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UK President Receives
Outstanding Alumnus of Kentucky Award

By Brad Duncan

 

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To be considered for this award, nominees must hold an undergraduate degree from a Kentucky university or college, either public or private. A person must have achieved national stature in his or her career. Recipients also must have exhibited a lifelong affection for, and an attachment to, their alma mater and to the state of Kentucky.

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Sept. 23, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr. received the Outstanding Alumnus of Kentucky Award from the Advocates for Higher Education Sunday, Sept. 22.

Also honored were Edward Eckenhoff, a graduate of Transylvania University, UK and the Washington University School of Medicine, as well as Col. Terrence Wilcutt, a Western Kentucky University alumnus and native of Russellville, Ky.

Todd was nominated for the award by Mike Nietzel, UK Acting Provost ; Jack Blanton, UK senior vice president for administration; and Stan Key, director of the UK Alumni Association.

To be considered for this award, nominees must hold an undergraduate degree from a Kentucky university or college, either public or private. A person must have achieved national stature in his or her career.

Recipients also must have exhibited a lifelong affection for, and an attachment to, their alma mater and to the state of Kentucky.

Todd was introduce by Trey Grayson, an attorney with the law firm of Keating, Muething & Klekamp, PLL. Grayson serves on numerous statewide boards of directors including the Kentucky Center for Public Issues, the Governor's Scholars Program, the Commonwealth Fund for KET and the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education.

Some of the past recipients include: former Gov. Bert Combs, William T. Young, Caywood Ledford and former Gov. Edward T. Breathitt.


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