University of Kentucky

Hall of Distinguished Alumni


Members of the Class of 2015 in the UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni include, front row, (l-r), Peter Perlman, Dr. James W. May, Joyce Hamilton Berry, Beverly Moore Eaves Perdue, Terence Hunt, and Jack Guthrie, middle row, (l-r), Dr. Jeffrey P. Okeson, Amy L. Bondurant, Ted Strickland, Timothy A. Byers, Dr. Ernest Lee Fletcher, Thomas B. Deen, and Thomas W. Lewis, and back row, (l-r), L. Berkley Davis Jr., Brady J. Deaton, W. Rodney McMullen, Jennifer Burcham Coffman, Stephen B. Bright, Howard L. Lewis, and R. Milton Huffaker. Inductee Dr. Ardis Hoven was not present. The late Holloway Fields Jr. and the late Richard E. Whitt were also inducted.


Discussed as early as 1957, the Hall of Distinguished Alumni of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association was established along with the construction of the Helen G. King Alumni House in 1963. The Hall pays 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.

The original selection of inductees of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni included 85 in 1963. Two years later in 1965, 39 inductees were chosen and the first official recognition ceremony of the members took place that year in conjunction with the university’s Centennial Anniversary. Additional inductees included 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, 20 in 2010 and 23 in 2015. A total of 306 alumni have been inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni through 2015.

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 renovation of the facility in 1998, the photos were removed and a plaque containing only the names and years of graduation was designed and placed on the wall.

In 2010, the plaque was moved to the first floor hallway to provide enhanced visibility to visitors. In 2015, a wall wrap displaying the photos, names and years of degrees was installed in the hallway.

2020 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Online Nomination 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*
Joyce Hamilton Berry
Wendell Erdman Berry
Henry Carlisle Besuden*
George Blanda
Sarah Gibson Blanding*
Deane B. Blazie
Amy L. Bondurant
Aberdeen Orlando Bowden*
Joseph Aubrey Boyd
Harrison Dudley Brailsford*
Edward Thompson Breathitt Jr.*
John Bayne Breckinridge*
Stephen B. Bright
Smith Dudley Broadbent Jr.*
Marion Thomas Brooks*
John Young Brown, Jr.
Llewellyn Chauncey Brown*
Louis Allen Bryan*
John Rice Bullock*
Marion Estel Bunch*
Timothy A. Byers

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
Jennifer Burcham 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*
L. Berkley Davis Jr.
Lewis Berkley Davis*
Mark E. Davis
Dermontti F. Dawson
Robert Randall Dawson*
John F. Day, Jr.*
Brady J. Deaton
Elbert DeCoursey*
Thomas B. Deen
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
Holloway Fields Jr.*
William Goebel Finn*
Dr. Ernest Lee Fletcher
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*
John R. Guthrie


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
Dr. Ardis D. Hoven
Frank Leland Howard*
Walter D. Huddleston
J. S. Hudnall*
Robert Milton Huffaker
Guy Alexander Huguelet*
Roger L. Hulette
Edwin Ward Humphreys*
Terence Hunt
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
Howard L. Lewis
Leo Logan Lewis*
Nancy Duke Lewis*
Thomas W. 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*
Dr. James W. May Jr.
William Henry McAdams*
Robert T. McCowan*
James F. McDonald
Robert Charles McDowell*
Dianne McKaig*
Marguerite McLaughlin*
W. Rodney McMullen
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
Dr. Jeffrey P. Okeson
Clarence Hilmann Osthagen*



P
Robert Parks
Paul E. Patton
William Hugh Peal*

Beverly Moore Eaves Perdue
Peter Perlman
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*
Ted Strickland
James W. Stuckert
William B. Sturgill
Chris T. Sullivan
Mary E. Sweeny*


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*
Richard E. Whitt*
Mary Purcell Wiedeman*
Bell Irvin Wiley*
Doris Wilkinson
John Davis Williams*
Emery Wilson
Ollie James Wilson*
James Wilmer Wine Jr.*
Ralph Hicks Woods*
William T. Woodson*
George C. Wright

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

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