The Department of Civil Engineering in the UK Pigman College of Engineering received a generous donation of $10,000 from Ralph Palmer, founder and president emeritus of Palmer Engineering Co., which promises to make a profound impact on the educational landscape and foster an enriched learning experience for present and future students.
Palmer, a distinguished graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Department of Civil Engineering, has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to supporting the development of tomorrow's leaders. His gift of $10,000 will be directed toward graduate student support and laboratory improvements, causes that have been long supported by Palmer, and align with the Department of Civil Engineering's vision of empowering students with the tools they need to excel academically and to make meaningful differences in their communities.
"We are deeply grateful for the remarkable contribution from Ralph," said L. Sebastian Bryson, chair of the Department of Civil Engineering. "Ralph’s unwavering dedication to the betterment of education serves as an inspiration to us all. This gift will enable us to further enhance our academic programs and create transformative opportunities for our students, ensuring they receive a world-class education that prepares them for success in an ever-evolving global landscape."
The Department of Civil Engineering takes immense pride in witnessing the success and accomplishments of its former students. Palmer's generosity stands as a testament to the enduring bond between the institution and its graduates and serves as a beacon of hope for future collaborations and support.
The faculty and students of the Department of Civil Engineering are grateful to donors like Palmer as gifts like his not only contribute to the growth and excellence of the department, but also reinforce the spirit of community and shared responsibility in advancing education.