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•   Sherrie Lee Wolff (Morgan) (1969)  5/17
•   Fred Baumann, Jr (1963)  5/27
•   R. E. Gene Dyson (1954)  5/27
•   Robert (Buz) Van Horne (1961)  6/5
•   Sandra Wilson (Shafer) (1974)  6/5
•   Edward Brineger (1959)  6/12
•   Steve Kinkel (1969)  6/14


2019-2020 Alumni Association Officers: 
For questions or information CONTACT:
President:  Philip Robert (Bob) Feigel '65
Vice-President: BI Murrell '67
Secretary: Nancy Kelty Stengel '65
Treasurer: Marian Kurz Hudson '66
Webmaster: 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! 


Alumni Association Annual Dinner

Friday, July 16, 2021

Spindletop Hall
3414 Iron Work Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Grand and elegant.
 The mansion has been a showplace since 1935. 
Spindletop Hall is a treasure acquired by UK in 1959.
        Hospitality Hour:  6:00-6:30 PM       
  Visit with Old Friends-Meet New Friends
       Dinner: 6:30 PM 
      Cost: $35.00 per person   
   Program: 7:30 PM  
 Honor the 2020 and 2021 Hall of Fame Recipients
  Meet Scholarship Recipients
  Install Officers  

Reservations Due: July 2nd, 2021

Complete the reservation form on back of this newsletter and mail with your check to :
 Lafayette Alumni Association,
PO Box 21753,
Lexington, KY 40522
 OR...Join the website, click Annual Dinner-2021 on the left side of the home page and make your reservation. The specific number of people attending is required in advance in order to coordinate with the catering company.
NOTE:  This year our Hall of Fame honorees are Dr. Greg Hood and Mr. James E. Humphrey, Jr.  Please make every effort to attend the Annual Dinner to honor them.
Restaurant mask requirements in effect at that time will apply.

Seventeenth Annual Alumni Picnic

  Date:    Saturday, September 25th, 2021
  Place:   OutBach Farm,  1955 Redd Road
  Time:    12:00 PM 
  Lunch:  12:30 PM
     Postcards will be mailed to you with details
Holiday Potluck
    Date:    Monday, December 6th, 2021
    Place:   Lafayette High School Cafeteria
    Time:    5:30 PM
    Dinner:  6:00PM
  Postcards will be mailed to you with details
Annual Chili Supper
     Date:   Monday, March 7th, 2022
    Place:   Lafayette High School Cafeteria
    Time:   5:30 PM
  Dinner:   6:00 PM
 Postcards will be mailed to you with details
2021 Inductee Into
Lafayette High School Hall of Fame
            James E. Humphrey, JR.                                       

Jim (born in Lexington in 1930) was a student at Lafayette,  grades 7 thru 12.  He was the starting left tackle on Lafayette’s first 2 football teams, a member of the marching band for 6 years and a member of the National Honor Society.  While there, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout, was the 1945 KY 4-H Poultry Champion and was selected to receive a 4-year KY Dept. of Highways Scholarship at University of Kentucky.

While at UK, Jim was a member of the UK Marching Band (played at the Sugar Bowl & Cotton Bowl), was president of Tau Beta Pi (engineering honor society), and was active in the Baptist Student Union  He graduated at the top of UK’s College of Engineering class of 1953, and earned a Master of Civil Engineering (Structures) degree in 1954.  After retirement, Jim completed 4 courses at Lexington Theological Seminary and 12 courses at UK as a Donovan Scholar.

Following 2 years in the US Army Corps of Engineering in Panama Canal Zone, Jim received his Professional Engineering License and was one of  the founding partners at Kroboth Engineering designing bridges and buildings for 10 years.  He then continued engineering work designing shopping centers, buildings and water projects  for several companies until his retirement in 1993.  He served as President of both the KY Society of Civil Engineers and the KY Society of Professional Engineers.  He was elected to the National Board of Directors for both organizations.

Jim is very active in his community having served as President of both Burley and Bluegrass Kiwanis Clubs.  He is on the Boards of YMCA, Bluegrass Council of Boy Scouts and Spindletop Hall.  He also participated in 4-week-long Habitat for Humanity blitz-builds in Georgia and Kentucky and made 2-week long mission trips to Russia and Prague.  As a Christian, he felt his calling was to use his talent to work on projects for his church (Calvary Baptist) where he has served as deacon, trustee, teacher and choir member.

Jim is proud of his family.  With his wife of 57 years, Wini (died in 2021), Jim has a son David (in Lexington) and a daughter Diane Gordon ( Huntsville, AL).  He has 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  He says that his family and his church work are the two most important and rewarding things in his life.

Jim has researched  and written: I’m Still Learning-An Autobiography (2015, 85 pages), At Calvary-A History of Calvary Baptist Church (2005, 134 pages), Lafayette's First Eleven (2008, 30 pages), Lafayette Champions (2018, 40 pages) and Hamilton Park (2011, 61 pages).

Honors received: Robert M Gillim Professional Recognition Award (Ky Section of A.S.C.E. 1981), Distinguished Service Award (University of KY Alumni Association 1998, Career Achievement in Civil Engineering Award (Dept. of Civil Engineering at UK 2020).


 Recipient of the 2021
Lafayette Alumni Association Scholarship
Evan Damron
 Freshman, University of Kentucky, Computer Science

I want to thank the Alumni Association for awarding your scholarship to me. It is a huge honor and I really appreciate the Association’s confidence in me. I have spent the past four years in the Lafayette pre-engineering program, and I plan to continue to pursue engineering in college as a computer science major. I have always been accomplished in math and science, and I want to use those skills to develop technology that will make the world a simpler and better place. Due to the cost of tuition, fees and books it is difficult to make it through college without being thousands of dollars in debt. This scholarship has relieved a lot of financial stress and given me and my family peace of mind. Thank you again, I am so very grateful to have received your scholarship

Evan Damron joins our group of current Alumni Association Scholarship students.



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