, Still was a consensus All-American.
Still led in scoring four straight seasons and had a career average
of 23.2. At one point during the 1981-82 season, she led the nation
in both scoring and rebounding before finishing second in both categories
(25 points per game and 14.3 rebounds per game). She led the team
to its highest national ranking (fourth) in 1983 and helped UK roll
up a home court win streak of 31 games from 1980-82. In 1983, she
led the sixth-ranked Cats to an 80-66 upset over powerhouse Old
Dominion before a record crowd of 10,622 in UK's Memorial Coliseum.
After leaving UK, Still had a successful career in the Italian Professional
League. While in Italy, Still was a television actress and hosted
her own television show, Still Basket.
Upon her return to the United States, Still became a charter member
of the American Basketball League for Women and was a two-time Most
Valuable Player of the league's Championship Series. Still later
played for the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball
Association before retiring from basketball, but she returned last
season as an assistant coach for the WNBA's Orlando Miracle.
Still is also an accomplished print model and a professional-caliber
pianist. She now lives in Powell, Ohio, with her husband Rob Lock
'91, also a former UK basketball player, and their son, Aaron.
She runs The Valerie Still Foundation, a not-for-profit organization
that works to ensure that girls are encouraged and instructed to
develop their talents.
UK Media Relations
Roundup 2003 Sept. 27
Come watch the Wildcats take on the Florida Gators,
but make sure you come early to enjoy all the excitement of the
2003 Roundup activities.
Don't miss the biggest and best alumni event
held on campus each year!
(Roundup will begin 4 hours before kickoff.)
More information will come to you by mail in late July and be
posted on the Web at www.ca.uky.edu
2003 Football Schedule
Aug. 31 Louisville
Sept. 6 Murray State
Sept. 13 at Alabama
Sept. 20 at Indiana
Sept. 27 Florida
Oct. 4 open
Oct. 11 at South Carolina
Oct. 18 Ohio University (Homecoming)
Oct. 25 Mississippi State
Nov. 1 Arkansas
Nov. 8 open
Nov. 15 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 22 at Georgia
Nov. 29 Tennessee
(Check the UK Athletics Web site for more information.)