UK MBA student, Austin MacGinnis, has been named to the Kentucky Wildcats nominees for the 2018 Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship. Austin has been the starting star kicker of the UK football team and is currently enrolled in the One Year MBA program at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics. This award has been presented by the Southeastern Conference since 1986 to the league's top male and female scholar-athletes

University of Kentucky MBA alumna, Dr. Colleen Swartz, who is the current Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Administrative Officer at UK HealthCare, was recently inducted in the University of Kentucky's College of Nursing Hall of Fame for her extraordinary contribution to the nursing profession. Established in 2006, the College selects five alumni every five years. Dr. Swartz is one of 15 to be inducted out of nearly 7,000 College of Nursing alumni.

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) recently announced Dr. Joseph “Joey” Mattingly II, was elected as the 2018-2019 Speaker-elect of the APhA House of Delegates. Dr. Mattingly, who served as APhA-ASP Speaker of the House from 2008-2009, graduated from the University of Kentucky's College of Pharmacy and the Gatton College of Business and Economics' PharmD/MBA dual degree program. 

The University of Kentucky recently made the Military Time's 2018 Best College rankings for veterans. Out of 218 schools that made the list, the University of Kentucky ranked #36 among 4-Year Schools that offer bachelor's, graduate degrees or both.

Current University of Kentucky MBA students Dr. Arundathi Reddy, Dr. Tim Mullett and Dr. Henry Vasconez along with alumni Dr. Carol Steltenkamp and Dr. John Slevin were all named in the recent 2017/2018 Best Doctors in America List. Only 4% of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. 

The Alumni Association at the University of Kentucky named six educators at UK for the 2018 Great Teachers Award, which included Dr. Gabriel "Gabe" Dadi who is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and an alum of the UK MBA program. The Great Teacher Award, which started in 1961, is the longest-running University of Kentucky award recognizing teaching. 

The Louisville Business First recently recognized University of Kentucky's Engineering/MBA dual degree alum, Ryan Barrow in their 2018 Best in Finance Honorees, which awards outstanding working professionals in a finance position at a Louisville company or nonprofit organization. This year's honorees represented financial professionals from a variety of sectors who have led their organizations to fiscal success.

Executives and University of Kentucky MBA alumni from Valvoline, Toyota, PNC lead a stellar panel of speakers at the Professional MBA Open House event at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics on Wednesday, April 18th at 5:30 PM on campus. This event is open to UK employees and all working professionals and executives in Central Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky MBA selected Tempur-Sealy International, Inc., headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, to be spotlighted for their sponsorship in Project Connect. Project Connect is the built-in internship experience that's exclusively offered in the One Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics whereby student teams are paired with companies to work on projects of importance.