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•   Fred Baumann, Jr (1963)  5/27
•   R. E. Gene Dyson (1954)  5/27
•   Sandra Wilson (Shafer) (1974)  6/5
•   Edward Brineger (1959)  6/12
•   Steve Kinkel (1969)  6/14
•   Mike Sullivan (1963)  6/17
•   Hal Bishop (1964)  6/18


2018-2019 Alumni Association Officers: 
For questions or information CONTACT:
President:  Ward Helmpel Pell '65
Vice-President: Melanie Rhorer McCloud '66
Secretary: Karen Eaves Darragh '62
Treasurer: Mary Stengel '93
Webmaster: Kathy Bryan Withrow '63
Marian Kurz Hudson '66

There’s a song we all know
That will make your troubles go
As the Generals go marching along
Take that ball
Down that line
Score a touchdown every time
As the Generals go marching along

For its high high hee
In the field of victory
Shout out your colors loud and strong -


For where e’er we go
You will always know
As the Generals go marching along-fight!

As the Generals go marching along G-E-N-E-R-A-L-S, Generals! 

Associaton Annual Dinner
Friday, July 20, 2018
Hospitality Hour-6:00-6:30 PM
Dinner-6:30 PM
Program-7:30 PM
1398 Sports Center Dr., Lexington, KY
Cost-$30.00 per person
Send your check in to the PO Box or you may pay online.
(Click on the Association Annual Dinner on the left of page under Donation)
Classes of the 1960's Decade Annual Sock-Hop
Friday, September 21, 2018
The 11th Frame Lounge (the old "Rebel Room)
Southland Bowling Lanes, 
Southland Dr, Lexington
Off the Clock Bank plays from 7:00-10:00 PM
$20. per person in advance, $25.00 person at the door
Send check to Melanie McClud, 4148 John Alden Lane, Lexington, 40504
Fifteenth Annual Alumni Picnic
Saturday, September 22, 2018
OutBach Farm Redd Rd
Mix and Mingle-4:30 PM
Dinner-5:00 PM
Holiday Pot Luck
Monday, December 3, 2018
Lafayette Cafeteria
Dinner-6:00 PM
Annual Chili Supper
Monday, March 4, 2019 (Snow Date: March 18th)
Lafayette Cafeteria
Dinner-6:00 PM
James “Jim” Mahan
James “Jim” Mahan, of Lexington, was a 1962 graduate of Lafayette High School. During his Lafayette years, he was a Drum Major for the band, President of the FAA, Class Night King and member of the track team. He also received the Lexington Kiwanis Club Cup as outstanding student. After receiving his degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture in 1967,
Jim devoted his life to his farm, family, support for local youth and the advancement of state agriculture. From opening his farm and for many years sharing it with the local 4-H Sheep Club to giving countless hours to 4-H programs, Jim has been a strong advocate for youth leadership and state agricultural programs. He has served on the 4-H Council, assisted with lamb and horse shows as well as tractor contests, served on state and county extension councils and worked with state legislators on behalf of the college. Jim worked tirelessly to help raise funds for the Kentucky 4-H Leadership Center. Through his affiliation with the Lexington Lion’s Club, Jim was a key leader in reviving the role of agriculture at the Bluegrass Fair. He also provided leadership and financial support for the construction of the Ag Pavilion at the Masterson Station Park which hosts many agricultural events throughout the year. Through Jim’s perseverance and dedication he took the idea of a high school devoted to agriculture and related careers and made it a reality which resulted in the Fayette County Locust Trace AgriScience Farm and School which opened in 2011. At Locust Trace, students have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of agriculture, equine studies and veterinary science. 
Jim serves on the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board. He has been appointed and then reappointed to the Board by two governors. Jim has been recognized for his contributions by numerous organizations:  he received the Gamma Sigma Delta Alumnus award; was inducted into the UK Animal Science Hall of Fame; received the Thomas Poe Cooper Distinguished Leadership Award and the first Distinguished Service Award from the National Agriculture Alumni and Development Fund. In addition, he received  the Distinguished and Dedicated Service of Kentucky Farm Bureau award, and he received the Outstanding Thoroughbred Farm Manager Award from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager’s Club. Jim has served on Cooperative Extension Boards and Councils and county and state Farm Bureau Councils where he was President of the Fayette County Farm Bureau from 1979-1980. Jim is a member of the UK Ag & HES Alumni Association where he was the 1987 President. He is a member of the Lions Club and Scovell Society as well as a UK Fellow. The Office of Philanthropy and Alumni inducted Jim into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2013.

Judge James B. Todd

Jim graduated from Lafayette in 1958. During his Lafayette years he was a member of both the marching band and the concert band. Also, he was a member of the French Club, Math & Science Club and Student Council. Jim earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 1963, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1966.
After receiving his law degree in 1966, Jim moved to Eastern Kentucky where he established his civil trial practice. His practice grew to include most counties east of Lexington. His specialty was malpractice defense. Jim was involved in malpractice law and other legal activities on the local and state level leading to membership on the Board of Directors of Kentucky Defense Counsel, Inc., membership in Pike County and Fayette County Bar Associations as well as the Federal Bar Association. 
Jim was admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court in 1975. He was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, sitting in Lexington in 1994. Jim retired from judgeship in 2010.


 Recipient of the Lafayette Alumni Association Scholarship

Anna Sommer is the 2018 scholarship recipient and a freshman at UK next fall. Anna far exceeded GPA and ACT requirements to qualify for the Alumni Association scholarship. She is a graduating senior at Lafayette and plans to major in Music Education at the University of Kentucky this fall. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Beta Club, French Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Section Leader for the Lafayette Marching Band, and Lafayette Student Council President.

Anna is the daughter of Edward and Erin Sommer. She will join her two siblings in college this fall and she said she has wanted to be a teacher since she was three years old. When told she had been selected as the Alumni Association scholarship recipient for 2018, she said she so very much appreciates the Alumni Association helping her to achieve her dream.




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