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UK'S 135TH COMMENCEMENT
WILL HAVE RECORD NUMBER OF GRADUATES

By Ralph Derickson

To listen to President Todd's commencement address, click here for part one, and here for part two.

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Commencement will honor a total of 5,600 graduates, including those who completed degree requirements in August and December 2001 as well as those finishing their work this spring.

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Lexington Community College holds its commencement exercises on Friday, May 3. For more information, click here.

May 6 , 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- A record number of students received degrees that will be awarded at the University of Kentucky's 135th commencement on Sunday, May 5, in Memorial Coliseum on Euclid Avenue.

Commencement honored a total of 5,600 graduates, including those who completed degree requirements in August and December 2001 as well as those finishing their work this spring.

The commencement speaker was UK President Lee T. Todd Jr., who is completing his first year as UK's 11th president. Here are some of the other features of the 2002 UK Commencement:

Jennifer Lynn Kasten of Lexington, a National Merit Scholar, Gaines Fellow and Marshall Scholarship winner, delivered the student commencement address.

Sullivan Medallions were presented to Lexington homebuilder Don Ball and graduating seniors Amanda Holloway and James (Jay) John Varellas III.

Honorary doctorates were presented to Sister Rosemary Howarth, former UK Vice President Wimberly C. Royster, and well-known high school basketball coach Sanford T. Roach. "

The William B. Sturgill Award for a graduate faculty member was presented to Susan E. Carvalho, associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Italian.

The Albert D. and Elizabeth Kirwan Memorial Prize for research was presented to Thomas A. Widiger, professor of psychology.

The Lexington Community College commencement was conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Memorial Coliseum. LCC conferred more than 400 associate degrees in arts, science and applied science.


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