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Some stories require a little more – a little more discussion, more context, more depth and breadth. That’s the idea behind “Behind the Blue” – a weekly podcast created by UK Public Relations and Marketing. It is designed to explore through probing interviews the in-depth the stories that make UK the university for Kentucky and that have impact across the institution, the Commonwealth and, in some cases, the world.
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May 1, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 1, 2017) – This week, the University of Kentucky will honor its next group of undergraduate and graduate degree candidates, as spring commencement ceremonies are held. As these new graduates move on from campus and out into the world, they may soon discover that no matter how far from Lexington they travel, the University of Kentucky is closer than they might expect. Alumni from UK live and work around the world, and the UK Alumni Association works to keep those alumni connected both to campus and each other.

Since its inception more than 125 years ago in 1889, the UK Alumni Association has served the University and its nearly 300,000 alumni worldwide by providing benefits, communications, programs, services, records management and legislative advocacy. Joining us on this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’ to talk about the Alumni Association are Jill Smith, the Associate Director for Communications and Membership, and Program Coordinator Sara-Elizabeth Bush.

They discuss with us their own personal experiences as UK students and alumni, the benefits of becoming a part of the Alumni Association, and how the advantages go far beyond finding a group of Cats fans to watch the next big game with…

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