new inductees

3 inducted into UK business school's alumni hall of fame

Distinguished alums enter college's hall

ssloan@herald-leader.comMarch 1, 2012 

  • Amitabh Chandra Classes of 2000 and '01

    Chandra is an economist and professor of public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He also is a research fellow at the IZA Institute in Bonn, Germany, and at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

  • Donald C. Rogers Classes of 1965 and '67

    Rogers is chairman of Rogers Petroleum Inc., based in Morristown, Tenn. He founded the company in 1980 after working for more than a decade with Exxon in a variety of positions. He has grown Rogers Petroleum to be one of the largest convenience store operators in the Southeast.

  • Ruth Cecelia DayClass of 1985

    Day is vice president for administrative services at Landstar System, Inc., a transportation-services company based in Jacksonville, Fla. She supervises Landstar's network of service centers, which includes locations in Florida, Kentucky and Illinois. Day also started and served as president of the Jacksonville UK Alumni Club.

Three graduates of the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics will be inducted Thursday into the college's Alumni Hall of Fame.

"These three outstanding graduates are most deserving of this recognition," Merl Hackbart, interim dean of the college, said in a statement. "The inductees represent several different professions and career paths, yet all have distinguished themselves in their business pursuits and in civic and community leadership."

In total, the hall of fame has 75 members since its inception in 1994.

The college also will honor professor Donald Mullineaux with the 2012 Kenneth N. Robertson Faculty Leadership Research Award. Mullineaux has taught at the university since 1984 and before that worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Scott Sloan: (859) 231-1447. Twitter: @HeraldLeaderBiz

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