Student Spotlight

Grace Coy

2017 UK Graduate, Grace Coy, completed her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Natural Resources and Environmental Science. During her academic career at UK she was selected for a Native Ecosystems Internship at the University of Kentucky Arboretum in 2015 and was the recipient of a Summer Research & Creativity Fellowship grant in 2016 where she developed the pilot program for the workshops she is doing now. She also worked as a student assistant for the NRES program where she produced a biannual newsletter and spoke publically with prospective students interested in the program. Grace aspires to be certified as an arborist over the next growing season and to pursue graduate studies in the fall of 2018.
Read her story here.

Nic Williamson

Nic Williamson is a graduate student in UK’s Forestry Department and is leading the Adopt-a-Tree Program as part of the Urban Forest Initiative (UFI).  UFI is a working group of UK faculty, staff, and students as well as community members whose mission is to advocate for and elevate the function, value, and perception of urban forests in the Bluegrass Region.  The Adopt-a-Tree Program is one of the outreach projects that the UFI has launched to support this goal.
Read his story here.

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