50 Hero States | Jay Davidson, 91GK

Throughout the U.S. people are making extraordinary efforts to improve the personal finances of others and Money Magazine recently recognized 50 heroes in 50 states for doing just that. Congratulations to former Kent School Alumni Fellow of the Year, Jay Davidson, 91GK, who was recently recognized for the state of Kentucky. Jay, a recovering alcoholic, founded the Healing Place, a six-month residential treatment program. One year after completion of the program, 52% of people are employed.


Dr. J. David Richardson

UofL surgeon and faculty member, J. David Richardson was chosen as President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) last month. Kudos to Dr. Richardson on such a wonderful accomplishment after many dedicated years as a surgeon, chair of Board of Regents, and ACS Fellow. Read the full story.


James E. Monin, 52A, 57MD

I am excited to spotlight James E. Monin, 52A, 57MD, and his car museum featuring 33 collectibles ranging from a Studebaker to a very rare Mercury 1949 two-door coupe. His display is alternated out every few months, and is not even a third of his extensive collection!

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Our Executive Director

Deborah Dietzler was named associate vice president for alumni relations and annual giving on July 10, 2014. She also serves as executive director of the UofL Alumni Association.

Considered a national leader in the field of alumni relations, Dietzler has been president of the Alumni Directors of the Southeastern Conference and also chaired the Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE) summer 2008 institute. She is a frequent presenter at conferences and has performed pro bono work for various community nonprofits.

Dietzler’s responsibilities include the creation of a modern alumni relations and annual giving operation equipped to face the challenges of the future. She also supports the university’s continued goal of becoming the state’s nationally recognized premier metropolitan research institution.

Dietzler holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Hofstra University, a master’s in marketing from Texas A&M, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Georgia.