The September edition of Simon Says is all about one of our major initiatives here at the Gatton College - entrepreneurship!
This month, not only did we kick off the fifth year of our successful Entrepreneurs Bootcamp program, but we also launched our brand new Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation concentration in our MBA program.
Gatton and UK MBA alum Victoria Russell was honored recently as the alumni recipient of the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Award at the 29th Annual Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence Awards Luncheon Ceremony on October 11th, 2019. This award is given to an African American alum of the College whose faith, hard work, and determination has positively impacted the lives of people on campus, the city, state or nation. This recognition was particularly special this year as UK commemorates the 70th year anniversary of Lyman T. Johnson who was the first African American student to attend the University of Kentucky back in 1949.
The University of Kentucky received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
University of Kentucky MBA alum Dr. Tim Mullett serves as the current Medical Director for the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate and Research Networks. Dr. Mullett joined UK HealthCare in 1996, helping to form UK Markey Cancer Center’s first full thoracic oncology practice. Since 2015, Dr. Mullett has served as medical director for the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate and Research Networks, which help ensure that high-quality cancer care is readily available to patients across the region.
On Wednesday September 11, the Gatton College hosted its first-ever Autumn Moon Festival. The event was part of a brand new series called Gatton Connect - an opportunity for the whole Gatton community to learn together, have fun, and help create positive change.
The University of Kentucky MBA program welcomes all students, young professionals and emerging leaders across all academic majors and backgrounds to their One Year MBA Open House event on Wednesday, October 23rd at 5:30 PM to learn more about the full-time, One Year MBA and applicable dual degree programs. Event registration can be found at http://gatton.uky.edu/mba-rsvp. The alumni spotlight discussion will include successful UK MBA alumni from Brown-Forman, UK Healthcare, 84.51 and CTI Consulting.
The University of Kentucky Parent and Family Association is honoring Gatton College sophomore Abby Benton and her family as "Family of the Year" at this year's Family Weekend celebration, Sept. 13-15, 2019.