Mary John O’Hair Named College’s Ninth Dean

by Jenny Wells, UK Public Relations Mary John O’Hair has been named the ninth dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education. O’Hair comes to UK from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., where she has served as vice provost for school and community partnerships since 2006. She … Read More

Education Graduates Recognized at Annual Program

Early May of every year brings three things to the Commonwealth of Kentucky: the Kentucky Derby, a variety of weather patterns and, of course, the University of Kentucky Commencement. In 2009, the UK College of Education recognized more than 700 degree recipients during a ceremony held on Saturday, May 9, … Read More

Dedication Held for New Sculpture

Dedication Held for New Sculpture Though storms rumbled their way through the area, they did not diminish the excitement brought on by the installation of a new sculpture at the UK College of Education. Located between Dickey Hall and Taylor Education Building off Scott Street, “Exponential Symmetry” was officially dedicated … Read More

Fifth Annual Kentucky Literacy Research Symposium

The Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, the Carol Lee Robertson Endowment and the Kentucky Reading Association are co-sponsoring the Fifth Kentucky Literacy Research Symposium, which will be held March 13-14, 2009, in Lexington, Ky. This unique symposium will be conducted in a different format this year as it addresses the … Read More

Holmes Puts UK on PGAU’s Leaderboard

When J.B. Holmes left the University of Kentucky, he left as the most decorated golfer in UK history and helped put UK on the intercollegiate golf map. But that’s not the only impression he’s left on the University. As a member of the 2008 Ryder Cup Team, he had the … Read More

UK Jumpstart Partners with Community “For the Love of Reading”

While many people are giving flowers or candies for Valentine’s Day, students involved in the University of Kentucky’s Jumpstart Lexington program will be celebrating the love of reading by giving out books. Jumpstart Lexington, which seeks to promote early literacy and school preparedness, has teamed up with community partners to … Read More

Carol Chase Thomas Honors Former Instructor, Mentor

by Valerie Sagan Overlan Alma Lee Allen had a lasting influence over the elementary special education students she taught, over the Fayette County (Ky.) Board of Education where she served many years as a special education consultant, and over countless aspiring special education student teachers at the University of Kentucky … Read More

Emeritus Faculty Member Leslie Martin Dies

Leslie Martin, a retired professor and administrator at the University of Kentucky, died Jan. 21 at his home in Versailles, Ky. He was 92. “Dr. Martin had a long and distinguished career at the University of Kentucky,” said Rosetta Sandidge, interim dean of the UK College of Education. “After his … Read More

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