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Meet the University of Kentucky Tour Guides

Becoming a tour guide at the University of Kentucky is a competitive process. Only a fraction of the students who interview for the job receive the honor of showing prospective students and their families around campus. Feel free to ask your tour guides questions about being a student at the University of Kentucky - they are always happy to help!”

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Name: Anne Marie Kirk

Year at UK: Senior

Hometown: Lexington, KY 

Major: Secondary STEM Education

What is your favorite food on campus? Blazer Mac and Cheese or Brinner (Breakfast for Dinner) at Commons  


Name: Arayo Sokan

Year at UK: Sophomore

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Major: Pre-Med Psychology and Spanish

What is your favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus is the benches outside Maxwell Place, by the waterfall.


Name: Becca Wood

Year at UK: Sophomore

Hometown: Rockport, IL

Major: Economics 

The thing that I'm going to miss most when I graduate is... The "bleed blue" atomosphere in Kentucky. The fans are crazy and dedicated and it is an awesome family to be a part of. Especailly being an out-of-state student, to be able to call myself a member of the Big Blue Nation is totally cool. 


Name: Chanel Friday

Year at UK: Sophomore

Hometown: Kennewick, WA

Major: Integrated Strategic Communication

What is your favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus would have to be the Johnson Center. I spend a great amount of time there working and working out. It is the best place to blow off some steam after a stressful day. I get to shake all my problems away in Zumba Class.


Name: Clayton Bailey

Year at UK: Junior

Hometown: Louisville, KY 

Major: Economics & Finance 

What is your favorite place on campus? The Commonwealth House is the little, out of the way building on the north side of campus. I had a class in there freshman year that really changed the way I looked at college and things in general. It is a converted residential home, and when I walk inside, I immediately feel seperated from the craziness of college. No one knows about this building, so it is kind of my secret...don't tell anyone. 


Name: Daniel Rollans

Year at UK: Senior

Hometown: Sylvania, OH

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

After graduation I want to... After graduation, I want to switch my major and dodge leaving campus, or run for offce. 


Name: Danielle Wilson

Year at UK: Sophomore

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Major: Elementary Education and Psychology

After graduation I want to... immediately get a job in the class room teaching anywhere between kindergarten and third grade. Eventually, I want to obtain my master's degree in school counseling.


 

Name: Donavyn Coffey

Year at UK: Junior

Hometown: Russell Springs, KY

Major: Agriculture Biotechnology

After graduation I want to... Work in PR and Marketing for an agriculture biotech firm. 


Name: Ellen Gaines

Year at UK: Sophomore

Hometown: Franklin, TN 

After graduation I want to... keep working with students.


Name: Emily Willet

Year at UK: Senior 

Hometown: Ormond Beach, FL

Major: Business Management/Pre-Dental

After graduation I want to... attend dental school. 


Name: Ethan Stewart 

Year at UK: Junior

Hometown: Carrollton, KY

Major: Kinesiology

What is your favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus is definitely the 5th floor quiet study in Willy T. I go up there to study and finish my homework so then I can go spend time at my second favorite spot...the JC. 


Name: Faina Matveeva 

Year at UK: Junior

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Major: Mechanical Engineering 

The thing that I'm going to miss most when I graduate is...having the time and opportunity to explore new hobbies like playing piano and painting, and I'll definitely miss the opportunities to study. 


Name: Hunter Porter 

Year at UK: Junior

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Major: Economics 

After graduation I want to... Be governor of Kentucky 


Name: John Graeber

Year at UK: Junior

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Major: Accounting

The thing I'm going to miss most when I graduate is... DanceBlue. Not only for being a participant in one of the most moving experiences, but I will miss working alongside some of my best friends to help accomplish something great for the kids!


Name: Jordan McDowell

Year at UK: Senior 

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Major: Family Science 

The thing that I am going to miss most when I graduate is... I'm going to miss my faternity brothers the most because they have supported me from the very beginning and have been a high influence on my growth as a man! 


Name: Josh Bose

Year at UK: PY2

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Major: Pharm.D.

After graduation I want to... be a pediatric clinical pharmacist.


Name: Josh Palmer

Year at UK: Senior

Hometown: Wilmore, KY

Major: Psychology

The thing I'm going to miss most when I graduate is... the people that I work with. They have all become my family here at UK.


 

Name: Julia Jones

Year at UK: Senior

Hometown: Findlay, OH

Major: Marketing

After graduation I want to... Become a successful business woman...and then marry a very attractive man. 


Name: Lee Foster

Year at UK: Junior

Hometown: Owensboro, KY

Major: Economics and Marketing, International Business Minor

What is your favorite place on campus? The quad. I'm a sucker for old buildings and this is the area I fell in love with the first time I cam on campus. Fun fact: my grandfather actually lived in one of the old buildings in the quad back when it was a dorm in the 1940's! 


Name: Liza Bustle

Year at UK: Sophomore

Hometown: London, KY

Major: Biology with Dance minor

What is your favorite place on campus? I love the Fine Arts building because of its dance studio! 


Name: Malia Dunn-Reier 

Year at UK: Sophomore

Hometown: Yorkville, IL

Major: Marketing and Spanish

What is your favorite food on campus? Taco Bar 


Name: Manny Cortez 

Year at UK:

Hometown: Symsonia, KY

Major: Pharmacy 

The thing that I am going to miss most when I graduate is... Listening to the Wildcat Marching Band pratice as I pass Stoll Field on my way home from class. 


Name: Mark Thurman

Year at UK: Junior 

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Major: Computer Engineering 

The thing I'm going to miss most when I graduate is... late nights with friends. Freshman year I met a lot of people in my dorm watching movies with them and playing euchre. Now that I'm living off campus we still get together and have movie night or euchre nights.


Name: Maureen Neal 

Year at UK: Junior

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Major: Community and Leadership Development 

What is your favorite place on campus? Room 230 of the Student Center 


Name: Roshan Palli

Year at UK: Junior

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Major: Mathematical Economics

The thing that I am going to miss most when I graduate is... The knowledge that I am not only working for my own benefit but knowing that I am aiding the success of an entire community...and cheap basketball tickets.


Name: Todd Montgomery 

Year at UK: Sophomore

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Major: Mechanical Engineering and Electrial Engineering

What is your favorite food on campus? Commons Sweet Potatoes 


 


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