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Young Alumni Philanthropy Council

Amna Al-JumailyFrom Amna Al-Jumaily, Chair of the UK College of Engineering Young Alumni Philanthropy Council:

Join your fellow young alumni to make a difference in the College and build your engineering network! By joining this Council, you can connect with the College’s top alumni leaders on the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Philanthropy Committee. You will also get an opportunity to mentor current engineering students, serve as an alumni ambassador, and network with other young engineering professionals.

There has never been a better way to give back to the College that gave you so much—and have fun with other engineers while doing it!

Applications for the 2022-2023 Class are closed. Check back in the Summer of 2023 for the next application process.


What is the Young Alumni Philanthropy Council?

The purpose of this Council is to assist in the fulfillment of the mission of the College of Engineering Office of Alumni & Philanthropy. Their mission is to inspire supporters to create a world that works by providing life-changing opportunities for future generations.

Am I eligible to join? How can I get involved?

This Council is open to any engineering graduate under 40 years old as of July 1, 2022. There are no term limits; however, the year you turn 40 will be the final year you can serve. 

What are the expectations of Council members?

To be considered an active member of the Council, you must donate $1,000 to UK College of Engineering each year that you serve. This can be paid in monthly installments of approximately $83/month. All donations will be pooled, and Council members will vote on what the funding supports each year. Additionally, you must serve as an Alumni Ambassador or an Alumni Mentor. Finally, you must attend at least one of two meetings on campus per year.

Timeline for 2022-2023 Class

Fall Meeting
Friday, September 30, 2022

Spring Meeting
Friday, April 21, 2023

Awarded Funding for the 2021-2022 Year

Student Organizations

  • Society of Women Engineerg - Let’s Do Lunch
  • Association for Computing Machinery - CatHacks VIII Hackathon
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers - Chemical Engineering Trial Mental Health Program
  • Innovation Center - Space Improvement: MakerGear M3-SE 3D Printer

Faculty Research

  • Dr. Xu Jin - An Autonomous Flying Fire Blanket System for Fire Fighting and Prevention
  • Dr. Diana M. Byrne - Stormwater Green Infrastructure Data Collection for Improved Quantification of Sustainability Impacts
  • Dr. Savio J. Poovathingal - Modeling Flow through Heat-Shield Materials used by NASA through Real-Time Tomography Imaging
  • Dr. Biyun Xie - Teaching Humanoid Robots by Demonstration with Preserved Dynamics and Adaptability Skills


Christie Priddy, Director of Philanthropy