Podcasts

College is always a growing experience, and for UK graduate William Snyder, it was a particularly memorable one. 60 years after his graduation, he still recalls his time at the University of Kentucky fondly. He recounts how his time at UK led to his admission to Vanderbilt and how he came to be interested in opthalmology, and concludes with some advice to the students of today.

 

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Published May 16, 2014

Being a female anthropologist in the 60's was no bed of roses. Martha Ann Rolingson, who graduated from the University of Kentucky, recounts the differences she saw over time while working in the field. She touches on her story of how she arrived at UK, how the role of women in science has changed over time, and gives some advice for current students.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Published May 16, 2014
University of Kentucky alumni make names for themselves all across the world. Loretta Williams is now employed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, which has been consistently ranked the number one cancer care hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Williams believes in making the most of the opportunities presented to you, and credits taking a chance on an experimental psych course at UK with teaching her this lesson. ...
Published February 19, 2014
University of Kentucky alumni Don Puckett and Paul Skiermont are not engineers and don't have science backgrounds (unless their Political Science degrees count). That, however, has not stopped them from joining together as lawyers specializing in highly technical patent litigation. 
 
According to Puckett and Skiermont, the secret to their success was a liberal arts education from UK's College of Arts & Sciences.
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Published January 13, 2014

Though he no longer lives in Kentucky, Sociology graduate Bob Burke still comes to Rupp Arena now and then for a game. He graduated in 1970 and has landed in Greensboro, North Carolina, serving as President for the Colonial Group. In this interview, he talks about how he came to Kentucky and what came after - and how he wants to give back to the University that helped him along his path to success. He was...

Published July 10, 2013

 

The Big Blue Nation spans across more than just the Bluegrass. Chris McDaniel, who graduated from UK with a Psychology degree in 1997, resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and heads up the UK Alumni Club there. He is a chiropractor, writer and filmmaker, among other things. In this podcast, he shares some fond UK memories, talks about his creative and professional endeavors, and gives some advice to current students. This interview was...

Published May 10, 2013

University of Kentucky alumni Debdas Mukerjee graduated in 1962 with his Ph.D. in genetics. After UK, Mukerjee contributed his expertise to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center before his career finally carried him to the Environmental Protection Agency where he was a Senior Environmental Health Scientist for the United States. 

All of this was not Mukerjee's plan but he found that both the University of Kentucky and the state itself opened the doors of America to him in way...
Published April 9, 2013

Local book conservator and letterpress printer Alex Brooks graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2003 with a degree in English. He graduated from a Master’s program in Book Conservation in England at West Dean College...

Published March 8, 2013

In the 1970s, Brad Swope attended the University of Kentucky. A journalism and general studies major, Swope went on to become part of the Swope Design Group as the Marketing Director. During his time at UK, he started bringing his dog, Blackberry, to campus with him. In this podcast, he shares some memories of UK, some advice for current students, and stories about his canine companion. 

This podcast was produced by...

Published March 4, 2013

Daniel Weiner doesn’t just have one degree from the University of Kentucky but three—the last of which is a Ph.D. in statistics. From UK, Weiner transitioned into a career within the pharmacometrics field where he is now a Senior Vice President at the Certara Corporation offering scientific software and consulting services to the pharmaceutical industry.

Over the years,...
Published February 18, 2013

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