I had the privilege this past Saturday of attending a luncheon for all of the new Singletary and Patterson Scholars starting their college careers this week. An impressive group of scholars from around Kentucky and across the United States heard from President Capilouto and two rising sophomore scholars who shared some of their first year experiences.
I also participated in the New Student Induction Ceremony held Saturday afternoon in Memorial Coliseum. Along with President Capilouto, Provost Riordan, other campus administrators, faculty, and members of the Board of Trustees, I was joined by UK Libraries faculty colleagues Valerie Perry, Debbie Sharp, and Beth Fuchs. Dressed in our academic regalia in the 90+ degree coliseum was a challenge but the enthusiasm of the incoming students and their families made it all worth it.