10, 2000 (Lexington, Ky.) Twenty
new members will be inducted into the University of Kentucky Hall of Distinguished Alumni
during ceremonies May 19 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington.
The induction of new members will bring the number of alumni in the
hall to 244, of more than 203,000 men and women who have received degrees from the
University of Kentucky.
Every five years distinguished alumni are chosen by a
committee consisting of members of the Alumni Association board of directors and other
inductees of the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Criteria
include an earned degree from UK at least 10 years prior to consideration and have
achieved prominence beyond the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
2000 inductees are:
· Sam Abell, B.A. 69;
National Geographic Society photographer
· Robert M. Carey, B.S. 62;
Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine
· Paul W. Chellgren, B.S.
64; Chairman and CEO of Ashland Inc.
· Maurice G. Cook, B.S. 57;
M.S. 59; Nationally recognized authority on soil and water conservation practices
· Constantine W. Deno
Curris, B.A. 62, Ed.D. '67; President of American Association of State Colleges
· David B. Dick, B.A.
56, M.A. 64; Retired news journalist for CBS News
· Eugene L. DuBow, B.A. '53;
Founding managing director of the American Jewish Committee
· Carol Martin Bill
Gatton, B.S. 54; Banking and automobile dealer executive and donor of the
largest gift ever to the University of Kentucky and for whom the College of Business and
Economics was renamed
· Thomas T. Hammond, B.S. 67; NBC-TV network sports announcer
· James F. Hardymon II, B.A.
56, M.S. 58; Retired chairman and CEO of Textron
· W. James Host, B.A. 61;
Founder and CEO of Host Communications
· Oliver H. Raymond (deceased),
B.S. 54; Founder of Raymond Equipment Company
· Arthur B. Still, B.G.S. 80; First-team football All-American
and All-Pro in NFL
· James W. Stuckert, B.S.
60, M.B.A.61; Chairman and CEO of Hilliard Lyons Inc.
· William B. Sturgill, B.S.
46; Former president of Golden Oak Mining
· Chris T. Sullivan, B.S.
72; Founding CEO of Outback Steakhouse
· W. Reid Thompson (deceased),
B.S. 73; Member of the Voyager 2 and Galileo earth imaging teams with NASA
· Myra Leigh Tobin, B.S.
62; Retired managing director of J&H Marsh & McLennan
· Jefferey A. Van Note, B.A.
70; All-Pro center in NFL
· S.J. Sam Whalen,
B.S. 49; Retired President and CEO of the Aerobraze Corporation
of the inductees have been recognized by their peers as having reached and remained at the
pinnacle of their fields, which include business, science, academics and athletics,
said Hank Thompson, chair of the Hall of Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee and a
former national president of the UK Alumni Association board.
to the May 19 banquet and ceremonies at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington may be
purchased by calling the UK Alumni Association at (606) 257-7162 or (800) 269-ALUM (2586).