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ASHLEY JUDD PLEDGES $50,000 TO UK

By Kelley Bozeman

 

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"It is my sincerest belief that future doctoral candidates will also have life-changing moments with brilliant professors at the University of Kentucky, and then go forth and make the world a better place. Hey, it's not just about basketball, after all."

-- Ashley Judd,
actress and
UK alumna

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Aug. 14, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) University of Kentucky alumna and actress Ashley Judd, who studied cultural anthropology at UK, has pledged $50,000 to the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The gift will create and endow the Susan Abbott-Jamieson Dissertation Research Fund.

Named for Abbott-Jamieson, an emeritus anthropology professor who taught Judd, the fund will provide dissertation research grants to doctoral students. The pledge is eligible for matching funds from the state's Research Challenge Trust Fund.

"Typically I do not wish to publicize my giving, but in this instance, I am delighted to draw attention to the fact that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is matching my donation dollar for dollar, thus doubling the size of the endowment and exponentially increasing its impact on talented students who wish to pursue their doctorate in anthropology. Knowing of the government's matching campaign, I am hoping others will be enticed to give," Judd said.

"It is my sincerest belief that future doctoral candidates will also have life-changing moments with brilliant professors at the University of Kentucky, and then go forth and make the world a better place. Hey, it's not just about basketball, after all," Judd added.

Other gifts and pledges, totaling $1,691,757 million, accepted today by the UK Board of Trustees include:

$250,000 from an anonymous donor to supplement the UK Medical Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment in the College of Medicine;

$500,000 from the Brown-Forman Corp. to establish and endow the Brown-Forman Visiting Chair in Urban Design in the College of Architecture;

$300,000 from the Cralle Foundation to create and endow the Cralle Foundation/Joan Cralle Day Graduate Fellowship Endowment in the Graduate School;

$80,000 from Dr. Charles R. Combs to establish the Dr. Charles R. Combs Scholarship in the College of Medicine;

$50,000 from Dr. Robert D. Hayes to fund the Dr. Robert D. Hayes Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund in the College of Engineering's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering;

$50,000 from the estate of Mark M. Luckens to endow the Mark and Ruth Luckens Graduate Award in Toxicology in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences;

$50,100 from 24 gifts and 12 pledges to supplement the Helen Edwards Abell Endowed Research Fund for Historic Preservation in the College of Architecture;

$47,000 from several individuals and corporations, a pledge of $5,000 from Dr. Patrick DeLuca and a pledge of $8,000 from Murty Pharmaceutical, Inc. for the Pharmaceutical Technology Lectureship/Professorship/Chair Endowed Fund in the College of Pharmacy;

$100,000 from Zantker Charitable Foundation, Inc. and $50,000 from the estate of Dr. Mark Luckens to the Zantker Professorship in Judaic Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences;

$50,000 from Robert M. Odear, Jr. to create and establish the Robert M. Odear Sr., Faculty Research Fund in Latin America in the College of Arts and Sciences;

$51,657 from Thomas C. and Evelyn W. Finnie for the Finnie BS/MBA Graduate Fellowship Endowment in the College of Engineering;

$50,000 from William F. Beaven and his company Eidetik, Inc. to create and endow the Beaven-Eidetik Research Fellowship in Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation in the College of Social Work;

$50,000 from Wimberly C. and Betty J. Royster to create and endow the Royster Research Professorship in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. .


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