LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 26, 2012) ― The UK Alumni Association Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually to honor and recognize those who have provided extraordinary service to the university and the association. The 2012 recipients were honored on June 15 during the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors Summer Workshop in Lexington.
David Ratterman is a Life Member of the UK Alumni Association, and has been active in the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club for the past 25 years. He has served three terms on the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, and has participated in a variety of leadership positions with the association, most notably championing the goal of diversity. He has chaired the Diversity/Group Development, Communications and Great Teacher/Scholarships committees. He currently is chairman of the Nominating for Board Committee and is serving on the Diversity Task Force.
Ratterman has been an active member of the University of Kentucky Advocacy Network since the group’s inception. He has been involved with student recruitment, special events and diversity activities all while serving on the Greater Louisville UK Alumni Club Board of Directors. Additionally, he is a UK Fellow.
An accomplished construction law attorney, he is a partner with Stites and Harbison PLLC. He serves on a variety of professional committees and organizations, including as secretary and general counsel to the American Institute of Steel Construction. He is also a retired U.S. Navy commander, and a member of the Louisville Rotary Club and the Cathedral of the Assumption. Ratterman received a bachelor’s degree from UK in mechanical engineering in 1968 and did graduate work at UK in 1970. He also holds degrees from the University of Louisville and the University of Dayton.