Publication Date

Summer 2017


WKU alumni magazine. Contents:

  • Ransdell, Gary. Letter from the President
  • 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Gary Ransdell
  • Scholarship Celebration
  • U.S. News & World Report Ranks WKU Online Programs Among Best in Nation
  • Gary Ransdell to Become President & CEO of Semester at Sea
  • Six WKU Students Awarded Gilman International Scholarships for Summer 2017
  • WKU Tied for 2nd in 2016-2017 List of Top Fulbright Producers
  • Six WKU Faculty & Alumni Named 2017 Trailblazer Honorees
  • University Distinguished Professor Gifts Proceeds from IRA to WKU
  • Honors College at WKU Named for Dixie & Pete Mahurin
  • Gabbi Doolin Memorial Scholarship
  • Vic Richey Returns to WKU as Hays Watkins Visiting CEO
  • Student Support Through Faculty Giving
  • WKU President’s Circle Gala
  • Pride, Julie. Ruby Lewis Stars as Indigo in Cirque du Soleil – Paramour
  • Newton, Tommy. A Lasting Transformation
  • Student Body by the Numbers
  • Skipper, Bob. Mass Media & Technology Hall Named in Honor of Kentucky State Representative Jody Richards
  • WKU Alumni Association
  • WKU Professor, Alumnus, Receives China’s Top Science Award – Chris Groves
  • Jenkins, Deanna. Red Towels With Some Serious Mileage
  • Cummings, Carol. WKU Partners in Community Park Project in Allen County
  • Cummings, Carol. Biology Grad Student’s Research on Human-Elephant Conflict Recognized – Lynn VonHagen
  • Four Former Hilltopper Student-Athletes Inducted into Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame
  • Hilltopper Football Head Coach Mike Sanford
  • Volleyball Update
  • Looking Ahead to 2017-2018 Hilltopper Basketball Women’s Basketball 2016-2017 Season Recap
  • Two WKU Alumni Included in 2017 Class of Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame – Ron Skillern, Joe Westerfield
  • Smith, Jennifer. President Gary Ransdell’s Legislative Legacy
  • Taylor, Robbin. Kentucky Legislature Approves Performance Funding Measure for Universities
  • Adventures of the Red Towel
  • Thumbs-Up! – Michael Hicks, Larry Gildersleeve, Sherril Williams, Charles Thurman, Ruth Robbins
  • Gary Ransdell Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Nineteen WKU Alumni Among 2017 Class of Leadership Bowling Green
  • In Memoriam – Wayne Dugas, Janet Frockt, Charles Keown, David Livingston
  • Student Achievement: Mario Nguyen Class of 2012
  • Class Notes


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