Past Speakers

1939-1940

Mrs. Charles Norton - "A Visit to England"

Dr. Henry Noble Sherwood, President of Georgetown College - "An Historical Discussion"

Dr. Myron T. Hopper - "It Beats the Dutch"

Dr. Carl H. Fortune - "Health"

Mrs. Preston Johnston - "Book Review"

1940-1941

Mrs. Raymond F. McLain - "Education in Mexico"

Anne Worthington Callihan - "Old Silver"

Dr. J. H. Durpe - "Reflections on Contemporary World Politics"

Mr. John F. Day, Jr. - "Kentucky Hills Today"

Mrs. George Edwin Smith - "A Book Review and Special Music"

1941-1942

Mrs. Dena Shelby Diehl - "The Golden Rule Foundation"

Mrs. Raymond F. McLain - "Book Review"

Mrs. Albert Server - "Guatemala"

1942-1943

Dr. C. H. Plopper - "Past, Present, and Future Education in China"

Mr. Clay Lancaster - "McMurtrie and Kentucky Architecture"

Mrs.  Herndon Wagers - "Jefferson Davis"

Mr. Burton Milward - "Book Review"

1943-1944

Mrs. Frank L. McVey - "Venezuela, Our Nearest South American Neighbor"

Dr. Scott Hall - "Book Review"

Miss Sallie Elkin - "Rational Decoration"

Mrs. Sarah V. Dugan, Director, Kentucky Bureau of Foods, Drugs and Hotels - "Food in the Transmission of Disease"

1944-1945

Dr. C. L. Plopper - "Bits of Chop Suey"

Dr. L. A. Brown - "Post War Education"

Mrs. Preston Johnston - "Book Review"

Mrs. Farra VanMeter - "Manchester Street Library"

1949-1950

Mr. Victor Hammer - "Art"

Dr. Edwin Marx - "China"

Mrs. Raymond McLain - "Folk Songs and Dances"

1950-1951

Mr. William Jansen - "Experience in Collecting Tall Tales"

Mrs. Owen Lee - "Aspects of Southwest Literature"

Mr. Joseph C. Graves - "Exhibit of Prints" at the Public Library

1951-1952

Dr. B. N. Pittenger - "African Safari"

Dr. Edwin Alderson - "On Living in France Today"

Dr. Edwin Marx, Miss Annie An, Miss Ruth Chung, Mr. Elliott Chung - "Korea and America"

1952-1953

Miss Frances Jennings - "American Students as Ambassadors to Europe"

1954-1955

Dr. C. T. Sharpton - "Aims of Education"

1956-1957

Miss Roemol Henry '34 - "Rare Books"

1987-1988

Shirley Chisholm, First black woman elected to Congress - "the Future of Women and Work in America"

1994-1995

Barbara Magnum, Professor of Drama - "Everything You Wanted to Know About Drama"

1996-1997

Jim Redmann, Lexington/Fayette Urban County Government - "McConnell Springs"

1998-1999

Martha Howard Fawbush '57 - "Be the Best You Can Be"

Marcia Griest Farris '69, UK Arboretum Director - "UK Arboretum Showcase"

1999-2000

Neil Kingery, Vice President, Better Business Bureau - "Scams"

Tim Soulis, Theater Director, Transylvania University - "Tour of the Lucille Little Theater"

2000-2001

Steve Sawyer, Religions Artist - "Religious Art Showcase"

2001-2002

Nancy Jones Ball '58 and Edward E. Ball, Jr. '57, Global Missionaries - "Missionary Work in Africa"

Brian Austin, Director of Athletics, Transylvania University - "Athletics at Transylvania"

2002-2003

Carla Smith-Moorman '91, TWC historian - "The History of the TWC"

2003-2004

Kathleen Egner, Assistant Professor of Education, Transylvania University - "Women in Education"

Olesja Lukjanova '04 and Aloka Mukherjee - "Women's Issues in Other Countries"

2004-2005

Marcia Griest Farris '69, UK Arboretum Director - "UK Arboretum Showcase"

Elizabeth Moody Wagner '37, former WWII aviator - "Women in Aviation"

2005-2006

Bettie L. Kerr '77, Director, LFUCG Historic Preservation - "Lexington/Fayette County History and Historical Buildings"

2006-2007

Vincent S. Bingham ‘98, Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs, Transylvania University

Martha Ojeda, Associate Professor of Spanish, Transylvania University

2007-2008

Paul H. Jones, Professor of Religion, Transylvania University, and Mark V. Blankenship ‘81, Director of Development, Transylvania University

Virginia Marsh Bell '44, Program Consultant, Lexington/Blue Grass Alzheimer's Association

2008-2009

Georgia Green Stamper ‘67, author

Natasa Pajic ‘96, Director of Alumni Programs, Transylvania University

2009-2010

Karen Anderson, Coordinator of Community Service and Civic Engagement, Transylvania University - "Alternative Spring Break"

Eva Csuhai, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Transylvania University - "Transylvania's Community Garden"

2010-2011

Valarie Honeycutt Spears '83, Lexington Herald-Leader Staff Writer

Tom Eblen, Lexington Herald-Leader Staff Writer

2011-2012

Brian D. Lane, Head Coach of Men's Basketball and Men's Golf, Transylvania University

Melissa A. McEuen, Professor of History, Transylvania University

2012-2013

Martha M. Billips '78, Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College for First-Year Academic Programs and Advising

Nora Rose Moosnick '86, author of "Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity"

2013-2014

Holly Sheilley, Director of Athletics, Transylvania University

Betty Scrivner Lollis '58: Visiting Historic Chautauqua

Women Faculty Members Panel: Martha M. Billips 78' (Professor of English), Ellen Cox (Associate Professor of Philosophy), Melissa A. McEuen (Professor of History), and Meg Upchurch (Professor of Psychology)

2014-2015

International Students Ajibola Bakare '15 (Nigeria), Scarnie Liu '16 (China), Nanhao "Pound" Chen '18 (China)

Tiffany R. Wheeler '90, Associate Professor of Education, Transylvania University

Shane McKee, Ph.D., Director of Student Involvement and Leadership, Transylvania University

2015-2016

Laura Bryan, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University

Honorable Karen Caldwell, Chief United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

Michele Sparks, Vice President for Communications and Marketing at Transylvania University


2016-2017

State Representative Leslie Combs ' 81

Tracy Dunn '90, Director of Mentoring Programs at Transylvania University

Georgia Stamper '67, Author

James H. Frazier, III '76, Transylvania University Trustee


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