College of Health Sciences Alumni
Giving to the College
Donor Spotlight: William Joseph Meadors
Joseph Meadors is a
graduate of the UK College of Health Sciences Physician
Assistant Studies program. After receiving his Bachelor of
Science from UK in 1996 he went on to earn a Masters of
Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska.
After working in private practice from 1996 to 2007, Joseph
joined the UK Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic
Surgery, where he has worked ever since.
Joseph recently made the decision to give back to his alma mater. After a visit with the College, Joseph chose to start an endowment to benefit students of the Physician Assistant Studies Program. The William J. Meadors Physician Assistant Educational Endowment Fund was created in honor of The Fallen Soldiers. CHS and the Physician Assistant Studies Program are extremely grateful for Joseph’s generosity and impact his gift is soon to make on students in his field.
"In 1994 the College of Health Sciences gave me the opportunity to pursue my aspirations of becoming a Physician Assistant," said Meadors. "The profession has afforded me the ability to provide care to those in need all over the world. I have been blessed with an opportunity to give back to the Institution which has provided me so much pleasure since joining the staff in 2007. Working with students from the College of Health Sciences has inspired me to offer assistance to those students who have overcome adversity and chosen to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant."
The challenges that our clinicians, researchers, educators, alumni and students face are different than ever before. The healthcare landscape continuously changes, yet we are committed to educating clinicians and leaders who are ready and willing to take on these challenges. We have faculty that inspire, students enthralled with the discovery of knowledge, researched fueled by passion and places that need the services we can provide. What we are missing are the financial resources to recruit leading faculty, to fund student scholarships, to provide our researchers with the resources they need and to sponsor service learning experiences.
These dreams are within reach through your financial gifts.
Regardless of the amount you choose to give, you can make a difference. Each gift that is given to the College of Health Sciences is important.
Financial gifts aren’t only beneficial to the college. They can also help you achieve personal fulfillment, provide you with an income for life and serve as a tax benefit.
Please contact Keturah Taylor if you would like to receive additional information or have questions.
Why Give to the College of Health Sciences?
When you visit a physician’s office, medical laboratory, sporting event, school, hospital or clinic, chances are your life will be impacted by a health sciences professional.
Health Sciences, or allied health, professionals come from many diverse disciplines. There are more than 200 allied health care fields, making up nearly 60 percent of the health care workforce. From the laboratory to the therapy room, allied health professionals play an integral role in health care.
Become part of our vision for a brighter tomorrow by investing in the College of Health Sciences.
An investment in CHS is an opportunity to launch the ripple that will make waves of change. It is the chance to empower all our dreams for a healthier future.
How will my gift be used?
Contributions to the College of Health Sciences are used to meet the greatest needs, where they will make the biggest impact, thereby strengthening every area of the college.
Currently, our largest area of need is in student scholarships.
View the CHS case statement –- Committed to a Brighter Tomorrow and join us by making your own commitment to further the mission of the college through a contribution to student scholarships.
Most gifts are given to the College of Health Sciences Academic Fund for Excellence. This fund supports:
You can also target your gift toward a specific discipline in the college.
Targeted gifts can create endowed chairs in specific disciplines, improve facilities, increase student scholarships, and accomplish many other goals that are in line with your personal interests.
Our Advancement staff is ready to assist you with meeting your personal giving goals. Contact Keturah at (859) 218-0479 to schedule a time to discuss how we can help you achieve your wishes and meet the needs of the college at the same time.
View the CHS case statement – Committed to a Brighter Tomorrow and join us by making your own commitment to further the mission of the college through a contribution to student scholarships.
Charitable Giving takes many forms.
Depending on your goals and the types of assets you have, you may select several different ways to give.
For more alumni and giving information, contact Keturah Taylor.