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Alumni Association

 

With the tenacity of his grandfather who had the audacity to buy his own freedom from slavery, and the commitment to educational excellence set by his father who was his school principal, Lyman T. Johnson challenged the status quo in his landmark court case and opened the University of Kentucky to African-American students in 1949.

 

To honor his work to open the door for thousands of minority students to attend UK, the Lyman T. Johnson African-American Alumni Group established an undergraduate scholarship in his name to provide minority students financial assistance in their pursuit of higher education.

 

Since 2008, the alumni group has awarded one or two scholarships each year based upon the funds available. Financial need remains the biggest obstacle for our students. Our goal is to ultimately raise $500,000 to fund approximately 20 scholarships annually for minority students. Together we can enable more students to succeed.

Alumni Association Donor Map
Rank State Donors
1 KY 68
2 OH 4
3 CA 3
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Large Units Challenge
Congratulations to our #OneDayforUK Large Units Leaderboard Challenge Winners ! College of Engineering came in 1st place with 383 gifts, they will receive an additional $1500; College of Arts & Sciences came in 2nd place with 141 gifts, they will receive an additional $750; and College of Education came in 3rd place with 122 gifts, they will receive an additional $500!
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$500
First Gift of the Day
Congratulations to the winner of our first #OneDayforUK challenge of the day! Michael Turner was our first donor of the day, and he earned an extra $500 toward the Rosenberg College of Law. Congrats, Michael!
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Returning Donor
Congratulations to our returning donor, Shane Fitzpatrick, for winning the Returning Donor #OneDayforUK Challenge! Thanks to them, the College of Health Sciences has earned a bonus $500 gift!
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Faculty Member Donor
Congratulations to faculty member, Dr. Gregory Vincent, for winning our #OneDayforUK Faculty Member Challenge! He chose to support the College of Education, which now gets an additional $200 gift!
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First-Time Donor
Congratulations to Tracie Hutchinson for winning the #OneDayforUK First Time Donor Challenge! Thanks to Tracie, the College of Communication and Information will be receiving an extra $300!
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Alumni Association Match
Together, several donors have generously provided a $15,000 match to the Lyman T. Johnson Endowed Constituent Scholarship Fund. Every gift made to the UK Alumni Association on #OneDayforUK, up to $15,000, will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your gift today and double your impact!
$13,430 MATCHED
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UK Celebrity
Congratulations to Beth Potter for winning the #OneDayforUK UK Celebrity Challenge! Thanks to her participation, a $300 gift will be given to the Human Development Institute.
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Dynamic Duo
Congratulations to Sarah Coleman-Hunt for winning the #OneDayforUK Dynamic Duo Challenge! Way to show your UK spirit by highlighting those who mean most to you. Thanks to their participation, a $300 will be given to Lewis Honors College.
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Student DanceBlue
Congratulations to Nate Pittman and Rheagan Sizemore for winning our DanceBlue Challenge! These two students are #FTK and thanks to them, the DB team they choose will each be receiving $400.
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Lunch Break
Congratulations to the College of Fine Arts for winning the #OneDayforUK Lunch Break challenge! Our Wildcat family came through (as usual) and showed them lots of love. Thanks to your participation, the College of Fine Arts will receive an extra $500!
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Creative Wildcat Competition
Congratulations to Lauren Tecau for winning the #OneDayforUK Creative Wildcat Challenge! Thanks to your wildly creative work, $300 will be given to the Alumni Association!
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Staff Donor
Congratulations to Lauren Greathouse for winning the #OneDayforUK Staff Donor Challenge! Thanks to her generosity and continued Wildcat spirit, an extra $200 will be given to the College of Medicine. We’re so grateful for everything our staff does for UK – we wouldn’t be the same without you!
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First-Time Donor #2
Congratulations to Sara Zaman for winning the second #OneDayforUK First Time Donor Challenge! It is because of Wildcats like you that we can build on our success here at UK. The Bilal ibn Rabah Scholarship will be receiving an additional $275 today!
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The Globetrotter
Congratulations to the College of Engineering for winning the #OneDayforUK Globetrotter Challenge! Way to turn the map Kentucky blue. The College of Engineering will be receiving an additional $300! There's still time to make your gift and show the what Kentucky can do!
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Kentucky Kids & Critters
Congratulations to Amanda Schagane for winning our #OneDayforUK Kids & Critters Challenge! Thanks to this family’s Wildcat pride, the CRISIS Employee Assistance Program will be receiving an additional $500! And thank you to everyone who participated – we loved seeing ALL the members of our #BBN family!
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$1,289
UK Faculty & Staff
In honor of Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign for Kentucky, each gift made by a UK faculty or staff member to any fund will unlock an additional $2.10 to the CRISIS Employee Assistance Program (up to 2100 gifts).
614 / 614 Gifts
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$1,865
1865th Gift
Congratulations to the winner of the #OneDayforUK 1865 Challenge Tabatha Christianson contributed our 1865th gift of the day, and thanks to her, the College of Engineering will receive an extra $1,865!
1,865 / 1,865 Gifts
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