George Schupp, 60B

Here’s a bit of trivia! UofL alumnus George Schupp was a co-founder of StairMaster, launched by TriTech in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1983. The trio of founders celebrated the 30th anniversary of StairMaster last year. With the launch of a new product last year, it seems that George and his co-founders have transitioned well to an industry once foreign to them.


Homecoming Parade is bACC

Homecoming 2014 celebrations continue tonight with the Welcome bACC Homecoming Parade, after a 15-year hiatus. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Cardinal Towne, following 3rd Street to Eastern Parkway. So, put on your Homecoming t-shirt, grab your friends and family, and see you there!


Alumni Fellows

We look forward to honoring 2014 Alumnus of the Year, Robert C. Hughes, 81MD, 84MR, at the 32nd Alumni Awards tonight at the Louisville Marriott, along with our 11 Alumni Fellows, including:

  • College of Arts & Sciences: Barbara Perry, 78A
  • College of Business: Diane B. Medley, 80B
  • School of Dentistry: Arthur Chen-Shu Jee, 75DMD
  • College of Education and Human Development: Blake Haselton, 04GE
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law: Lucy Lee Helm, 79BA, 82L
  • School of Medicine: Morton L. Kasdan, 63MD, 67MR
  • School of Music: Mike Tracy, 74MU, 89MU
  • School of Nursing: Kristin Beth Ashford, 91N, 00GN
  • Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work: Larry Michalczyk, 76GK
  • J.B. Speed School of Engineering: Alan A. Kleier, 76S, 77GS
  • School of Public Health and Information Sciences: Caroline Chan, 07GP, 12GP
The Alumni Association established these awards in 1983 to recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their field and are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater. A much deserved congratulations, we are honored to count you each as alumni!

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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.