UK community gathers to remember lives lost

By Kayla Williams

The UK community gathered to remember loved ones lost this past year on Thursday afternoon on the north lawn of the Main building.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the public were invited to share in the honoring and celebrating of the lives of those who were involved with the university, but passed this year.

“This was really a group effort to bring all parts of the UK community such as faculty, staff, students and alumni together to remember those we love,” Anna Hays, the student government chief of staff for promotions and special events, said.

UK Remembers honored the lost loved ones with a speaker from each branch including Stan Key, Alumni Association, Everett McCorvey Faculty Director of Opera, Sheila Brothers Staff Trustee and Student Government President Ryan Smith.

The service also provided note cards where guest could write the name of the honoree and post it on the wall outside Patterson Office Tower.

Music was performed by the UK School of Music, Paws and Listen.

“We are all honored to be a part of UK Remember, it gives all of us a chance as a whole to celebrate, to commemorate the members of our university community who had passed on,” McCorvey said.

This was the second year for UK Remembers.

McCorvey said he hopes the university continues this event for many years.

If you were unable to attend the event there is video streaming on [email protected]/HR/Worklife.

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