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UK Alumni Association - Wildcat Alumni Plaza

UK Alumni Plaza

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association is pleased to announce the beginning of a new tradition at UK — a Wildcat sculpture! The intricately detailed bronze sculpture is the centerpiece of Wildcat Alumni Plaza and represents the dignity, strength and vigilance in which the University of Kentucky family takes great pride. The sculpture serves as a symbol of the University of Kentucky and a touchstone that will inspire a sentimental connection among present and future alumni to their alma mater.

The idea of a Wildcat sculpture was suggested by a group of student leaders, and with the support of the campus community, the UK Alumni Association lead the plaza project in hopes that it would help build a stronger connection among UK alumni and future generations of Wildcats. The plaza also strengthens UK and supports students because all net proceeds from paver sales go to the UK Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment fund to help raise money for scholarships for deserving UK students.

The plaza is located off Avenue of Champions directly across from Memorial Coliseum and will give alumni, students, and friends an opportunity to support the future of the University of Kentucky, while commemorating its rich history.

UK Alumni Association - Wildcat Alumni Plaza EarthCam

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A special thanks to Brian Curry, ’81, for the generous donation of the EarthCam camera that provides this view of the Wildcat Alumni Plaza construction site. Click here to learn more about EarthCam.