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Message from the UKEAA President

Dear Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Friends,

As a member of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Alumni Association (UKEAA) Board since 2016, I am honored to serve as President for the 2021-2022 year.   I was a student at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering from 2006 to 2011 and completed both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering.  The University and the College are special to me and being a part of the UKEAA and the Board has allowed me to get involved again.  

Over the last year the Board has taken great strides to better align our mission, vision, and goals with the needs of Alumni, the College, and the current students.   We want to engage our Alumni and use our experiences to enrich the current students’ education.  We are working on growing our network of passionate alumni, but we can’t do that without some help from you. I invite you to take part, in any way you feel you can, to help us grow and support the students and staff at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering.

Our Board includes three distinct committees: Academic Outreach Committee, Alumni Engagement and Events Committee; Communications and Advancement Committee.  Each has specific goals and focuses.  You do not have to be a member of the Board to participate in these committees.  If you are interested in joining a committee or just attending an event, please let us know.

Our Board is also very proud to be able to help current students lessen the financial burden of their education.  We offer two scholarships yearly and sometimes more if our budget allows.  These are chosen on merit and financial need.   These scholarships can also help the College during recruitment.

Again, I am excited about serving as your President for the 2021-2022 year and helping fulfill some of the changes we are implementing.  I welcome any one to get more involved and help us as we work to support the University of Kentucky College of Engineering as they provide world-class education to the students and promote opportunities for both students and alumni through a robust and diverse network.

Sincerely,
Lyndsie Janbakhsh
University of Kentucky 
College of Engineering
Civil Engineering
BSCE 2010
MSCE 2011