Success Stories

The Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky will spotlight ways that students and local business professionals can Go Pro with Gatton with an open house on Thursday, November 8, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn and interact with representatives from the all of the college’s professional master’s programs, including the MS in Accounting (MSACC), MS in Finance (MSF), MBA and Executive MBA programs.

University of Kentucky MBA alumna, Victoria Russell, was recently named the Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Papa John's International. In this role, Victoria is responsible for leading the company's efforts to ensure that the commitment to diversity and inclusion remains a top strategic priority across all aspects of Papa John's business operations which includes more than 5,000 stores in over 45 countries.

University of Kentucky MBA alumni from Valvoline, Alltech, UK Healthcare and AMR Management Services will be featured at the Gatton College of Business and Economics on Thursday, February 7th. These speakers are hosted by the Gatton College's One Year MBA program, as part of their One Year MBA Open House event which is open to all students, majors, young professionals and recent graduates.

The MBA program at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business is excited to announce that candidates can now apply for consideration into the incoming 2019 class, which include the One Year MBA, Professional MBA, Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) and Dual Degree programs. 

University of Kentucky MBA alum, Alexander "Alex" Greenwell, is now the President of a new service company called Hydrogen Drive Connection, which is building a sustainable hydrogen refueling network.

The University of Kentucky welcomes the 2018/19 Professional MBA class to the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Compared to last year, this collective class brings additional work experience with an increased number of minority candidates, veterans, and healthcare professionals enrolling into Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthare) program, while maintaining a high standard of academic excellence and personal/professional accomplishments. 

UK MBA alumna, Mary Beth Wright, Business Development Executive at Messer Construction Co., recently led Messer’s coordination efforts in securing a $241-million contract bid to build the new and expanded Lexington Convention Center and modifications to Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, KY.

University of Kentucky MBA alumna, Arundathi Reddy, M.D., has been appointed Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and will begin serving at UAMS' Arkansas Children’s Hospital in November of this year. Dr. Reddy is currently a professor and chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine, along with serving as the medical director of outside operating anesthesia and is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center in Lexington, KY. 

BB&T (Branch Banking and Trust Company) recently named University of Kentucky MBA alumna, Laura Boison to Market President for the Greater Lexington market. With over 40 years of professional experience in the financial services industry, Laura was a "natural choice to assume this leadership role" according to BB&T Regional President Thomas F. Eller, Jr., Jr.

The University of Kentucky's One Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics is excited to announce the official 2018/19 Project Connect internship companies and corporate sponsors. In Project Connect, UK MBA students teams are paired with companies to work on projects of importance to their corporation or organization.