Ashley Harris (10A), student Commencement speaker last December, grew up in Shively and still lives in Louisville, but spent four years at UofL traveling the world on multiple scholarships, working on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and participating in Greek life and intramurals.
School spirit runs strong on campus with a variety of clubs, intramurals, seminars and organizations to keep students engaged. But the under-30 alumni crowd is often difficult to reach, as they are at such a transitional time in their lives.
Few years in UofL’s history will be as memorable as 2010. We witnessed the last basketball season played in the historic Freedom Hall, the home court of the men’s team since 1956, and the women’s team since its inception in 1975. Both teams’ 2010/11 seasons opened to sellout crowds in the long awaited KFC Yum! Center.
Recalling life in 1961 for many of us is like watching a History Channel episode. It was a time that’s been preserved forever in our collective memories, sepia-toned images pasted in scrapbooks and photo albums, shown in home movies and newsreels.
The Malcom B. Chancey University Club and Alumni Center, located next to UofL’s Student Activities Center, was the brainchild of the late Mary and Barry Bingham, Sr., who strongly believed the campus needed a premier gathering place for upscale university events. Now celebrating its 20th year, the club is the congenial, elegant environment envisioned by the Binghams, for whom the club’s library is named.