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Photo of UK Women's Basketball Coach Mickie DeMoss and President Lee Todd welcoming new students and their families to campus.
UK Women's Basketball Coach Mickie DeMoss and President Lee Todd welcomed new students and their families to campus during the Cat Walk prior to Opening Convocation.

 

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Photo of President Todd, Student Government President Rachel Watts, and First Lady Patsy Todd.
President Todd, Student Government President Rachel Watts, and First Lady Patsy Todd participate in the Opening Convocation.

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August 25, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Incoming freshmen and transfer students were given the opportunity to commemorate the beginning of their collegiate careers at the University of Kentucky during the Kentucky Welcome Opening Convocation held Saturday, Aug. 23, in Memorial Coliseum.

The event, which welcomes new freshmen and transfer students to campus, also served as the official opening of the 2003-2004 academic year for all students. Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 27.

UK President Lee T. Todd Jr., First Lady Patricia Brantley Todd, Provost Mike Nietzel, Student Government President Rachel Watts, and Student Ambassador Anthony Gray spoke at the event. Watts led the new students in their official UK pinning ceremony.

Photo of UK's First Lady Patsy Todd greets students and their families during a Big Blue Beginnings reception.
UK's First Lady Patsy Todd greets students and their families during a Big Blue Beginnings reception after the Opening Convocation.


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