alumni success stories

The Right Vintage: Sitting Down with A&S Alum Robert Young

University of Kentucky alumnus Robert Young developed an innovative career as a doctor soon after leaving UK, but now finds himself the co-owner of Bending Branch, a small, family-owned winery in Texas. Listen in as Laura Sutton speaks with Young about his time at the University of Kentucky and how his educational transitioned into his medical career and interest in producing wine.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

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A Culture of Success: Chemistry Alum Tanea Reed

Concussions and brain injury have become topics of social concern in response to controversies involving sports – namely the National Football League. But Tanea Reed has been researching therapeutic interventions in traumatic brain injury since long before concussions became matters of public concern.

English as a Catalyst: Jaclyn Spraetz

English courses introduce students to skills beyond analyzing novels - teaching them how to interact and connect with other students and improve their skills of analysis. This skill set is useful beyond the classroom, helping former students to succeed in their occupations and as they continue their occupation.  In this podcast, Rachael Gilley, an English undergraduate student, and Jaclyn Spraetz, a 2009 Secondary English Education graduate, discuss how Spraetz's background with English courses impact her daily life. 

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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A Wildcat in the Grand Canyon State: Chris McDaniel

 

The Big Blue Nation spans across more than just the Bluegrass. Chris McDaniel, who graduated from UK with a Psychology degree in 1997, resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and heads up the UK Alumni Club there. He is a chiropractor, writer and filmmaker, among other things. In this podcast, he shares some fond UK memories, talks about his creative and professional endeavors, and gives some advice to current students. This interview was conducted by Laura Sutton.

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Joe Sutliff Sanders - Kids' Stuff

By Guy Spriggs

Joe Sutliff Sanders is a professor at Kansas State University specializing in children’s literature. But according to Sanders, he found his way into children’s literature – and eventually into a job at one of the field’s leading programs – by accident.

As he was finishing his dissertation at the University of Kentucky in 2005 and preparing to enter the job market, Sanders took note of a series of interesting job offers.

Curiously Inclined

By Rebekah Tilley

Negating the Negative

by Colleen Glenn

Patience is a virtue. Just ask Ginny Carney. An alum of the English Department, Carney is now President of Leech Lake Tribal College in Minnesota. But she didn’t get there overnight.

Kyle Longley

Steven Grambow

Will Sanders

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