The From the Blue podcast is created by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. It's designed to keep you connected with UK graduates from around the world through stories, interviews and discussions. No matter where you are, the From the Blue podcast will bring you back to your days on campus while keeping you informed with news and features about the University of Kentucky and fellow alumni.
Jack Guthrie & Duane Bonifer
On this episode, you’ll hear from two former editors-in-chief of the Kentucky Kernel. Duane Bonifer, journalism and political science graduate from the class of 1991, sits down with fellow journalism graduate and mentor Jack Guthrie. Jack graduated in 1963 and left his mark on UK and the state of Kentucky in many ways. While they now live in different parts of the country, they remain connected by the spirit of UK and the Kentucky Kernel.
Caroline Francis, Amanda Schagane & Marci Hicks
It's hard to believe that 19 years ago, UK Alumni Career Services was just an idea. UK alumna Caroline Francis was tasked to create a valuable program for alumni to jumpstart careers, assist with career transitions, conduct resume reviews and share interview tips. She started part-time at just six hours per week and the program was never heavily marketed at the time. By word of mouth and successful experiences, meetings, counseling sessions and more, the UK Alumni Career Services team is now a sought after model for universities across the country. Caroline continues to lead UK Alumni Career Services along with Amanda Schagane, a fellow alumna, to never before seen heights and they still have dreams for the future. In this episode, colleague and fellow alumna Marci Hicks, talks with Caroline and Amanda about the history of UK Alumni Career Services and the plans they have to serve UK's 200,000 alumni.
Here's a breakdown of what you will hear and links you'll want to check out along the way:
Introducing Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane of UK Alumni Career Services. (1:38)How UK Alumni Career Services began and where it is today. (3:16)A day in the life of a UK Alumni Career Services counselor. (7:18)Special programs you may have never known Alumni Career Services offers. (9:50)One of the most credentialed Alumni Career Services team in the nation. (12:30)Learn more about Job Club. (14:01)Pivoting in response to COVID-19. (16:05)Future plans for Alumni Career Services. (19:31)Leadership Week is April 26-29. (21:13)The Jane I. Morris Endowment Fund was created and how it supports Alumni Career Services. (22:10)Alumni Career Service is a benefit for all Active and Life Members. Join now! (25:26)Support Alumni Career Services on One Day for UK, the University of Kentucky’s day of giving on April 21. (28:08)
Jamal Mashburn & George Wright
On this episode of From the Blue, UK basketball great and philanthropist Jamal Mashburn has a conversation with George Wright, UK Alumni Association Hall of Distinguished Alumni inductee and interim vice president for institutional diversity at UK.
Introducing From the Blue
We are excited to introduce the UK Alumni Association’s official podcast, From the Blue!
You will hear conversations between UK graduates that have journeyed through many walks of life after leaving campus. You will hear nostalgic stories about UK but with a new and surprising perspective. You will even hear the rest of the story or maybe a behind the scenes recount to what REALLY happened.
No matter where you are, the From the Blue podcast will keep you connected and informed with news and features about the University of Kentucky and fellow alumni.
And don’t forget to subscribe! You can do this wherever you listen to podcasts. Just search for From the Blue and join your fellow classmates by listening to the podcast. From all of us at UK, we hope you enjoy From the Blue.