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Hey future Wildcats! My name is Addison Mills and I graduated from the University of Kentucky in Spring 2015. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Strategic Communications with a minor in English. I had a unique experience here at UK that was filled with lots of twists and turns and I look forward to sharing those experiences with you. I attended a KCTCS school before transferring to UK and decided to switch majors 4 times before finally deciding on my final major!
In my time at UK I was a K-Crew leader for K-Week events, I worked as an RA, I lifted weights and played basketball at the Johnson Center 5 days a week, shot photos for the Kentucky Kernel, worked for the Office of Admissions call center, played intramural flag football and always loved a Friday night trip to Pazzo’s for bacon pineapple pizza! UK and Lexington offered me tons of ways to meet people, get involved and I love calling UK home.
My territories include southern Ohio, Cincinnati and Dayton. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon and Go Cats!
Hello Y’all! My name is Amanda Martinez and I am a native Texan! I graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a degree in Mass Communications. During my time as an undergraduate student, I was involved in Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Priority One Public Relations, and PRSSA. I developed a passion for higher education during my time as a student ambassador and eagerly pursued a calling to working with students.
My position is unique as I live in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. This allows me to work closely with the students and families who reside in our great state of Texas!
I am eager to help you find your home at the University of Kentucky. UK has countless opportunities that I look forward to sharing with you. Please feel free to reach out to me with and questions about your application, transitioning to college life, our academic programs, or anything else! GO CATS!
Hello! My name is Anne Green and I currently reside in the western suburbs of Chicago! I graduated from North Central College in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. During my undergraduate years, I was an active member of the Forensics Team, sang in an acapella group, played violin in a symphonic orchestra, and studied abroad in Greece and Italy. I fell in love with admissions during my time as a Student Ambassador and tour guide serving as a student leader.
My travel territory includes the Chicagoland area suburbs, Chicago city schools, central Illinois. My role at UK is unique, as I live in the suburbs of Chicago. This opportunity allows me to work closely with students and their families and create long lasting relationships.
I look forward to sharing all of the amazing opportunities that the University of Kentucky has to offer. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions! GO CATS!
Hey guys! My name is Ashley Beck, and I am so excited to share a small part of my “see blue.” story with you. Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, I was born and raised to bleed blue! Therefore, it’s no surprise that I am a proud 2010 UK graduate, where I received a Bachelor of Arts, while majoring in both Communication and Spanish. While in college, I was a William C. Parker scholarship recipient, a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, studied abroad in Málaga, Spain during the fall 2009 semester, and participated in many UK intramural events. My experiences at the University of Kentucky were filled with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, and I am excited to now share in these experiences with you. One thing’s for sure, becoming a future Wildcat and member of Big Blue Nation will be one of the best decisions you will ever make!
My position is unique in that I live locally in the St. Louis area. This allows me to work closely with the students and families that I assist, which I thoroughly enjoy! My travel territories include Missouri and Southern Illinois, including: Pike, Morgan, Sangamon, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Edgar County, and all counties below.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions. I look forward to helping you throughout your college-search process! GO CATS!
Greetings from the bluegrass! I began my time at the University of Kentucky in the UK Visitor Center, but truly fell in love with UK and Lexington the moment I set foot on campus. From the spirit of the Big Blue Nation to the serenity of the horse parks, this atmosphere is something you need to experience for yourself. I am from the small, but lovely town of Symsonia, Kentucky in the far western part of the commonwealth.
It is my job to help make your transition from high school to college a pleasant one so please let me know if you have any questions. The most important part about choosing a university is finding a place to call home. Let me show you why you belong at UK and help you to SeeBlue!
My in-state travel territory includes the counties of: Adair, Allen, Ballard, Barren, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Clinton, Cumberland, Crittenden, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, Metcalfe, Monroe, and Russell, Simpson, Trigg and Warren. I also work with out-of-state students from: Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions, or to learn more about the University of Kentucky! Go Cats!
Hey there! My name is Blake Nantz and I was born and raised in London, Kentucky. I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Clinical and Community Behavioral Health. I moved to Lexington in December 2017 and quickly fell in love with the community here. During college I was involved with many different organizations but my time spent working in Campus Recreation & Wellness was where I found my passion for working with students.
I’m so excited to get to know you and work with you through your college search process! You can always reach out to me with any questions that you have. My Kentucky territory includes: Bell, Boyle, Casey, Clay, Jackson, Garrard, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Lincoln, Marion, McCreary, Mercer, Nelson, Owsley, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Taylor, Washington, Wayne, and Whitley. I also work with students from Eastern Tennessee, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah.
I hope you will come visit campus soon and see what the University of Kentucky has to offer you. Please let me know if you have any questions about the college application process or specific questions about UK! I look forward to getting to know you! GO CATS!
Hello, my name is Cara Franke! I am a Lexington native and a proud December 2009 graduate of the University of Kentucky. I received a Bachelor of Science in Communication and completed a Minor from the Gatton Business School. I spent three wonderful years at UK after transferring universities twice, so I understand how difficult it is to find the perfect fit for you! During my time on campus I held leadership positions with the UK 101 program, the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services, and the Discovery Seminar Program. Additionally, I got involved with Christian Student Fellowship and was a student worker at Starbucks, specializing in delicious beverages! My years at UK were filled with great experiences due to campus involvement, enriching academic curriculum, access to equine athletics, and the amazing city of Lexington!
My in-state travel territories include the following Central Kentucky counties: Bullitt, Oldham, Shelby, and Spencer. My out-of-state travel territories include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
I strongly encourage you to come visit me and the rest of the Wildcats here in Lexington to experience UK's beautiful campus! Please contact me if you have any questions at all, whether they are about admissions, visiting, academics, student life, or anything else! GO CATS!
Hello Everyone! My name is Chaquenta Neal, a Pine Bluff, Arkansas native, that had a very unique journey to Big Blue Nation. I am proud 2010 Graduate of the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff where I received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics. I went on to come to the Commonwealth to become a proud Alumnus of UK obtaining my Master of Science in Agriculture Economics in 2013.
During my time in college, I was a Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarship Recipient and was very involved on campus. Some of my roles included the College of Agriculture’s Golden Ambassadors, Ladies Circle, Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Honor’s College, Gamma Sigma Delta National Agriculture Honor Society, and MANRRS. While at UK, I was a Lymon T. Johnson Fellowship recipient plus I was involved with the UK MANRRS Chapter, Gamma Sigma Delta National Agriculture Honor Society, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, and Ag Economics GSO.
My undergraduate and graduate experiences were filled with amazing opportunities and I am excited to share my unique story with potential students like you!
My undergraduate and graduate experiences were both filled with amazing opportunities and I am excited to share my unique story with potential students like you!
Greetings! My name is Christina Lopez and I have called Georgia my home for most of my life. In 2012, I graduated from Oglethorpe University with a degree in Sociology. While in undergrad, I was very involved in admissions as an ambassador, office intern, and Sr. interviewer. I also enjoyed my time in Greek life, as an orientation leader, community service engagement and various leadership development organizations.
My travel territory includes the state of Georgia. My role is very interesting, as I live in metro Atlanta as a regional recruiter. This allows for the perfect opportunity for me to be readily available for Georgia families excited about UK!
I look forward to sharing all the unique and incredible opportunities that the University of Kentucky has to offer. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions along the way! GO CATS!
Hey Everyone! My name is Clayton Abernathy and I am originally from Crescent Springs, Kentucky. I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2016 with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. During my time at UK, I served as President of Theta Chi Fraternity, Morale Coordinator of DanceBlue and News Director of the student-run radio station, WRFL 88.1 FM. Being involved on campus helped me grow as a student, person, and leader. With over 600 student organizations at the University of Kentucky, there is a place for you to make your mark on this campus! I look forward to helping you learn more about this great University.
My in-state territories include the following Northern Kentucky counties: Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Mason, Bracken, Pendleton, Grant, Owen, Henry, Trimble, Carroll, Gallatin, Franklin, Harrison, and Robertson. My out-of-state territory includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
I hope you will visit UK’s campus and learn more about what it means to be a Wildcat! Please reach out to me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you and GO CATS!
Hello! My name is Erica Shipley and I grew up in McLean, Virginia, which is a suburb of our nation’s capital! I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2016 with a major in Integrated Strategic Communications and a minor in Digital Media and Design. Coming to UK from out-of-state, I knew that what I really wanted out of a college experience was to find a university that I could always call home, even after I had graduated. UK not only became ‘My New Kentucky Home’, it also became the place that taught me the most valuable lessons both in the classroom and out, and instilled me with leadership, selflessness, and value of others.
While I was at UK, I kept myself involved in many student organizations. I had the honor of holding leadership positions for various organizations, such as being the Overall Chair of DanceBlue in 2016, while also being passionate about other community service groups such as Best Buddies and Wrap Up America.
I’m so excited to be living in the area where I grew up and working with future Kentucky Wildcats! I live in Washington D.C. and work with students in DC, Maryland and Virginia. I am readily available to assist you and look forward to helping YOU “see blue”!
Please feel free to reach out to me about any questions or concerns you have about becoming a part of the Wildcat family. I look forward to assisting you in your college search, and as always, GO CATS!
My travel territory includes Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. but I am based in D.C. I look forward to helping YOU “see blue”!
Hello! My name is Grace Thompson I was born and raised in Lexington, KY. I am a proud 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky. I received my undergraduate degree in International Studies with a focus in International Development in Africa and the Middle East. During my time at UK I was a student leader at the Christian Student Fellowship, DanceBlue committee member and a member of Alpha Phi Omega service organization. My years at UK were filled with wonderful experiences being involved on campus and lifelong memories.
My in-state travel territory includes: Union, Webster, Hopkins, Christian, Henderson, McLean, Muhlenberg, Todd, Daviess, Ohio, Butler, Logan, Hancock, Breckinridge, Grayson, Meade, Hardin, Larue, Hart, and Green counties. I also work with out-of-state students from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama.
I hope you get the chance to come visit campus soon so you can understand why we love to “SEE BLUE”. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, or to learn more about the University of Kentucky. GO BIG BLUE!
Hey Everyone. My name is Jacob Westover and I'm from a town called Florence, KY, otherwise known as Florence Y'ALL! I am a proud 2017 graduate of the University of Kentucky with my degree in Communications and a certificate in Leadership Studies. My time at UK has been categorized in a multitude of leadership positions and campus involvement.
During my time at UK, I served as a Peer Mentor for the First Generation Living Learning Program, Resident Advisor, Orientation Leader, Campus Tour Guide, Parent and Family Ambassador, and K-Crew Leader. I was also involved in major campus events like FUSION and DanceBlue. I was a William C. Parker Scholarship recipient, as well as a member of the First Scholars Program.
I absolutely loved my time at UK, and am proud to say that I am a first-generation college graduate. I know that you all will feel right at home, just as I have. I encourage you to schedule a visit and tour our beautiful campus to see what UK, and the Bluegrass state, are all about. My travel territories include northern and central Ohio, including Columbus, Cleveland, and Toledo. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to helping you along your college journey and hoping that one day you will See Blue!! C-A-T-S CATS! CATS! CATS!
Hey there! My name is Kassie Hansen, and I am from Hendersonville, TN. I moved to Lexington in July of 2017 and quickly fell in love with this city and everything it has to offer. One of my favorite things about the University of Kentucky is that there are hundreds of ways to get involved on campus! My college years were shaped immensely by my involvement through a campus ministry called Cru and a student organization within my major. These provided ample opportunities to grow as a person and learn my strengths, develop leadership skills, and explore the world!
My in-state travel territory includes: Boyd, Greenup, Lewis, Carter, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin, Floyd, Letcher, Knott, Pike, Rowan, Elliott, Magoffin, Morgan, Menifee, Wolfe, Bath, Montgomery, Powell, Estill, Lee, Breathitt, and Perry counties. I also work with out-of-state students from West Virginia, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa.
I am confident that the University of Kentucky has a place for YOU, and I want to help you get here. Whether it's answering questions about your application or talking about transitioning to college life, I am here as a resource for you. I am eager to get to know you, so please don't ever hesitate to reach out just to say hello!
Hi there! My name is Lindsey Shokes and I am originally from Nashville, Tennessee but have fallen in love with the Bluegrass these last few years. I graduated from Georgetown College in 2013 with a degree in Communication and Media Studies and minors in Spanish and Psychology. During my time in college, I participated in Greek life, Panhellenic council, various student life organizations and studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain. When I wasn’t doing that, I stayed busy working as a Student Professional in the Office of Admission and as an intern in the Office of Academic Enhancement.
My travel territory includes the state of Indiana.
I hope you will join us on campus soon so you can experience all that University of Kentucky has to offer for yourself! Please let me know what questions you have and I look forward to hearing from you. Go Big Blue!
Hi everyone! My name is Logan Sparks and I am originally from Mayfield, Kentucky. I’m a proud 2013 graduate of the University of Kentucky where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Strategic Communication with a minor in Psychology. While at UK, I worked at the Visitor Center as a Campus Tour Guide, served on the K Book Editorial Board, was a very involved member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and served on the DanceBlue leadership team. Being from a very small town in Western Kentucky, I found that by immersing myself in various campus activities and organizations I was able to make this large university feel like home!
My travel territory includes all of Jefferson County, Kentucky. I also work with students from Colorado.
It is an incredible time to be a Wildcat and I’m excited to show you how you too can be a part of the Big Blue Nation! Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you! “see blue.” and Go Cats
Hello future Wildcats! My name is Michaela Mineer and I was born and raised in Fleming County, Kentucky. In 2018 I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a double degree in Family Sciences and Communication, with a minor in Community and Leadership Development. During my freshman year at UK, I knew that I wanted to take advantage of all of the opportunities that the university offered. I got involved in Cats for Christ; served as a College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Ambassador; participated in DanceBlue; and was involved in several other student professional organizations. I found that by getting involved, my college experience was enhanced and because of that, UK quickly became home!
I hope you will visit us on campus soon so we can show you what it is like to be part of the Big Blue Nation! Let me know if you have any questions about our admissions process, our academic programs, or just what it is like to be a Wildcat!
My in-state travel territory includes: Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Fleming, Jessamine, Madison, Nicholas, Scott, and Woodford counties. My out of state territory includes: Arizona, California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and Nevada.
Hi Everyone! My name is Rebecca Donovan and I am a proud 2014 graduate of the University of Kentucky. I am originally from Lexington and I have been surrounded by the Big Blue Nation my whole life! While at UK, I was a student leader of Christian Student Fellowship, served on the DanceBlue committee, and held a leadership position in my sorority. My time at UK was highlighted with wonderful memories and experiences that have prepared me for life after college. I am truly excited to be able to share my experiences with you and to help you navigate throughout the college application process.
I am the top-end recruiter and specifically work with prospective scholarship eligible students. Additionally, I work with students from the Nashville, Tennessee area. I encourage you to come visit UK’s campus and see what your future could be like as a Wildcat! If I can assist you in anyway, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you soon and Go Cats!