The 2009 recipients are: Ted Arlinghaus, Susan Mountjoy, Dr. John Clements, Tonya Bumm Parsons, and W. Cleland White III. Marsha Wallis, a 2008 recipient, was also honored.
White has been involved with the UK Alumni Association and his local club for over 43 years. He was instrumental in organizing the Trigg County UK Alumni Club, serving as president and member of its board of directors. Later, when he moved to Frankfort, he became an active member in the Franklin County UK Alumni Club. He has served as the club’s vice-president, president, and on its board of directors. White has been a catalyst in bringing several initiatives to the club, including recognizing outstanding high school juniors with UK Book Awards, students send-offs, participation in “Cats for a Cause” service project and assisted in revising the club’s bylaws. He has served on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, representing two different districts. He has served on the Budget, Finance & Investment, Club Development, Scholarship/Great Teacher Awards committees. An avid supporter of the university, he has served in many capacities, including as a member of the fund-raising committee for the William T. Young Library and as a member of UKAN since its inception. He earned bachelors and masters degrees in agriculture in 1958 and 1960, respectively. He and his wife, Joan, are Life Members of the UK Alumni Association. He is also a UK Fellow.
(Information for this staff report was submitted by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association.)