Whitney Ann Nash, 97GN, 10GN

UofL Nursing Associate Dean, Whitney Ann Nash, 97GN, 10GN, has been elected to serve as the Kentucky representative for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She has been a member of the nursing faculty at UofL for more than 10 years and has been an adult nurse practitioner since 1997. At UofL, Whitney also developed a web-based career networking site for UofL nursing students and alumni. She is also one of the Alumni Association’s “Cards All In” ambassadors! Find out more about Whitney and her accomplishments.


John Codey, 96B

Congratulations to John Codey, 96B, who received an honorary degree, Doctor of Public Service, from the University of Louisville at the May 10 commencement exercises. This degree recognizes his service, leadership, and support of the university and community. The Louisville native served several years as an advisor to Helmsley Enterprises, Inc. and is a board member for the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. This trust supports initiatives in health, education, and human services and has donated more than $16 million to the university in support of regenerative medicine programs and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.


Beer with a Scientist: Climate Change

I would like to acknowledge Dr. Keith R. Mountain, Chair and Associate Professor of the UofL Department of Geography and Geosciences, for his participation in this month’s “Beer with a Scientist” program. This program was created by UofL Cancer Researcher Dr. Levi Beverly to discuss science in society. This month’s session, “Climate Change: What’s the problem and is it even real?” discussed whether humans are causing climate shifts. Learn more about this “Beer with a Scientist” session.

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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.