New Engineering Student Commons Named in Honor of Asit K. Ray

UK Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering Chair Douglass Kalika; wife of Prof. Ray, Sharmistha; Michael Marberry; and Dean John Walz at the ribbon cutting.

A new student commons named after Asit K. Ray, longtime University of Kentucky chemical engineering professor who passed away in November 2014, opened Friday in F. Paul Anderson Tower.

Pigmans View Scholarship Recipients as Family


When Stanley and Karen Pigman give scholarships to financially-challenged students seeking an engineering education, they offer far more than money.

Giving Back: Jim and Gay Hardymon


Civil engineering alumnus Jim Hardymon (BSCE ’56; MSCE ’58) and his wife, Gay, not only believe in making a difference through their philanthropy now, they have the college in their estate plan so they can continue enriching the lives of UK engineering students and faculty for generations to come.

Giving Back: D. Ralph Young


After graduating with an electrical engineering degree in 1953, Mr. Young devoted nearly 40 years to overseeing international power projects. In addition to the scholarship he and his wife, Janice, award annually, Mr. Young has created a planned gift for a scholarship in memory of his late wife, Charlotte.

Giving Back: Tom Lester


Former dean Tom Lester knows the power of deferred philanthropy. His own estate plan, which he is developing with his wife, Frances, is geared toward supporting the Thomas W. Lester Scholarship program—the college’s undergraduate scholarship program that was renamed in his honor in 2011.

Marberry Scholarship Links Past with the Future


Mike Marberry is CEO of J.M. Huber, one of the largest family-owned companies in the world. Huber, in existence for about 130 years, manufactures a broad range of engineered materials that includes products like pharmaceutical and food ingredients as well as specialty chemicals and structural wood panels.