December 12, 2013
Jerzy W. Jaromczyk is pictured here in his classroom recently as Brenda Gosney, president of the UK Alumni Association, surprised him with the news he had been named a 2014 Great Teacher.
Jerzy W. Jaromczyk was greeted with a pleasant surprise in his classroom recently, as he was named one of 2014’s Great Teachers at the University of Kentucky.
Jaromczyk is an associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the College of Engineering. Jaromczyk, a two-time recipient of the award, was nominated by students Nickolas Graczyk, Matthew Fahrbach and John Walker.
The UK Alumni Association recognizes six professors each year for outstanding teaching, presenting them with Great Teacher Awards. Each professor is awarded a plaque and cash award at a recognition luncheon or dinner. It is the oldest award teachers can receive from the university, having been given continuously since 1961.
December 5, 2013
The University of Kentucky is like a second home to father and son duo Subba Palli and Roshan Palli. Subba Palli is a professor in the department of entomology on campus, while Roshan Palli, a junior, is currently serving as president of the Student Government Association, which means he also serves as the student representative on the UK Board of Trustees.
Both men share a passion for the university and have for quite some time. Even as a child, Roshan Palli would join his father in the research laboratory, which helped to expand his scope of learning. In fact, he earned a perfect score on his SAT and was awarded a Singletary Scholarship to attend the university.
They admire one another for all their achievements, but when it comes down to it, Roshan Palli says he and his father don’t do what they do for the recognition.
“It’s all about the same thing — making the world a better place,” he says.
Check out the video above, courtesy of UK Public Relations & Marketing, to learn more about the Palli family.
December 3, 2013
UK freshman Farah Sheikh is pictured above at the U.S. Figure Skating Collegiate Championships, where she took home the gold.
With the Christmas holiday season upon us, ice skaters have become part of the scenery in downtown Lexington, as those in the spirit strap on their skates and glide across the ice in Triangle Park. One University of Kentucky freshman has taken her skating skills to the next level, recently securing the senior ladies title at the annual U.S. Figure Skating Collegiate Championships.
Farah Sheikh took home a prize of $5,000 when she won the gold medal at the national competition held in Green Bay, Wis., in August. Sheikh has been skating since the age of 3 and has never looked back, previously acquiring two state championship titles in Michigan before her arrival on the collegiate scene. Sheikh says this win helps to put her over the top.
Learn more about Farah Sheikh, courtesy of UK Public Relations & Marketing.
November 28, 2013
The UK Alumni Association wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! We thank you greatly for your continued support of the association and the university.
November 26, 2013
Have you ever wondered who keeps students in the eRUPPtion Zone going, providing them with props to use during games and oftentimes supporting their wacky in-game antics? Meet UK senior Mills Armbruster, chairman of Team Wildcat and Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT).
“My experience in UK Athletics has helped me earn internships, network, all kinds of great stuff,” Armbruster says. “I mean, it doesn’t get any better than this.”
STAT is the official student organization of the UK Alumni Association with a mission of connecting students and alumni, while providing ways for students to support the university through service work, events and community. Team Wildcat is a subcommittee of STAT that aims to improve student participation and opportunities during UK Athletics events.
For an in-depth look at what Armbruster does to help boost the Wildcat spirit, watch the “Who Does That?” video above, courtesy of a special UK Public Relations and Marketing series profiling unique students, faculty and staff.
To keep up with STAT and Team Wildcat or to become a member, visit www.facebook.com/ukstat or www.ukalumni.net/stat.
November 19, 2013
UK alumni percussionists Glenn Kotche ’94 FA and Colin Campbell ’07 FA are currently on the road with the Radiolab tour. The two are playing with Kotche’s band, On Fillmore, to provide a live score for the tour, which showcases famous comedians Reggie Watts, Patton Oswalt and more as they humorously explore the topic of the apocalypse.
Kotche is most commonly known for his connection to alternative rock band Wilco. In 2007, he was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UK College of Fine Arts.
Campbell is sponsored by Innovative Percussion and is a member of rock trio Le Tour. His father, James Campbell, is a professor and director of UK Percussion Studies.
Learn more about these alumni and their musical involvement, courtesy of UK Public Relations & Marketing.
Members of the band On Fillmore, featuring UK alumni Glenn Kotche (right) on drums, are pictured above.
UK alumni Colin Campbell, who will join Kotche on the Radiolab tour, is pictured above.