UK’s 2008-09 academic year began with six Trigg County freshmen, five sophomores, three juniors and three seniors attending classes, along with three others pursuing graduate degrees or professional degrees in nursing, medicine, pharmacy and law.
Meanwhile, Trigg Countians already entrust vital parts of their lives to professionals who learned their skills at UK. The county has six lawyers, four nurses, four physicians, five pharmacists and two dentists who earned their degrees at UK.
And UK’s impact promises to continue far into the future, as UK launches more research programs and economic development initiatives designed to improve prosperity and the quality of life of for every Kentuckian.
“The University of Kentucky takes great pride in knowing it is the Commonwealth’s flagship, land-grant university,” said UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. “With that title comes the responsibility of making sure Kentuckians in all 120 counties feel the impact of UK’s education, research and outreach. Our Top 20 mandate did not call on UK to become a leading American university for the sake of rankings and statistics; it challenged us to help change conditions in every corner of the Commonwealth. And we remain committed to doing just that.”
(For the rest of the story, check out this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.)