Alumni

Muhammad Ali’s youngest son forges his own path through UofL
Asaad Ali grew up in one of Louisville’s most famous families, as the younger son of Muhammad Ali. Now he is part of a second Louisville clan: University of Louisville Alumni with a degree in communication.
A&S Grad Penny Heaton named Alumna of the Year
Penny Heaton, chief executive officer of The Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, is the 2018 Alumna of the Year. The prestigious honor is bestowed upon alumni of the university who have used their education to give back to their communities and the world through their work.
A&S Alumni Spotlight - Shireen Deobhakta, Ph.D.
Shireen is currently an Evaluation Researcher at REACH Evaluation which consults with non-profit, for-profit, philanthropic, and governmental entities in support of efforts to improve services and bring about organizational and community change. She was named one of Louisville Business First’s “2018 Forty Under 40.”
2017 December Commencement Photos
Photos of the 2017 December baccalaureate and master degree commencement and doctoral hooding ceremony.
Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend draws UofL artist
Artists from all over Louisville will open their doors Nov. 4 and 5 for Open Studio Weekend 2017. The event, co-hosted by UofL’s Hite Art Institute, gives anyone who appreciates art the opportunity to step inside studios all over Louisville where they can meet artists and experience how and where local art is made.
Fulbright Scholar & A&S Alumna '16 Shacoya Kidwell discusses her research in Trinidad
Kidwell Graduated in May 2016 from College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in English.
2017 Wilson Wyatt Alumni Fellow Kenneth R. Crawford, II
The UofL Alumni Association established the Alumni Fellows program in 1983. These awards recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields and are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.
Fulbright fulfillment: Persistence pays off for A&S Alumna
Jessica Williams,a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences with degrees in Spanish, political science and Latin American and Latino studies, tried three times to earn a prestigious Fulbright scholarship. In early September, her diligence was rewarded: she learned she was selected for the prize and will spend most of 2018 in Brazil as an English teaching assistant at a public university.
Edward Pocock III Named 2017 Alumnus of the Year by SPI
Southington Retired Commander Named 2017 Alumnus of the Year by Policing Institute.
I Remember
Vanessa Williams-Harvey, an A&S alumna (1986, Communication) on her book/memoir, I Remember.
A Living Lab: Biology Department’s Native Plant Garden in full bloom
The new Korfhage Native Plant Garden on UofL’s Belknap Campus serves a multitude of purposes – and species. The project, began by Prof. Margaret Carreiro and Department Chair Ron Fell in 2015 and honoring biology alumna Harriet A. Korfhage, serves as a living lab for students and provides an experience of the natural world not often on display in our urban environment.
I think, therefore I EXPLORE
Reggie Van Stockum, Biology MS ’75, Ph.D. ’79, Environmental lawyer and author.
I think therefore I EXPOSE
Kathryn Harrington, BFA Photography ‘16 and Yarmuth Federal Photography Intern. I love to research alternative photographic processes and photographic history.
I think, therefore I REVEAL
Rae Hodge, '13 and Liberal Studies journalist talks about her experience in the Liberal Studies program at UofL. She discusses her background in communication and language arts and the faculty that have helped her with her career.
Architectural Historian Wes Cunningham
Meet Architectural Historian Wes Cunningham ‘16 an Architectural Historian for Amec Foster Wheeler, an engineering and project management firm.
Taking risks, reaping rewards
University of Louisville graduate and Paintsville native Morgan Blair spent nine months in Gaziantep, Turkey, as a 2015 Fulbright Scholar teaching English to the community. During her time there, she saw firsthand the impact of displaced Syrians and a country in peril.
I think, therefore I LISTEN
Savannah Barrett (’08, Humanities) is an urban resident with a rural heart. Moving to Louisville from Grayson Springs, Kentucky to attend UofL, she left behind her home but kept a commitment to rural places and people alive in her work and life. Savannah parlayed a B.A. in Humanities and an M.S. in arts administration to become Director of Programs for Art of the Rural. A national organization with a field office in Kentucky, Art of the Rural collaborates with a diverse range of partners to help build the field of the rural arts, create new narratives on rural culture and community, and contribute to the emerging rural arts and culture movement. In this Q&A, we learn about the people and places that inspire Savannah, and where to find the best swimming holes in the state.
A&S Alumnus Junior Bridgeman receives honorary Doctor of Public Service degree
The University of Louisville will confer honorary degrees on Doris and Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman Jr. during its Dec. 18, 2015 winter commencement. The Bridgemans are UofL graduates and each will receive a Doctor of Public Service (honoris causa) degree in recognition of their community service and support of the university.
I think, therefore I EMPOWER
Meet 2015 A&S Alumni Fellow Joe McSweeny. Mr. McSweeny's career in international insurance brokerage may have given him a global reach, but his community spirit found a home at his alma mater. Whether he was serving aboard submarines in the U.S. Navy or working as an executive in insurance brokerage and risk management consulting, Mr. McSweeny always found time to give back, and he continues to do so.
Going Local: Why What You Put in Your Brain, Body, Bag, and Backyard Matters