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My pleade to help #Nepal during devastating earthquake has been featured in #KYSU #OnwardAndUpward Newsletter of #Summer2015. Get access to the detail article via this link. I would like to thank Buddhi Gyawali Andrew Gott Rosny Jean along with all who are involved directly and indirectly for their tremendous help to make the mission successful. Source: http://kysu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/OnwardUpward-Summer15web.pdf


<ul><li><p>SUMMer 2015</p><p>KSUGraduates</p><p>351</p><p> Special Homecoming 2015 Section</p><p>KSU Unveils NatioNs First Fruit &amp; Vegetable Mobile Processing Unit</p><p>KSU Selects New Business Affairs Vice President</p></li><li><p>Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts and 1890 land grant university, affords access to and prepares a diverse student population of traditional and non-traditional students to compete in a multifaceted, everchanging global society by providing student-centered learning while integrating teaching, research and service through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Kentucky State University is committed to keeping relevant its legacy of service by proactively engaging the community in partnerships on civic projects driven by the objective of positively impacting the quality of life of the citizens of the Commonwealth.</p><p>President Raymond M. Burse</p><p>editor Max Maxwell</p><p>AssociAte editor Felicia Lewis</p><p>contributing Writer Blair Thomas Hess</p><p>contributing Charles Weibel </p><p> grAPhic design Kimberly Alsabrook</p><p>M I S S I O N S T A T E M E N T</p><p>contents</p><p>facebook.com/officialkysu</p><p>@KyStateU</p><p>kentuckystateuniversity</p><p>From The President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1</p><p>KSU Selects New Business Affairs Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . 1</p><p>Kentucky State University Graduates 351 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2</p><p>Class of 2015 Graduate Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4</p><p>KSU Appoints Dean Of University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6</p><p>KSU Unveils Fruit &amp; Vegetable Mobile Processing Unit . . . . . . . . 7</p><p>KSU Research Farm Named In Honor Of Dr. Harold R. Benson . . . 8</p><p>Players Honor Former KSU Basketball Coach Graham . . . . . . . . . 9</p><p>Track Athletes And Coach Honored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10</p><p>2015 Football Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10</p><p>Homecoming 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-14</p><p>KSU In The Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15</p><p>State Employee Tuition Discount Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17</p><p>Recent Recruiting Efforts Include Lexington Scholars . . . . . . . . 19</p><p>Student Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20</p><p>Student Asks Community For Help To Raise Money For Nepal . . . 21</p><p>Greetings From SGA President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21</p><p>Detroit Alumni Chapter Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22</p><p>Greg Carter Credits KSU For His Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23</p><p>Alumni In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24</p><p>From The Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24</p><p>It is the policy of Kentucky State University not to discriminate against any individual in its educational programs, activities or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, age, religion or marital status.</p></li><li><p>Onward &amp; Upward | Summer 2015 1</p><p>From The President Raymond M. BurseOnward &amp; Upward is more than just the name of our quarterly publication. It should be a call to action for each of us who love Kentucky State University. When I came here approaching a year ago, I knew that there was a tremendous task for us all. </p><p>I am proud of what we have accomplished thus far. We were able to deliver a balanced budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, we have made some necessary staff, faculty and administrative changes, which will ensure that we continue to head in the right direction. We have rebuilt and are building strong partnerships with the Frankfort and Franklin County community to ensure that we are Frankforts university.</p><p>Many times change does not occur without hard choices, and sometimes good people are affected. Unfortunately, in business, that is the unpleasant part of the process. The positive effects are that when we fully emerge on the other side, I expect our university to be stronger than ever and prepared to lead the way for excellence in teacher education, agriculture, nursing and STEM programs for the next 100 years.</p><p>We need our alumni and many friends to visit the campus and witness the rebranding of the university that is now taking place. We want you to send your kids, grandchildren, neighbors and friends to see KSU today. As we like to say, Bring your skills to the hill and discover what you can be at KSU.</p><p>President Raymond M. Burse, in his continued efforts to ensure that Kentucky State University is on the road to prosperity and improvement, hired Dr. Curtis E. Creagh as the new vice president of business affairs. </p><p>We were fortunate to get such an outstanding educator to join us here at KSU. It became apparent to me as a result of our meetings that he understands the direction that KSU must go in order to be successful. He is the right man at the right time to fill this position, Burse says.</p><p>Creagh began duties at KSU on June 16, 2015. Prior to joining KSU, Creagh served as interim president at Lincoln University. He has served successfully in higher education for two institutions and under four presidents and one interim president. He has over 10 years of experience in managing departments that include grants from the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Energy, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development.</p><p>He also has more than 25 years experience as a successful financial leader, including 10 plus years of hands-on accounting management and three years of auditing. He is also a distinguished U.S. Army veteran.</p><p>Creaghs accomplishments also include initiatives and improvements while serving as a member of the executive </p><p>administrative cabinet. He shared the responsibility of helping to ensure the financial viability of the university, and he provided financial management and grants management advice and assistance. He also developed and reviewed internal financial control policy; evaluated capital projects and the related funding; facilitated the budget process; and developed the budget for an annual operating budget ranging between $30 million to $45 million.</p><p>President Burses quality of leadership is an attraction for me, Creagh says. Early in life the military taught me that good leaders look behind themselves to see who is following. Remaining aware of who is following you keeps you grounded. For me, seeing the various ones who support him as a dynamic leader and are willing to commit wholeheartedly inspires me and makes this opportunity a promise of personal and professional growth.</p><p>KSU has a rich history, and so to continue the good work I will be standing on the shoulders of those who have successfully shepherded the institution previously, inclusive of staff and administrators, Creagh says further. At the end of the day, we all want the best for this institution.</p><p>Creagh received his undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. </p><p>KSU Selects New Business Affairs Vice President</p></li><li><p>Onward &amp; Upward | Summer 2015 2 2 Onward &amp; Upward | Spring 2015 </p><p>Commencement is a time-honored tradition at Kentucky State University, and this year KSU awarded 351 degrees at its 126th commencement convocation on May 9. Kentucky State Sen. Gerald A. Neal delivered the commencement speech to the graduates before a capacity audience.</p><p>During the commencement convocation, KSU President Raymond M. Burse described the graduating Class of 2015 and the university as multicultural, multinational and diverse. He cited that 62 percent of the graduates were female with 48 percent African-American. He also informed the audience that besides the United States, there were graduates from 12 different countries.</p><p>Also among the graduates was Alexander Davie, who was commissioned as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army ROTC. Three other KSU students were awarded degrees posthumously.</p><p>The commencement speaker, Gerald A. Neal 67, gave timely advice and encouragement to the Class of 2015. You all are capable of accomplishing great things things this world may not have even imagined, he said.</p><p>Kentucky State University Graduates</p><p>351</p><p> 2 Onward &amp; Upward | Summer 2015 </p></li><li><p>Onward &amp; Upward | Summer 2015 3</p><p>If you remember little else of what I say today, Neal said further, Id like you to remember these six words: passion, definition, preparation, perseverance, courage and integrity:</p><p> Passion: Passion is necessary to drive your dreams into reality.</p><p> Definition: It does not matter how far in the distance, but you must work to clearly define and know your objective.</p><p> Preparation: Spend time planning your every step. If you constantly work on your plan, it will empower you to reach your goals.</p><p> Perseverance: Dont let anyone or anything deter you from your goals. The victory belongs to those who are persistent, unrelenting and determined regardless of the obstacles and challenges.</p><p> Courage: Face your challenges head on, tempered by whatever growing wisdom, but with conviction. Never, never give up.</p><p> Integrity: Maintain your integrity in all that you do. . . . The principles that you live and work by, doing what you know is right, will ensure success and, above all, happiness.</p><p>In his closing remarks, President Burse told the graduates, The future of our society and our world depends on the contributions that you will make. I have high expectations for each and every one of you.</p><p>Onward &amp; Upward | Summer 2015 3</p></li><li><p>Brandon Turnley has been on the fast track for most of his young life. He graduated from Kentucky State University, for example, in three years at the age of 20.</p><p>A native of Lexington, Ky., Turnley earned course credits at Bluegrass Community and Technical College while still attending Bryan Station High School. He later began his college career at KSU as a Presidential Scholar.</p><p>Turnley had a lot of support and encouragement through school, first from his parents, George and Bernardine Turnley, whom he calls his first role models. They always told me to stay positive and not think about the negative, he says.</p><p>He also received positive support from the BMW/STEM Academy, a program Black Males Working established by First Baptist Church Bracktown to boost the academic achievement of black males.</p><p>Attending BMW from the sixth through 12th grades every Saturday, Turnley still remembers the academys creed, which includes the verse, I am a future black male working and there is no limit to what I can achieve.</p><p>That positive reinforcement continued at KSU. </p><p>We have teachers here who actually care about the students, Turnley says. I am not just a number. I matter.</p><p>He counts health, physical education and recreations Dr. William Welsh and William Graham among his most impactful instructors at KSU. Welsh assisted Turnley in applying for graduate school at Eastern Kentucky University, and Graham has served as another of Turnleys many role models. </p><p>He always said he sees a lot of potential in me, Turnley says about Graham.</p><p>Turnley, who was on the Deans List throughout college, majored in physical education and minored in athletic training. And maintaining a busy schedule while keeping up with his studies, he also worked as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor at a Lexington YMCA branch and traveled with the Thorobred football team as a student athletic trainer.</p><p>Class of 2015Graduate Profiles</p><p>On The Fast Track</p><p> 4 Onward &amp; Upward | Summer 2015 </p></li><li><p>Onward &amp; Upward | Summer 2015 5</p><p>A non-traditional student, Patricia D. Ross graduated from KSU at the age of 67. She completed the liberal studies program with an emphasis on health and physical education. </p><p>A native of Frankfort, Ky., she first attended KSU in 1967 as an employee in the Registrars Office. At the same time she was taking care of a family, she says, I took as many classes as I could.</p><p>After sending two children through college and retiring from a long career in federal government, Ross says, I thought maybe I can complete my personal goal of earning my degree.</p><p>Ross participated in KSUs Project Graduate, a program that accepts former students with a certain number of credits for completion of their degree requirements.</p><p>Ross worked in various offices at KSU until 1985 and then moved on to federal jobs, for 25 years, at the Department of Defense in Texas and at the Department of Agriculture in Indiana and Kentucky.</p><p>She currently works part time at First Baptist Church in Frankfort.</p><p>Im not one to sit around and do nothing, she says. I have too many God-given skills to not use them. I have a tech-savvy boss, so we complement each other.</p><p>Continuing in non-traditional roles, she has modeled with Lexingtons Uniqueness Unlimited Modeling Productions for 13 years.</p><p>Non-Traditional in Many Ways</p><p>A mother and son duo, Charlotte Murphy and Christopher Murphy both received degrees from Kentucky State University on May 9.</p><p>Charlotte Murphy, who works in KSUs Financial Aid Office, earned a masters degree in public administration with a non-profit concentration. A first-generation college graduate on both sides of her family, she earned her bachelors degree in criminal justice in 2010.</p><p>She left Philadelphia in1998 and made her home in Frankfort. Always ambitious, for a time she owned a local restaurant that served Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and hoagies.</p><p>Christopher Murphy followed his mother in 2010 to attend KSU. Majoring in computer science, he says he plans to pursue a career in the field. Im always on the computer, he says with passion.</p><p>It hits me about the magnitude of our accomplishments, the proud single mother says. Its overwhelming to see my son graduating.</p><p>Mother and Son Duo</p></li><li><p>Onward &amp; Upward | Summer 2015 6</p><p>Kentucky State University has appointed Dr. Lorna L. Shaw-Berbick as dean of the university. She began her new position on May 26, 2015.</p><p>Shaw-Berbick is an innovative administrator and educator with proven ability in establishing collaborative work environments and high performance teams in higher education to achieve mission-driven goals and objectives.</p><p>On behalf of the university, I am excited to have Dr. Shaw-Berbick join our team, KSU President Raymond M. Burse says. I am confident that she will greatly enhance our ability to move our faculty and university forward. Her demonstrated experience as an administrator and educational visionary as well as her ability to manage a budget makes her a great fit for Kentucky State University.</p><p>Shaw-Berbick has served as the dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., where she managed a budget of about $9 million and a full- and part-time faculty of...</p></li></ul>