Welcome to Your City was a week-long tour of cities across the United States — Atlanta, Washington D.C., Nashville, Chicago, Louisville and Lexington —where UK alumni and friends connected, heard from accomplished alumni from the area and experienced the best their city had to offer.
The events were designed for alumni who were either new to the area or looking for an opportunity to network. More than 280 people came out for the six events, which were held June 18-21.
In Atlanta, the 37 attendees heard from former UK star Tony Delk about his time in Lexington and his current professional endeavors.
In Washington, which had 62 in attendance, former UK football player Ronnie Riley spoke about his job as associate director for planning and accountability at the U.S. Department of Defense, Personnel & Readiness, Civilian Personnel Policy office.
Chicago’s event drew 65 people, and featured speaker Olivia Rink, who is pursuing a career as a fashion and lifestyle blogger.
Nashville and its 43 attendees heard from those in the music industry: singer/songwriter Hannah Ellis; Elysha Miracle, a musician and vice president, rights data management at Concord Music; and attorney Scott Safford.
The week ended with events in Louisville (41 people) and Lexington (38).
In Louisville, Nathaniel Gravely spoke and gave a tour of his business, Gravely Brewing Co., while the Lexington crowd gathered downtown at Thursday Night Live.