Student Staff Spotlight

Tasha Ramsey
Student Spotlight


Hi! I’m Tasha! I’m a senior English major with a minor in Communication. I grew up in a small town called Utica, Ohio where I graduated from Utica High School in 2012. My family has always been amazingly supportive and has always encouraged me to pursue my dreams - even if that meant moving a state away from them! As an English major, I LOVE to read. I’m currently reading Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield in my spare time. I also enjoy running, doing yoga, baking, and spending time with my wonderful boyfriend, Daniel, and our cat, Catsby (named after The Great Gatsby, of course). I love UK, but I’m excited to graduate!

Meet Luyi!




Luyi Su

Hive - Technical


1.       What do you like to do in your spare time?

  • I like traveling, photgraphy, gardening, and cooking 

2.       What is your favorite movie or book?

  • My favorite movie is Life of Pi. Since the internet, I rarely read any real books, and I am sorry for that. 

3.       What is your favorite animal?

  • Panda

4.       Where is your favorite place to go/vacation?

  • Yosemite National Park

5.       What is your favorite food?

Brad's Blurb

Dear Staff,

FERPA training is open to all A&S Staff this Friday, October 9, 9:30-11:00am, CB 247.  Sean Cooper, UK Senior Associate Registrar will be leading the session.  Please email me if you plan on attending.  There are still seats available.  This is a very informative and up-to-date presentation by Sean that I highly encourage attending if your schedule allows. 

October 15 is rapidly approaching, which means that UK Thursday Night Football versus Auburn is just about here.  This game will bring the national spotlight, and logistical challenges to the UK campus.  Work commutes and parking across campus will be affected.  Plan ahead for unusual travelling conditions and allow more time to reach your destination. 

Meet Joe Lewis



Joe Lewis

Academic Advisor

A&S Advising




1.  In my spare time I read, enjoy movies and love to travel.  I’m willing to go almost anywhere I’ve never been before.

2. I don’t have a favorite movie, there are just too many to pick from, but my favorite book is “The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglass Adams.

3. I’m kind of a “foodie” so I like to try new things.  When we travel, we’re always using Tripadvisor and Yelp to find local, out of the way places.  My wife and I also do a lot BBQ as well.  We have a BBQ smoker and she has created her own dry rub recipe.

4. I make short films on the side. I’ve never made a dime doing it, but it’s always a pleasure to create something that didn’t exist before. I also collect movie memorabilia.

Brad's Blurb

Hello A&S Staff,

In a recent edition of UK Supervisor Solutions there was an article from Real Simple magazine on communicating.  It is a reminder that when you have important messages to deliver, the medium you choose is critical.  The article offers tips on the differences in email, phone, and in-person communication and how to ensure that your message is received no matter how you deliver it.  

Earth Surface Systems Grad Program

The Departments of Geography and Earth and Environmental Sciences (formerly geology) at Kentucky have developed a joint graduate program in Earth Surface Systems, and we welcome applicants for 2016.


The earth's surface is characterized by complex interactions among its abiotic and biotic components. Understanding of the causal relationships among these components is challenging, as they operate over a wide range of spatiotemporal scales and require knowledge from different academic disciplines. The Earth Surface Systems program at the University of Kentucky brings together faculty and students interested in questions about pattern and process in the earth's critical zone. Its function is to serve as the center for integrative theoretical and applied research spanning hydrological, geologic, geomorphic, biological, and atmospheric systems. Information on how to apply, participating faculty, and recent and ongoing research is available here.

Meet Aaron Vaught

I grew up in Somerset, KY and came to Lexington in 2006 to attend UK. I graduated with a BA in Geography in 2009 and an MS in Education Policy in 2012. As an undergraduate, I helped out in a preschool classroom at Booker T. Washington Elementary. I was also an Arts & Sciences Ambassador my senior year. In graduate school, I worked in the Center for Student Involvement and was the advisor to the Center for Community Outreach programs.  Along the way I met my wife Ashley and we have been married 4 years.


1.       What is your favorite movie or book? I tend to read more periodicals/newspapers than books. I am usually reading a combination of The Economist, BusinessWeek, National Geographic, and Mental Floss.

2.       What is your favorite animal? Definitely a dog person. My wife and I have a goldendoodle named Luna (of Harry Potter fame).

Meet John Haas!

John is a sophomore from Louisville, Kentucky. John is new to the College of Arts & Sciences, and is a student office assistant in the Department of Chemistry.

John finds that working in the College of Arts & Sciences has been very useful for a career in accounting or finance. He has already gained some helpful insights regarding his own communications skills and has increased his knowledge and proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite of products.

Currently, John and one other student worker in the Chemistry Department are working on a project to help redo the classroom signs around the Chemistry-Physics building. He feels that he is an important part of the process and that their insight on what would be most helpful for the students will be taken into account and potentially implemented.

When he isn’t hard at work in Arts & Sciences, John is an avid sports fan and loves to attend UK football and basketball games. He also enjoys professional sports and follows the Green Bay Packers, Arsenal and Bayern Munich football clubs. John spends his free time either reading or being in nature, and enjoys fishing, canoeing, and exploring.


Welcome to A&S, John.

Brad's Blurb

Hello A&S Friends,

Alicia Seabrooks (A&S Academic Advisor) was recently awarded the prestigious Professional Advisor of the Year award from the Kentucky Academic Advising Association (KACADA).  Alicia was recognized on the evidence of qualities and practices that distinguished her as an outstanding academic advisor.  KACADA serves to increase recognition for academic advising as a profession and to support the development and professional growth of academic advisors in higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Alicia will be recognized for her achievement during the annual KACADA conference, held in Lexington, on September 17-18.  Congratulations to Alicia on her well-deserved award! 

Meet Cheryl Edwards

Hi Everyone!  My name is Cheryl Edwards.  I work in the POT IBU in the College of Arts & Sciences.  I’ve worked at UK since August 2001.  I worked in the Biology Dept. for about 12 years before the reorganization.  I worked at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office/Vehicle Registration in Hardin County (Elizabethtown) for 15 ½ years before moving to Lexington.  I grew up military, mostly between Ft. Knox and Germany.  My mother is German and I was born there.  I have one sister and two brothers.


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