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Hall of Distinguished Alumni

The Hall of Distinguished Alumni of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association was established to pay tribute to those UK alumni who have distinguished themselves and their alma mater through their contribution to the welfare of the commonwealth and nation in arts, sciences, business, industry, engineering, journalism, politics, military science, religion, agriculture, labor or other fields of endeavor.

Every five years the University of Kentucky Alumni Association recognizes a select group of outstanding alumni and honors them by inducting them into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. The next group of honorees will be inducted in 2015.

Nominations are carefully considered by a special committee composed of members of the past presidents of the association, members of the board of directors, past inductees and university representatives.

The initial induction ceremony corresponded with the university’s centennial year ceremonies in 1965. Since then, 283 alumni have been inducted in the Hall of Distinguished Alumni as follows: 124 in 1964 and 1965; three in 1967; 19 in 1970; 21 in 1975; 11 in 1980; 13 in 1985; 13 in 1989; 20 in 1995; 20 in 2000; 19 in 2005 and 20 in 2010.

A room was designated in the Helen G. King Alumni House as the Hall of Distinguished Alumni so the association could present visual evidence to the students of the university, its own alumni and the citizens of the Commonwealth of the outstanding men and women who received their college training at the University of Kentucky. For several decades, the Ballroom of the Helen G. King Alumni House contained the photographs and brief biographical information on each of the members. During a major renovation of the facility in 1998, a new plaque only containing the names and years of graduation was designed and placed in the hallway of the first floor of the House.

2020 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Online Nomination Form

2020 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Nomination Form (Fillable PDF Form)

* Indicates alum is deceased

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y |

A
Sam Abell

Lewis Robeson Akers*
George Alfred Akin*
Rex Lebert Allison*
Ralph G. Anderson*
Ralph John Angelucci*
William Bolling Arthur*

B
Harvey Arthur Babb*
Merl Baker
Robert Henry Baker*
Mira S. Ball
Thomas Austin Ballantine*
Trudy Webb Banta
William M. Bass III
John D. Baxter
A. Sidney Behrman*
Thomas P. Bell*
Virginia M. Bell
Carlyle Wilson Bennett*
Wendell Erdman Berry
Henry Carlisle Besuden*
George Blanda
Sarah Gibson Blanding*
Deane B. Blazie
Aberdeen Orlando Bowden*
Joseph Aubrey Boyd
Harrison Dudley Brailsford*
Edward Thompson Breathitt Jr.*
John Bayne Breckinridge*
Smith Dudley Broadbent Jr.*
Marion Thomas Brooks*
John Young Brown, Jr.
Llewellyn Chauncey Brown*
Louis Allen Bryan*
John Rice Bullock*
Marion Estel Bunch*

C
Lt. Gen. John H. Campbell, USAF (Ret.)
Alexander Capurso
*
Robert M. Carey
James William Carnahan*
Julian Morton Carroll
John Maurice Carter*
Samuel A. Cassidy*
Harry Monroe Caudill*
James A. Caywood*
John Sharpe Chambers*
Albert Benjamin Chandler*
Virgil Munday Chapman*
Paul W. Chellgren
Wendell Cherry*
Judith Grisham Clabes
Jerry D. Claiborne*
Thomas D. Clark*
Earle Chester Clements*
David Horace Clift*
Joseph Clinton Clifton*
Edward M. Coffman
John Winston Coleman Jr.*
Blanton Long Collier*
Martha Layne Collins
Bert T. Combs*
Pleasant Jefferson Conkwright*
Maurice G. Cook
Lucille E. Couch*
Virgil L. Couch*
Joseph W. Craft III
Glenwood W. Creech
Constantine W. Curris

D
John Albert Dabney*
Edward Friend Danforth*
Frank Daugherty*
Lewis Berkley Davis*
Mark E. Davis
Dermontti F. Dawson
Robert Randall Dawson*
John F. Day, Jr.*
Elbert DeCoursey*
David B. Dick
Frank Graves Dickey*
Herman Lee Donovan*
Adron Doran*
Robert Mortimer Drake, Jr.
Eugene L. DuBow
Charles Kenney Duncan*
William Adolphus Duncan*

E
Jack Jones Early
Adolph M. Edwards, Jr.*
Philip R. Edwards*
John W. Egerton
Crawford Hatcher Ellis*
Joseph Alvie Estes*
Richard L. Eubanks
Harold J. Evans*

F
William Goebel Finn*
William L. Fouse
Virginia Gaines Fox
Evelyn Gall Freyman*


























G
Carol Martin Gatton
Chloe Gifford*
Lyman Vernon Ginger*
John Duncan Goodloe*
Joel C. Gordon
James Hiram Graham*
William R. Grant
Calvin G. Grayson
Jack Gregory
Harlan Hobart Grooms*
John Owen Gross*
Allen Wyant Gullion*


H
Clifford O. Hagan

T. Marshall Hahn Jr.
Joe B. Hall
Paul Bryan Hall*
Holman Hamilton*
Thomas T. Hammond
John Lewis (Jim) Hampton*
Seth W. Hancock
James F. Hardymon II
T George Harris
David V. Hawpe
Mark E. Hay
Angelo Henderson
Hall Massillon Henry*
Louis Edward Hillenmeyer*
Morton J. Holbrook*
W. James Host
Frank Leland Howard*
Walter D. Huddleston
J. S. Hudnall*
Guy Alexander Huguelet*
Roger L. Hulette
Edwin Ward Humphreys*
G. Samuel Hurst
John B. Hutson*

I
Margaret Ingels*

J
Stonewall Jackson*
Keen Johnson*

K
Susan J. Keig
Mervin Joe Kelly*
Garvice Delmar Kincaid*
Margaret Isadera King*
Albert Dennis Kirwan*
William E. Kirwan II

L
Clay Lancaster*
Charles Otis Landrum*
David M. Lawrence
Robert G. Lawson
Lee Logan Lewis*
Nancy Duke Lewis*
William Nunn Lipscomb Jr.
James W. Little*
Elizabeth Hardwick Lowell*
James E. Luckett*
Joel Irvine Lyle*

M
William Carpenter MacCarty*
William R. Markesbery*
Henry Neal Marsh*
Robert Richard Martin*
Bobbie Ann Mason
Ira E. Massie*
William Henry McAdams*
Robert T. McCowan*
James F. McDonald
Robert Charles McDowell*
Dianne McKaig*
Marguerite McLaughlin*
Peggy S. Meszaros
Roger E. Mick
John Elvis Miller*
Robert Lee Mills*
Hugh Meglone Milton II*
Wickliffe B. Moore*
Thomas Hunt Morgan*
Thomas Volney Munson*
William Benjamin Munson*
Eger Vaughn Murphree*
Marilyn J. Musacchio
F. Story Musgrave

N
Thomas B. Nantz*
Charles M. Newton
William Hord Nicholls*
Thomas Michael Tollover Niles
Ervin John Nutter*

O
Herbert W. Ockerman
Clarence Hilmann Osthagen*





























P
Robert Parks
Paul E. Patton
William Hugh Peal*

Alfred Meredith Peter
*
Shirley H. Phillips*

Jean Ritchie Pickow
George W. Pirtle*
Forrest Carlisle Pogue*
Carl F. Pollard
Paul Aldermandt Porter*
Julius C. Powell*
Andreas Robert Prindl

Q
William O. Quirey

R
Frank Vernon Ramsey, Jr.

Lloyd Brinkley Ramsey
Murray Raney*
Stephen Augustus Rapier*
Oliver H. Raymond*
George Fults Reddish*
Scott Reed*
William E. Rentz*
Barbara L. Rice
Hugh Tim Richardson*
Patrick James Riley
David Leer Ringo*
Earnest O. Robbins II
George Roberts*
Joseph Kastle Roberts*
Sharon Porter Robinson
James E. Rogers Jr.
Warren W. Rosenthal
Wimberly C. Royster

S
William Davis Salmon*
Howard L. Schnellenberger
Herman F. Scholtz*
David C. Scott*
James Graves Scrugham*
Vivian Carol Shipley
Ernest Clifford Simpson*
William R. Sims
Dudley Smith
Col. Elizabeth R. Smith Jr. *
John T. Smith*
Mary L. Smith
Harry Magee Sparks*
Thomas Arthur Spragens*
Elvis Jacob Stahr*
Marcia K. Stanhope
Augustus Owsley Stanley*
Robert Burgess Stewart*
Arthur B. Still
John George Stoll*
Richard Charles Stoll*
James W. Stuckert
William B. Sturgill
Chris T. Sullivan
Mary E. Sweeney*


T
Jesse Washington Tapp
*
Joseph G. Teague
Daniel Voiers Terrell*
Reese S. Terry Jr.
Walter G. Tevis*
W. Reid Thompson*
John James Tigert*
Myra Leigh Tobin
Lee T. Todd Jr.
William Henry Townsend*
Harry Sheehy Traynor*
Kenneth Herndon Tuggle*

U
Thomas Rust Underwood
*
James Randolph Urbaniak

V
Harriet D. Van Meter *
Jefferey A. Van Note

Douglas Joseph Von Allmen

W
Earl Dickens Wallace*
Sim Louis Ware*
George Withrow Warwick*
George Reynolds Watkins*
James Stephen Watkins*
William Synder Webb*
Elizabeth E. Weiner
Alvin Charles Welling
Charles T. Wethington, Jr.
S. J. Whalen*
Don Whitehead*
Mary Purcell Wiedeman*
Bell Irvin Wiley*
Doris Wilkinson
John Davis Williams*
Emery Wilson
Ollie James Wilson*
James Wilmer Wine Jr.*
William T. Woodson*
Ralph Hicks Woods*
George C. Wright

Y
Sung Chul Yang
C. Robert Yeager
*
William T. Young*






















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