hall of fame

A&S Hall of Fame

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building RM 121

College of Arts and Sciences Inducting Five Into Hall of Fame

Celebrating the accomplishments of distinguished alumni and faculty, the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences will induct five new members into the its Hall of Fame Friday, Oct. 9.

A&S Hall of Fame 2014 - Ethelee Davidson Baxter

Her Honor, Ethelee Davidson Baxter, was born in Jackson, Ky., in 1939, and was raised in Lexington, Ky. Baxter graduated from Lafayette High School in 1957 and was inducted into the first class of the Lafayette High School Hall of Fame in 1989. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1961 with a bachelor's degree in English, Speech and Drama. While at UK, she was a Wildcat cheerleader, President of the Blue Marlins synchronized swimming team, and a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

In 1970, Baxter and her family moved to San Francisco, Calif., where she received her Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1974, followed by a Masters of Law in 2009. She practiced law in San Francisco until 1982 when she was appointed Commissioner to the San Francisco Superior Court.

Baxter was appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian to the San Francisco Municipal Court in 1987 and by Gov. Pete Wilson in 1992 to the San Francisco Superior Court, where she presided over the Family Law and the Criminal Felony Trial departments.

A&S Hall of Fame 2014 - Jill M. Rappis

Jill M. Rappis earned her bachelor's degree in English in 1980 from the University of Kentucky and her Law degree in 1984 from Marquette University Law School where she was a member of the Law Review and recipient of the St. Thomas More Scholarship.

She is the Vice President and General Counsel for Loyola University Health System (LUHS), an academic health system located in the near western suburbs of Chicago, Ill. She is responsible for the legal affairs of LUHS and its subsidiaries, and serves as Corporate Secretary to the Boards of Directors for those entities. She also functions as regional Managing Counsel for CHE-Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems, serving patients and communities in 21 states.

Rappis joined LUHS in 1997, serving as Deputy General Counsel until 2011. She has extensive background in healthcare legal matters including corporate risk management, clinical research, planned giving, physician contracting, governance, and litigation. Prior to LUHS, she served as Assistant General Counsel for Loyola University of Chicago. Previously, she was a litigation attorney with the law firm of Rooks, Pitts and Poust (subsequently known as Dykema) in Chicago.



A&S Celebrates New Hall of Fame Members

The University of Kentucky College of Arts Sciences Hall of Fame induction and festivities are slated for Friday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

A&S Hall of Fame

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Singletary Center Recital Hall
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WUKY to Air Readings of Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Inductees

On March 1st, WUKY will broadcast readings of selections from the 2014 Hall of Fame authors, including UK professors Thomas D. Clark and James Baker Hall.

College of Arts and Sciences Inducts Four into Hall of Fame

The "Celebrate A&S: Alumni and Faculty Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" took place at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Two faculty members and two alumni joined the ranks of the current 30 alumni and 6 emeritus faculty A&S Hall of Fame members.


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