Interviews With Alumni Working on the Front Lines


Many University of Kentucky graduates are working on the front line to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, I reached out to three UK Honors alumni who are doing just that, and recorded a series of interviews that can be watched via the playlist above.

The Honors alumni include:

  • La Tasha Buckner, who serves as chief of staff and general counsel to Gov. Andy Beshear. Watch Buckner's interview at
  • Dr. Scottie Day, who serves as the physician in chief at the Kentucky Children's Hospital. Watch Day's interview at
  • Dr. Gary E. Loyd, who serves as senior anesthesiologist and director for the Perioperative Surgical Home at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Watch Loyd's interview at

To see the latest information from the university regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit