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Estate Gift to UK Endows Stroke Research

By Ralph Derickson

 

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The gift was from the estate of George A. Young, a 1947 UK graduate who was a Lexington businessman and a commercial and residential developer.

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Aug. 13, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today accepted an estate gift of $1,479,600 to the College of Medicine and will use the funds to endow stroke research in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

The gift was from the estate of George A. Young, a 1947 UK graduate who was a Lexington businessman and a commercial and residential developer. Young died in 1990. The endowment will carry his name.

Among other gifts accepted by the UK Board of Trustees today were:

-- $50,000 from Kentucky Utilities, Inc., Louisville, to create and endow a professorship in the College of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and

-- A $10,000 gift and $40,000 pledge from Dean B. Blazie, of Hobe Sound, Fla., to create and endow the Blazie Family Professorship in the College of Engineering Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Board of Trustees also approved the appointment of two new vice presidents. Patricia S. Terrell, a Kentucky native, was appointed UK's new vice president for student affairs, and Retia Scott Walker was appointed vice president for academic outreach and public service.

Walker is currently serving as a professor of family studies and dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences.


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