James Harvey Moore ,'31 is now retired.
Sarah Jean Potter Lanham,'40 worked for Farm Security Administration
in Williamsburg and in Whitley City. She received her master's
degree from Western Kentucky University, taught school, and
was director of pupil personnel in the Warren County Schools.
William O. Newell, Jr.,'42 works at the Cumberland Security
Bank and is chairman of the board of directors. He is also the
owner of Farmers Tobacco Warehouse and Eastern Welding, both
Marvin T. Wells,'42, in the Army Air Force until 1946, was
in Virginia and Kentucky education for a total of 16 years.
He taught science/biology in Jefferson County for 13 years.
He was also an insurance representative as a field underwriter
and is currently farming.
K. Kelly,'43 is married to Betty May Fervell, and they have
three children. He is president of Wicklifle Rental Properties,
Inc., operates WGKY radio station, and also operates two farms.
Mildred Forston,'44 is retired.
Anne R. Frye Caudill,'45 served as home demonstration agent
in Montgomery County. She and her husband lived in Letcher County
for 43 years, where their three children were born. Anne served
as Harry's secretary in his law practice for most of those years.
Since Harry's passing, she lives in New Albany, Ind.
Ted Wilson Cathey,'46 spent 26 years in the Animal Sciences
Department and taught agriculture in the Veterans Farm Program.
He also produced a grand champion barrow overall breeds at the
International Livestock Expedition in Chicago in 1959.
William M. Johnson, Jr.,'46 retired in 1988
after 43 years with Kentucky Utilities Company. He is now a
farmer, guitarist, and
Seldon V. Hail,'48 is the farm manager of Greer Farms in London,
Nancy J. Houchen,'48 is married to Carol F. Houchen, who was
a business major at UK. They have two grandchildren and two
Granville Kitchen,'49 is retired after 35 years service with
the USDA and is currently living in Shelby County. He and his
wife, Ann, have one son, Jon. Since retirement he keeps busy
on the Kitchens' small farm near Bagdad and with church activities
and veterans organizations.
Noble Howard,'49 spent 30 years working for the USDA and 20
years as a full-time farmer. He has been farming part time since
Russell Wells,'50 retired in 1987 as CEO of the Lawrence County
Kenneth B. Holland,'51 retired as district conservationist
(SCS) in 1986.
Dr. Robert Teater,'51 is now retired. He was director of the
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, director of the School
of Natural Resources at Ohio State University, and associate
dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at The
Ohio State University. Dr. Teater was also a major general in
the Ohio Army National Guard. He has been married for 50 years
to Dorothy Seath Teater, and they have four sons and 12 grandchildren.
Dr. Arthur Asbury,'51 is currently a Van Meter Professor Emeritus
of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
(UPSOM) and also working full time in neurology. He was interim
dean at UPSOM from 1988 to 1989 and 2000 to 2001.
Bobby Hall Jr.,'53 is president and co-owner with his wife
Bonnie of Farmers Feed Mill Inc. He and his wife live on their
family farm outside Georgetown where they raise cattle, sheep,
tobacco, and hay crops. They have two children, Lee C. Hall
and Julia Hall Mahan. Lee is the vice-president of Farmers Feed
Mill Inc., and Julia is vice-president of Incredipet, a division
of Farmers Feed Mill.
John D. Baldwin, Jr.,'53 played for Bear Bryant in 1950, 1951,
and 1952 and lettered all three years. He has been in business
as a major oil gasoline distributor for 20 years. John and his
wife, Barbara, have four children and also have grandchildren.
Robert Hahn,'54 is a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Glen McCormack,'54 was a U.S. Army colonel, a county Extension
agent, a bank director, president of the Chamber of Commerce,
president of the hospital board, and a state director for the
Farm Bureau Federation.
William Brinkley,'54 is married to the former Betty Preston,
and they have one daughter, Joyce. William retired in 1990 from
the Cooperative Extension Service.
Harold Vaught,'57 is very active in church, the Mid-Kentucky
Antique Car Club, and the Logan County Antique Engine and Tractor
James S. Mobberly Jr.,'58 is retired as a safety engineer for
Ashland Chemical Company.
Dr. Gene A. Bramlett,'58 was the assistant vice-president for
Extension and Public Service at the University of Georgia from
1960 to 1975, the vice-president for Extension and Public Service
at Auburn University from 1975 to 1981, and the dean of General
Extension and director of the Center on Aging from 1982 to 1995.
Edgar Kash Jr.,'58 retired from the USDA Soil Conservation
Service in 1991 and from the Lee County judge/executive position
in 1998. He and his wife have two children.
Ermel D. Wilson,'59 retired as a Hart County vocational agriculture
teacher in February 1986. He and his wife, Phyllis have four
children, three of whom graduated from UK.
Kenneth Arnold,'59 is the owner of Ken Arnold and Associates
but is retired.
Mancil J. Vinson,'60 was a vocational agriculture teacher, a
marketing director, an agricultural communications assistant,
and a legal consultant for individual bankers, digital equity,
and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). He also
Carol F. Berryman,'60 has been a legal assistant in Georgia
and Kentucky for over 25 years and is currently a senior legal
Wiley Faw,'60 is retired from the International Mission Board,
Southern Baptist Convention. He spent 33 years in Nigeria, West
Africa, doing church planting and agricultural missions. He
is married to Geneva Willis Faw, who graduated in 1961 from
the UK College of Education.
John W. Deme,'63 retired from teaching in 1994. He now has
a rare plant nursery in Kingston, N.C.
Dr. Bonnie O. Tanner,'63 has been the assistant director for
Family and Consumer Sciences at the UK Cooperative Extension
Service since November 1998 after working for other agencies
in the USDA in Washington, D.C. Her experience included serving
as a USDA Extension specialist in consumer science and as a
Maryland Extension agent for home economics. She was recently
named to the Governor's Commission on Family Farms.
Dr. Michael Covitt, D.V.M.,'66 is an equine veterinarian and
owner of Robin Ridge Farm in Crestwood.
Robert O'Bryan,'68 of Leander (Johnson County) received Rank
I in educational administration. He taught 15 years as a vocational
agriculture teacher at Johnson Central High School and has been
in administration for 19 years.
Glenda Simpson,'68 has been retired from teaching family and
consumer sciences for four years. She still does some substitute
William Ellington,'69 is an agency manager for the Bath County
Farm Bureau Insurance Services. He is married to Jane Cook Ellington,
who received her master's degree in vocational education in
1972. They have a son, Derek Thomas Ellington, who graduated
in May 2002 from UK with a major in plant and soil science.
Larry R. Smith,'70 is currently employed by the Kentucky Farm
Bureau Federation. He works with 12 Eastern Kentucky county
Linda Miller,'70 is a sales representative for Kraft.
Jane Ann Osman,'70 is currently a substitute teacher in Clark
County. She is married with a son in college.
Michael A. Carney,'70 is a medical account manager with Procter
& Gamble Pharmaceuticals. He has one son, Christopher.
Catherine J. Parke,'72 is the owner and manager of Valkyre
Stud in Georgetown and the business recently foaled, raised,
and sold a million dollar earner, Milwaukee Brew.
James A. Vail,'72 is currently a professor at Elizabethtown
Community College and has worked for the community college system
since 1979. He and his wife, Barbara, have two children, Rita
Nathan L. Moore,'74 graduated from the University of Louisville
School of Medicine in 1978 and is currently employed by the
Bluegrass Medical Clinic.
Mary Ann S. Core,'76 is a district conservationist for the
United States Department of Agriculture and the Natural Resources
and Conservation Service. She is currently working to restore
the wetlands and increase the greenways along streams in the
Central Ohio region.
Bobby Gaffney,'75 was awarded the Jane Longley Cook Volunteer
Service Award at a 2002 national meeting of the National Agricultural
Alumni and Development Association.
Keith Lyons,'76 is the owner of H. L. Lyons Company. He is
married to Ann Abbott Lyons, and they have two children, Sara
(19), and Clayton (13).
Peggy S. Helton,'78 has two daughters, Lindsay and Jessica.
She enjoys being a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent
in Whitley County.
Dr. Mary Ann Schwartz-Gowdy,'80 is an instructor in the horticulture
department at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2001 she
received the College of Agriculture Food & Natural Resources
outstanding teacher of the year award.
L. Russell,'81 was the first graduate of the UK Landscape Architecture
Program to become a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape
Architects, into which she was inducted in 1997. She is now
an associate professor of architecture at the University of
Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design.
Bowling,'81 has been married for 20 years to Joe Fred Bowling,
and they have three children, Matt (18), Katie (15), and Emma
(3). She works as a logistics coordinator at Dow Corning Corporation.
started Georgel Insurance Agency in April of 1988. He is married
to Kim Georgel, and they have three children, Adam, Kelley,
and Alex, who are 13, 10, and 5, respectively.
and Toni Myers have two children, Colby, 10, and Ruth Ann, 7.
On their farm in Montgomery County they raise pure bred Angus
cattle and horses.
Stephens,'86 owns an environmental contracting company that
manages municipal, industrial, and agricultural water and wastewater
materials. He has two daughters.
and his wife have one daughter, Emery Moore, who was born July
20, 2000. Myron is the branch manager and assistant vice-president
of Citizens National Bank of Jessamine County.
is a partner in the Louisville legal office of Stites &
(M.S., '90) and her husband Brent Woodrum are the proud parents
of a son, Landry Owen Ragland Woodrum, born July 18, 2002.
Brent Ware,'90 has been teaching agriculture at Casey County
High School for 10 years. He also farms a 210-acre farm in Casey
County, has a beef cow and calf operation, and operates a Kent
Feed dealership. He and his wife, Lisa, have twin 6-year-old
daughters, Allison and Ashley.
is currently working as an officer for the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Foreign Agriculture Service. He completed a three-year
tour in the Philippines last September and began another three-year
tour to Japan.
Craig Corum,'93 has been employed with the Fredrick County (Md.)
government for the last two years as a land planner.
Schmitt,'93 received his master's degree in agriculture at Murray
State University in 1998 and is now an ag teacher at Livingston
Central High. He and his wife Karen have a daughter, Lauren.
Heath,'93 is married to Jacob Kephart. Her daughter, Joyce Heath,
is now 4. She has been coaching the 4-H Livestock Judging Team
for the past eight years and is the leader of 4-H/FFA Livestock
Club in Shelby County. Corinne is also a sales manager at Bagdad
Roller Mills in Bagdad.
Staggs,'94 married Travis Wenzel in 2001. They live on the Two
Iron Ranch near Arthur, Nebraska, and were expecting their first
child in October of 2002.
Howell,'94 has been a Marion County Extension agent for seven
years. She and her husband Bill live in Pennyrile with their
twin daughters, Allie and Shelby, who were born in 1999.
Brothers, D.V.M.,'94 is currently working as a mixed animal
practitioner in North Central Ohio.
Barker,'95 is a senior health environmentalist for Gateway Distribution
Health Department. She is married to Joe Barker, and they have
three children, Jacob, Samuel, and Erin.
Reed,'95 is working as a Campbell County Extension agent for
4-H/Youth Development and is currently pursuing her master's
degree in vocational education at UK.
has been working in sales with the Monsanto's animal agriculture
division since her graduation. She has a 3-year-old daughter,
Kay Casey,'95 has been married to Greg Casey since 1997, and
they have twin sons, Brandon and Zachary, who were born in March
of 2001. Stephanie has been working since 1995 at Burkmann Feeds
G. Wilson,'95 has been with the Pulaski County Cooperative Extension
Service since December of 1997. She married Joel Wilson in 2001.
They operate a farm in Somerset raising peppers, cantaloupes,
Mitcham,'95 recently passed the Professional Engineers Exam
and is project engineer at CDP Engineers, Inc.
Beckley, D.V.M.,'96, Auburn '00, has a new position at Burk
Veterinarian Services in Hardinsburg.
Clark,'96 has been married to Tim Clark since 1995. They owned
a dairy herd in Iowa for four years but then sold the cows and
moved to Wisconsin. The have a 4-year-old daughter.
Vidourek,'96 married Ronald Hornback in 2001. She is the director
of training and development at Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.
Lynn Roberts,'97 has been a sales agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau
Insurance Company since graduation. She auctioneers with H.
Barry Smith Company of Shelbyville.
Doyle,'97 married a fellow UK graduate, Aleta Botts, '97, '00
on October 6, 2001, and they are living in Washington, D.C.
Smith,'97 is currently managing his family farm as well as co-owning
two feed businesses.
Eden-Myers,'97 graduated from Auburn University with a D.V.M.
degree in May 2001. She now has a private practice for ruminants
in Central Kentucky and at Small Animal Emergency Medicine in
Northern Kentucky. She has also gone back to school at the UK
College of Agriculture in animal sciences to earn her master's
degree in reproduction and nutrition.
Murdock, Jr.,'98 is currently living in Montgomery, Ala., where
he is a civilian flight instructor for the U.S. Air Force. He
recently made Gold Seal, the highest honor awarded to instructor
Jewell,'98 is currently working at the Fort Campbell military
installation in the forestry program.
King,'98 is living in his hometown of Henderson. Since graduation
he has worked for Monsanto in Haubstadt.
Lucio,'98 is currently working with farmers markets across Kentucky
to help farmers better directly market to consumers. Also, she
is soon to be managing the Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
She was married April 20, 2002 to Tony Lucio.
married Paige Andrews in 2000. He is a student at Southern Seminary
working on a master's of divinity degree and took a pastorship
at Rocky Ford, a church in Casey County, in 2001.
Duncan,'99 has worked for UK for 13 years as an Expanded Food
and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) agent in Harlan County.
She received the Harlan County Outstanding Leadership Award
and the 2000 EFNEP Award.
Kay McCleese,'99 is in her sophomore year at Oklahoma State
University Veterinary College.
married Mark Abney in July 2000 and they have a 14-month old
baby boy, Tracy Cole Abney. Amy is the probation and parole
officer in Powell County. Amy shows Tennessee Walking Horses
as well as Spotted Saddle Horses, and she won the Reserve World
Grand Champion in October 2001.
Matthew Koch,'00 is currently in Camp LeJeune, N.C., where he
is an infantry officer and a grounds intelligence officer in
the U.S. Marine Corps.
graduated from Oklahoma State University in December 2001 with
a master's degree in agricultural education. In May she married
Daniel Smith,'98 (animal sciences), and they live on a farm
in Stamping Ground.
has completed his first year as a 4-H Extension agent in Hopkins
is a sales assistant at Walmac International Stud.
Drury,'01 is now an agent for the Kentucky Farm Bureau in Fayette
Tanner,'01 graduated with a minor in biology and a major in
animal sciences. He is now attending Auburn University College
of Veterinary Medicine and hopes to return to Western Kentucky
Besuden III is a retired farm editor for the Lexington Herald-Leader
and currently a semi-active farmer. He was married 44 years
to his wife before she passed away in 2001. They have a son
and a daughter.
Akers retired this past December after serving as secretary/staff
assistant for the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Service
for 30 years.
has a bachelor's degree in farm management from Eastern Kentucky
University and is currently the Agriculture and Natural Resources
agent for the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service.
He is married to Lois Carter, a Bourbon County 4-H Extension
agent, and they live with their two children in Bourbon County.
Graves is a secretary for the Bourbon County Cooperative Extension
Service, where she has worked since November of 1989.
Perkins is a Hancock County Extension agent for Agriculture
and Natural Resources. She is the 1999 recipient of the Achievement
Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.
H. Ramey began working at the Research and Education Center
in Princeton in January 1991. Covetta now has an older son enrolled
in the College of Agriculture's biotechnology program.
Z. Royalty is a Mercer County Extension agent for Family and
G. Thrasher is the owner of Margaret's Pet Groom and Board,
and her basic education came through the Extension programs.
She is now a member of Twilight Extension Homemakers, president
of Russell County Extension Homemakers, a UK Fellow, and a member
of the Lake Cumberland Area Agriculture Alumni Association.
VanHoose is a 1960 graduate of Mayo State Vocational School.
She has been a secretary/staff assistant for the Johnson County
Cooperative Extension Service for more than 41 years.
is retired as manager of Southeast Grain Operation Countrymark
Cooperative. He is now an agribusiness consultant.