After 125 years, the Kentucky Derby has become synonymous with Louisville. And U of L alumni are involved in every facet of this international event, from executive positions with Churchill Downs, to designing and marketing Kentucky Derby Festival merchandise, to
hosting celebrity-filled Derby parties.
Music historian Robert French '50MU has been on a one-man campaign for more than 30 years to preserve local music. His archives at the Louisville Academy of Music are a treasure trove of Louisville-area composers, their works, and local music history.
The lives of U of L physicians Larry Cook '64A, '68M and Christine Cook '71M, '75MER
revolve around their brand of high-tech, "high touch" medicine. Although the Cooks specialize in different fields, he in neonatology and she in obstetrics and gynecology, they share a common interest in using their medical knowledge to help people improve the quality of their lives.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the School of Education's philosophy and approach to teacher preparation have won the accolades of educators around the world. A combination of innovative programs, exemplary teaching, and partnerships with local schools make U of L a leader in the field.
When tennis coaches Meg Peavy '81A, '94G and Rex Ecarma '88A set out to build a national-caliber program at U of L, they knew only a top-notch facility would help them reach that goal. The aid of longtime supporters Lewis "Sonny" Bass '44A and Mason Rudd AD delivered the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center and, with it, a reputation for U of L as an up-and-comer in college tennis.